Ottawa has a population of around 900.000 people, fourth-largest city in the country. Ottawa hosts a variety of annual seasonal activities—such as Winterlude, the largest festival in Canada, and Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill as well as Bluesfest, Canadian Tulip Festival, and much more. In Ottawa you can find that 37% of the population can speak both languages, making it the largest city in Canada with both English and French as co-official language. Ottawa’s primary employers are the Public Service of Canada and the high-tech industry. The national headquarters for many federal departments are located in Ottawa. The city has a high standard of living and low unemployment.  Ottawa has been mentioned as the third highest quality of living of any large city in the Americas, and 16th highest in the world. It is also rated the second cleanest city in Canada. One of our 9 nine universities, the University of Ottawa was the first post-secondary institution established in the city in 1848. The university would eventually expand to become the largest English-French bilingual university in the world. So if you are considering studying in Ottawa, check the information about the main cost of living that you should be considered. The list has been compiled by University of Ottawa. Visit our website for more information about CALDO.