About Ottawa

Need to Move in our Nation’s Capital, then you will need an Ottawa Moving Company. With a population of just under a million, it is Canada’s fourth largest city. It is the political headquarters of Canada and has the highest ratio of Government based jobs. It is also the home of the world’s longest skating rink…the Rideau Canal. In the winter you can skate for over 7 KM which is more than 90 Olympic sized skating rinks! The Rideau Canal is oldest continuously operated canal system and is a World Heritage site.

The city of Ottawa is surrounded by three major river systems: the Ottawa River which divides Ontario from Quebec, the Gastineau River and the Rideau River. The city of Gatineau despite being part of the province of Quebec is considered part of the National Capital Region. The city has a large urban area with subsequent small urban and suburban neighbourhoods that constitute the Ottawa Metropolitan area. The main neighbourhoods of Ottawa are Gloucester, Vanier, Nepean, Orleans, Kanata and Rockcliffe.

Jobs in Ottawa

As you might have guessed, Ottawa’s number one employer is the Public sector. This makes Ottawa’s economy very stable. There is very low unemployment and a high standard of living making Ottawa a great place to work and live. It also enjoys a robust technology industry. The Kanata Research Park is home to many high tech companies. The Ottawa Gatineau region has the third highest incomes in Canada! Many refer to Ottawa as “Silicon Valley North”. In fact some of the largest tech companies were founded in Ottawa such as Nortel Networks, JDS Uniphase, Cognos, Corel and Mitel.

Sport and Recreation

If you enjoy sport and recreation, you will like living in Ottawa. It has a successful NHL franchise the Ottawa Senators and a CFL football team the Ottawa Redblacks. If you enjoy professional soccer, you can always take in a game in the Canadian Tire center watching the Ottawa Fury. If high levels of education are a primary motive for moving to Ottawa, then you would be wise to relocate here. Ottawa has one of the highest levels of Education per capita in Canada. I’ll bet you didn’t know that Ottawa has the highest population of Engineers, Scientists and PhD’s in the entire country.

Maybe you just got a promotion and need to move to a newer house or you just landed a nice Government job and need a long distance mover to relocate you to Ottawa. With over 15 years’ experience with Ottawa moving companies, Moveit can find you just the right mover.

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  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
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