The Capital Advantage

Carleton University is located in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. Our location 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.

At the Sprott School of Business, you 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’s thriving technology sector is 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 and bicycle paths. It is bordered by the Ottawa River and the historic Rideau Canal. The fourth largest city in Canada, Ottawa consistently ranks at the top of Canada’s best places to live by MoneySense magazine. Ottawa ranks third in North America and 19th in the world in Mercer’s worldwide 2019 Quality of Living City Ranking.

Carleton’s campus is situated a short ride from Parliament Hill and the downtown core. Our self-contained campus is bordered by the Rideau Canal, the Rideau River and a quiet, residential neighbourhood. The campus is well serviced by public transportation with several bus routes and light rail stopping on campus.

(Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism)

View of Ottawa downtown along the Rideau Canal in the summer.Learn more about Ottawa: