Opportunity is Everything

Canada’s capital region is where you’ll find opportunity. Get ready to start your career with the world’s leading organizations, launch your big ideas in a thriving innovation ecosystem that has the second-highest concentration of tech talent in North America, and enjoy life where natural beauty and big-city excitement meet a safe, affordable and welcoming community. Come join us at Carleton University to unlock your Ottawa advantage.

Downtown Ottawa at night with Parliament Hill visible in the background.

Quick Facts

  • Top ranked talent market in Canada in 2020
  • National and G7 Capital
  • Ranked #1 in Canada for Best Work-Life balance (Canadian Business ’22)
  • One of Canada’s safest cities
  • One of the world’s cleanest cities
Several pink and yellow tulips, Parliament Hill visible in the background

Annual tulip festival in the spring

A fireworks display surrounds Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day

Firework shows at Parliament Hill in the summer

A woman and her dog stand on a peak overlooking Gatieanu Park

Adventures to the Gatineau Hills in the fall

People skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

Rideau Canal in the winter

Three people stand in front of the Canadian Science and Technology Museum

National museums open all-year round

Kickstart your future where careers thrive

In the centre of an entrepreneurial and global tech ecosystem, you’ll get unique opportunities to work with industry-leading organizations in tech, government, health, aerospace, communications, education and more.

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Ingredients for innovation

Pursue your startup dreams with the support of Ottawa’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture — home to Canada’s largest technology park, Kanata North.

  • One of the world’s top sites for research and development
  • 1,500+ high-tech companies with fewer than 50 employees
  • 540+ leading companies connect with students at CU@Kanata innovation space

Explore world-class arts, culture and sports

At Carleton, your learning may start inside the classroom but that’s not where it ends. With unique experiences at your doorstep, including seven national museums, the National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, and countless venues for food, dance, art, music, drama, festivals and professional sports, you’ll never miss a chance to discover something new.

Outdoor adventure in the heart of the city

Feel inspired when you immerse yourself in Ottawa’s stunning natural environment and nearby Gatineau Park — hiking, biking, paddling and more. On the famous Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site right next to campus, you can traverse the city by boat or skate the world’s largest rink each winter and taste our world-famous beaver tails.

See For Yourself

Visit us to discover why Ottawa is so special and how Carleton is at the heart of it all.