SmartPlans for Ottawa, Ontario
About Study Area
The Ottawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is located in the northeastern border of Ontario and in the south border of Quebec that has a land area of about 6,767 sq.km. Based on the 2016 Canadian Census, the CMA has a total population of 1,323,783, which represents a 5.5% increase from 2011. As the capital of Canada, the Ottawa CMA is currently ranked 5th in the national population ranking. In addition, Ottawa ranked 2nd most populated CMA in Ontario, while it ranked 3rd in Quebec. Furthermore, the CMA has a total of 642,340 jobs as of 2016, where public administration (23.93%), health care and social assistance (11.71%), and retail trade (11.08%) are the top three dominant industries.