When people talk about Carleton, they often mention “the Capital advantage”. What exactly is “the Capital advantage”?

Canada’s capital region is a thriving and innovative ecosystem with the top ranked talent market in Canada in 2020, top ranked work-life balance in 2022 (Canadian Business Journal), and the second-highest concentration of tech workers in North America. The seat of Canada’s federal government, Ottawa is home to over 1,800 high-tech companies, more than 130 embassies and high commissions, and a large percentage of Canada’s major clinical and life sciences, and medical research centres. Ottawa is also one of worlds’s safest and cleanest cities.

With exciting experiences at your doorstep, and a variety of venues for art, dance, food, drama, music, sports, and festivals, there is always a chance to discover new things. Get inspired immersing yourself in Ottawa’s beautiful natural environment and nearby Gatineau Park perfect for paddling, biking, hiking, and more. A UNESCO World Heritage Site right next to campus, the famous Rideau Canal, allows you to explore the city by boat or skate the world’s longest stretching rink each winter.

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