At Carleton, we have the distinct advantage of being situated in the nation’s capital, which offers our students unique opportunities. We also live in a city that is renowned, both at home and abroad, for its natural beauty and its quality of life. Our Capital Advantage.
Known more as the seat of Canada’s federal government, Ottawa is also home to over 1,800 companies involved in the high tech industry, to over 130 embassies and high commissions, to numerous national museums and to a large percentage of Canada’s major medical, clinical and life sciences research centres.
The city also has a reputation as being one of the most picturesque capitals in the world – with lots of neighbourhood parks and tranquil green spaces, waterways that wind through the city, and historical and architectural landmarks scattered throughout the city. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s most liveable and safe cities, Ottawa is part big city, part small town.