Our University is a key driver for business, innovation and investment in the region and contributes to the reputation, growth and high quality of like in our region, our province and our country.

Since 1848, the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university: a reflection, an observatory and a catalyst of the Canadian experience in all its complexity and diversity. Located in the heart of the National Capital Region, our university makes three major contributions to the local economy:

  • We are an engine of job creation and a major purchaser of goods and services.
  • Our graduates earn more thanks to their postsecondary education and
  • As a major research engine, and source of innovation, the University contributes to productivity gains in the Ottawa-Gatineau economy.

Click here to access the full University of Ottawa's 2012 Economic Impact Study.