Established in 1967, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology (Algonquin College) is a leading post-secondary education institution with campuses in Ottawa, Pembroke, and Perth, Ontario, Canada. Its population includes 1,200 full-time employees, 3,100 part-time employees, over 21,000 full-time registrants and nearly 38,000 continuing education students.
BRIGIL Construction has built over 7,000 homes in the Ottawa-Gatineau area since it was established in 1985. It specializes in building communities featuring a mixture of condo towers, low-rise buildings and commercial spaces.
The Canada School of Public Service is the main educational institution for the Government of Canada. In 2013-2014, 24 full-time and 360 part-time teachers from 45 government departments delivered online or in person training to more than 205,000 registered learners across Canada.
The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is the national voice for safe, secure and sustainable electricity for all Canadians. It advocates on behalf of over 100 members that generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada.
The Canadian Museum of Nature is home to the world’s largest natural history collection, with more than 14.6 million specimens in the fields of botany, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. The museum welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year.
As one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, the Canadian Real Estate Association’s membership includes more than 100,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople who work through 100 real estate boards and associations across Canada. CREA’s staff responds to an average of about 3,000 calls per month.
Casinos du Québec constructed and manages four casinos throughout Québec on behalf of the Government of Québec. It offers world-class food services, accommodations and quality boutiques to over 10 million visitors annually. Earnings for 2014-2015 equalled $777 million.
As the fourth largest municipality in Canada, the City of Ottawa delivers a wide variety of social, health, and economic programs and services to over 951,000 residents. Its employees respond to more than 1 million inquiries from residents and visitors each year.
Delaware North is a global food service and hospitality company with over 55,000 associates serving 500 million guests at 200 properties and 300 retail locations around the world. Its total revenue in 2011-2012 was $2.6 billion.
Eli Lilly and Company is an American Fortune 500 pharmaceutical corporation with revenues in 2014 reaching $19.6 billion. It employs more than 41,000 people and distributes products to approximately 120 countries. It is perhaps best known for developing psychiatric drugs such as Prozac®.
Employment and Social Development Canada is the fourth-largest department within the Government of Canada and is responsible for developing, managing and delivering hundreds of social programs and services to the public.
ENCON Group Inc. is a leading managing general agent in Canada offering insurance programs for individuals, professionals, organizations and businesses in the form of professional liability insurance, construction insurance, group benefits and retiree benefits. It employs approximately 240 people in three Canadian offices.
Hydro Ottawa is the third-largest municipally-owned LDC in the province. Its 700 employees serve 330,300 total customers representing 302,000 residential, 24,770 small commercial and 3,300 large commercial users over a 1,116 square kilometre service area.
Invest Ottawa carries out economic development programs and initiatives in the areas of entrepreneurial mentorship, startup development, business incubation services, expansion and more. In 2014, it facilitated 1,337 new jobs and attracted $167 million in investments.
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational Fortune 500 manufacturing company specializing in medical devices, pharmaceutical products and consumer packaged goods. Founded in 1886, Johnson & Johnson has grown to over 125,000 employees in 60 countries.
The Kanata North Business Association advocates on behalf of over 500-member companies that together create a world-class hub of technology and innovation in the west end of Ottawa. It works with local government and partners to identify and address issues that may impede economic growth, facilitates community collaboration projects to attract new businesses and new talent to the area, and represents members as it continues to develop productive and informed relationships with municipal leaders and other officials.
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group employing approximately 29,000 staff and 53,000 agents at principle operations in Canada, the United States and Asia. It offers a variety of financial solutions including insurance, investments and banking products..
MHPM Project Managers Inc. is a privately-held company with operations in Canada and the Middle East. It leads construction projects and provides clients with information and advice to optimize their building and infrastructure investments.
OC Transpo provides comprehensive transit services to nearly one million people in Ottawa with over 900 buses and three trains serving nearly 375,000 daily riders. It is currently transforming to a multi-modal transportation company with the implementation of new light-rail system.
The Ottawa Public Library comprises 34 physical and virtual branches across a 2,700 km2 service area, making it North America’s largest bilingual (English/French) public library system. It services Ottawa’s nearly one million residents.
The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) is an industry association consisting of approximately 3,000 registered brokers and salespeople in the Ottawa area. Founded in 1919, the OREB was one of the first real estate boards to be formed in Canada. It advocates to all levels of government on behalf of its members, and provides them with leading technology, tools and resources while also upholding high standards of ethics and ethical practices.
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation provides residents across Eastern Ontario with access to cancer coaching and care services, and supports research and clinical trials to aid in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and cure of various types of cancer.
Ottawa Salus Corporation is a registered charity with a 38-year history of advocating for and supporting adults with severe mental illness as they transition to independence in their communities. In 2014-2015, it reported a total income of $6.8 million and placed 186 people into quality, affordable homes.
Physio Sports Care Centre is a leading full-service physiotherapy clinic in Ottawa that provides modern, evidence-based physiotherapy assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, education and injury prevention programs for people of all ages and skill levels.
The Royal Canadian Mint is a Crown Corporation that produces all of Canada’s circulation coins and currency, investment-grade gold and silver bullion, and artistic coin designs for collectors, investors and gift-givers. The RCM also offers an array of services to businesses and foreign governments, including outsourced coin production, assay, storage, and reference and analysis tools.
Service Canada is an online, telephone and in-person service that helps Canadians access programs, benefits and services from the Government of Canada and its partners. On average, Service Canada processes 1 million transactions per day.
Shared Services Canada comprises more than 6,300 employees across 45 Government of Canada departments who are tasked with improving the efficiency, reliability and security of the Government of Canada’s IT infrastructure. When complete, this project is projected to save $100 million annually.
Smart Cities Challenge is a Canada-wide competition spearheaded by Infrastructure Canada. It challenges communities of all sizes to become more accessible, connected and collaborative through technology. Grand Prize winner (any population size) will receive up to $50 million, two winners (any population size) will receive up to $10 million each, and one winner (population under 30,000 people) will receive up to $5 million.
The National Gallery of Canada holds more than 40,000 works of art and is the permanent home for the most extensive collection of Canadian art in the world. It welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year, including 60,000 students.
The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce is a members-based organization that provides support to business owners in the form of advocacy, networking, professional development and special events as well as affinity programs and special pricing on products.
The Summit Group is a global sales performance improvement company, part of The Consalia Global Alliance, committed to setting the new global standard for strategic selling across 30 countries in 26 languages.
The Telfer School of Management is a business school within the University of Ottawa with approximately 4,300 students, 200 full- and part-time faculty and 25,000 alumni. Its areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, innovation, health systems management, business analytics and performance.
The University of Ottawa is the world’s largest bilingual (French-English) university. It has more than 42,500 students enrolled in 385 programs in 10 faculties, 8,300 employees and 190,000 alumni. The total research revenue for 2013-2014 equaled $275.2 million.
The Westin Ottawa is an award-winning, full-service luxury hotel located in downtown Ottawa. With 350 employees and 395 guest rooms, the Westin Ottawa is a venue of choice for high-end business meetings, conferences and social gatherings.
Toronto Hydro is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada, distributing approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in Ontario. It employs over 1,400 people, serves approximately 740,000 customers, and owns and operates $3 billion in capital assets.
Founded in 2002, Watson Di Primio Steel (WDS) Investment Management Ltd. is a privately-owned and independent portfolio management firm that delivers personalized investment management services to private clients in Ottawa.