About Ottawa

A capital location

Sprott students on Parliament HillCarleton University is located Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and offers unique opportunities that are only found in the nation’s capital. Here you will find a complementary blend of urban and rural lifestyles, culture and heritage, business and government. Ottawa’s official languages are English and French.

At the Sprott School of Business, you’ll have access to unparalleled international network of federal government departments, international agencies, global companies and over 120 embassies and high commissions. Ottawa also plays host to many visiting dignitaries from around the world.

Ottawa boasts a thriving technology sector made up of over 1,900 companies. Other major sectors include government, health, education and trade.  In addition, Ottawa residents have the highest median incomes in Canada and are highly educated with 60 per cent having post-secondary education.

Ottawa is also one of the most picturesque capitals in the world with many parks, bicycle paths and bordered by the Ottawa River and the historic Rideau Canal. The fourth largest city in Canada, Ottawa has been named Canada’s best place to live by MoneySense magazine for three years in a row.

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Aerial view of downtown Ottawa