Setting up Business in Ottawa
Are you considering setting up business in Ottawa? Ottawa offers real advantages to any relocating business – a smart workforce, internationally-recognized universities, dynamic business clusters, competitive costs, and quality of life that makes us the envy of the world.
Invest Ottawa can help you navigate the process. Help available includes:
- Connecting and introducing you to key Ottawa business resources, local leaders, key sectors, government agencies and others.
- Performing custom market research reports on business and economic conditions, as well as information on the community, its lifestyle and amenities.
- Supporting site selection, business registration, immigration, taxation and addressing regulatory issues.
We work closely with our investors, all three levels of government, post-secondary and research institutions, business agencies and associations, and talent attraction and retention organizations to help investors start and grow businesses in Ottawa.
Locate Ottawa has been designed as an online tool to provide a wide variety of information for businesses analyzing new or expanded locations in Ottawa. Typically, companies wish to conduct this initial research online with a need to learn a lot about a site’s potential, including such things as nearby market and labour force, consumer spending, population (present and future), educational levels, language, available real-estate etc. These factors and the many others are all important when considering Ottawa as a location and Locate Ottawa has been designed to provide a “one-stop” location to conduct this research with a level of precision that is entirely adequate for the purpose.
Locate Ottawa uses population estimates and demographic data provided by Environics Analytics, a market research firm operating across Canada. A powerful and versatile software platform enables users to obtain population and other data for a wide variety of geographical queries (user defined radii, polygon etc.) quickly and easily. Environics updates population estimates annually, using proprietary software and accordingly, enquiries produce reports in several popular formats that are timely and highly relevant for market and workforce research inquires.