In the past, Ottawa has always been a favourite for city dwellers looking for a home that’s more affordable than most major cities. That’s changing now, though. Housing is in short supply in the city now, sparking bidding wars for buyers and skyrocketing prices for renters. Expect this situation to only get worse before it gets better. Given that, you may want to look outside Ottawa proper for options, if you’re having trouble finding a place in the city.
Typical housing type:
Detached homes, but there are also high-rises and row houses.
We’re serious about needing to be bilingual to excel in Ottawa. And we’re not talking about having a word or two of conversational French. Most jobs require functional fluency. As for government positions, you have to be truly, fluently bilingual.
Avg. rent by housing size:
Avg. rent compared to other Canadian towns and regions
Ottawa is 1% lower than the Canadian average