Ottawa, Ontario is the home of Canada's Parliament. It has a population of over 1 million, making it Canada's fourth largest city by population. Ottawa has been voted the most business-friendly city in North and South America. The Federal Government is the city's largest employer with over 110,000 employees.
Carleton University and the University of Ottawa rank highly in overall graduate employability. Algonquin College, a top rated research college, is a leader in Canadian innovation. Ottawa's employable workforce has the highest concentration of tech talent and the second highest concentration of scientists and engineers in the nation.
Ottawa's transportation infrastructure is among the best. The nation's Capital is a gateway to many North American markets. The Trans-Canada Highway connects Ottawa to Sudbury and Montreal, while highways 416 and 401 provide access to Kingston, Belleville, and Toronto. The Ottawa International Airport also offers quick access to New York City, Boston, and Chicago. The city's public transportation systems include VIA Rail, Greyhound Canada, and the OC Transpo.