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Moving to Ottawa

Moving to Ottawa

Are you planning a move to Ottawa? Many expats have found the city to be a top place to retire. This capital city stands on the banks of the Ottawa River and has a population of about 980,000 people. It offers good access to health care, mild weather and low property taxes. Ottawa’s weather is much more clement than other areas in Canada with less snow to shovel when compared with many other cities.

Local Information when moving to Ottawa

When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Banking & Tax Information

Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Ottawa

House prices are expensive with the average price of small homes costing $950,000 CAD, a larger home will cost around $1500,000 CAD. If you are moving to Ottawa and need to find a property for sale then a helpful site is Property Portal

Schools if moving to Ottawa

The standard of education in Canada is high and Ottawa has a good selection of specialist International schools. Expats with a residence permit can attend Canadian public schools free of charge.
Help to select a school can be found at: Schools Portal

Travel when moving to Ottawa

Most people will want to own a car in Ottawa. Car prices are less than in the UK and price of petrol is also cheaper; although bear in mind that you will drive a lot further. If you choose to travel by public transport, you will have the choice of two main means of transport: The Transitway, which is a bus service and runs east/west through the city, offering rapid travel on city buses via dedicated bus lanes.

The O-Train is a light rail pilot project in Ottawa that runs for 8km from Greenboro Station (south) to Bayview Station (north). The O-Train does not cost anything if you are transferring from a bus or if you are using your DayPass.

Currency Conversion If Moving To Ottawa

The official currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar, abbreviated as CAD or C$.

The Canadian Dollar is divided into 100 cents.

When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.

Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign-Exchange

International Removals if looking for Houses For Sale In Ottawa

This item is brought to you by the International removals storage and shipping company serving Ottawa and the surrounding area.

If you are looking at moving to Ottawa, White & Company have been providing an International removals, packing and storage service for over 145 years and are members of FIDI  and Omni.

White & Company were proud winners of the British Association of Removers and Which? Trusted Traders ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016

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