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Alberto Mendez

Living in Ottawa, from Spain

"When I started my new business in Ottawa, I found several contacts in expat circles due to the InterNations Ottawa community."

Mireille Auffret

Living in Ottawa, from Cameroon

"In a big city like Ottawa, it was great to get some tips from fellow expats on how to find a good real-estate agant and a new appartment."

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Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Ottawa!

Hello, and welcome to our expat community in Canada's capital, Ottawa. With InterNations, you have access to an expansive library of guides, advice, and insider tips especially collected to support expats. Take advantage of our wealth of information to answer your questions like, "what careers require a license?" and "how do I prepare for a chilly Canadian winter?". You'll also find valuable advice in our forum, where our friendly expats are always happy to share their first-hand experiences as you begin your exciting new life in Ottawa.

A visit of our community for Expats Barcelona is recommend if other InterNations chapters across North & South America are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Chennai Expats chapter…

Our Services for Ottawa Expatriates

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Ottawa Expatriates Network

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Ottawa Guide for Expats

Ottawa Expat Guide

Expat Forum Ottawa

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Ottawa.

Ottawa Expat Forum

Ottawa Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Ottawa expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Ottawa Expat Events

Culture, Sports, and High Salaries in Ottawa

With the second-highest salaries in Canada and the country's most educated workforce, competition for the best jobs in Ottawa can be fierce; expats who secure employment before relocation have a big advantage. Main industries include telecommunications, IT, life sciences, the media, health and social services, education, high-tech industries, and manufacturing. Expats who can fluently speak both English and French will find more open doors into the job market.
Sports enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, with ice hockey, football, baseball, and soccer played at large stadiums such as the Canadian Tire Center. Culture lovers can head to the Museum of Contemporary Photography, National Gallery, or Museum of Nature for a wide variety of exhibitions, or attend the National Arts Center to see classical music, theater, and dance. Find lively nightlife in the Byward Market district or head to the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Shoppers can choose between the designer boutiques of the Rideau Centre and enjoy the more unusual and unique offerings of Byward Market.

Expats wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can reconnect with nature at one of the many inner city parks or more expansive national parks such as Gatineau Hills. Ottawa also hosts a sailing club and the largest ice rink in the world.

Meet Fellow Expats with InterNations Events

With InterNations you are invited to socialize, network, and have fun with fellow expats already living in Ottawa at our regular events and get-togethers. Our groups will also put you in touch with like-minded expats who share your interests in arts and culture, outdoor activities, salsa dancing, and photography. InterNations gives you access to a range of resources to ensure your relocation is as worry free as possible and you build a fulfilling new life in Ottawa.

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