A new study by Preply.com found 74 of the best cities to work and live in as a remote worker, and Ottawa came 9th. No other Canadian city made the top 10 list for the WORKATION index, which was ranked according to 3 indicators: Climate & Environment, Costs & Safety, and Quality of Life.
Ottawa’s Quality of Life was the second highest score on the top 10 list, behind only Iceland. The 1st place city, Brisbane, scored only 85 in this area. However, the Queensland Capital scored a perfect 100 in the area of Climate & Environment, something that Ottawa’s winters cannot compete with. The study implies that remote workers should look to Ottawa as a destination to come for a short-term vacation that is half work and half play.
Toronto ranked 47, and Montreal 27 on the Index.