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An Expat Talks about Living in Ottawa, Canada

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Ottawa

How long have you lived there?

11 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

In Ottawa there is plenty to do, from Clubs, Bars, Museums, Theaters, Sports etc... also there is almost always a festival going on...

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Ottawa, and Canada in general are very accepting for any religion and race it really does not matter up here...

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Most of the Jobs in Ottawa are with the Federal Government and the High Tech firms... Finding a JOb here usually involes checking the paper and just submitting resumes to corporations...

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Lives in Ottawa seem to revolve around Politics mostly then Family, and of course world issues seem to tie up most of our time...

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Plan ahead and make sure you find a place to live BEFORE coming here, there is a major housing shortage in Ottawa as of Aug 23rd 2002...

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