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Colleges and Universities in Ottawa

 

Not only is Ottawa the capital of Canada, it was also ranked second in North America in terms of overall quality of life, according to the 2010 Mercer Human Resources Consulting survey. As a French-Canadian settlement, Ottawa caters to both English- and French-speaking students.

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Ottawa boasts six regional universities and colleges; you could find a program that fits your needs at one the many technology institutes and professional schools in the area. While there are a range of academic programs available, studying in Ottawa (a G8 capital) can be particularly appealing for business students. Online schools in Ottawa provide even more options for obtaining a needed education.

Join the highly educated workforce in Ottawa

Nowhere is Ottawa's commitment to education more obvious than in its workforce. With 60 percent of city residents holding a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma, the Ottawa workforce is one of the most educated in the nation. The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation reports more than 1,800 technology companies operate in the Canadian capital, and key industries in the region include digital gaming, life sciences, software, telecommunications, and security and defense.

The Canadian government has compiled the following average hourly wages for Ottawa jobs in these fields:

  1. Biological technologists and technicians: CAN $21.60
  2. Biologists and related scientists: CAN $34.34
  3. Computer and information systems managers: CAN $44.89
  4. Computer programmers and interactive media developers: CAN $33.83
  5. Graphic designers and illustrators: CAN $20.61
  6. Police officers: CAN $35.35
  7. Software engineers and designers: CAN $42.00

Of course, you need to complete your degree before you are ready to step into any of these jobs. While you finish your classes, don't forget to keep an eye open for the available student discounts. Canada's National Arts Centre is just one place offering hot deals to those enrolled in schools in Ottawa.

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Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Ottawa

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