Ottawa Business Growth Survey

There’s been frustrations with the federal government around vaccine expectations, and with the provincial government over its mixed messages surrounding public health restrictions.
The prolonged work-from-home experiment – and questions about where employees will want to work, post-pandemic – is leaving many businesses unsure of their future office needs. 
While some in Ottawa’s business community believe the worst economic impact of the pandemic is behind them, other industries face a prolonged recovery.
A permanent shift is underway in the way we work, connect with clients and think about our city as a whole.
Finding a happy balance that works for everyone will require a lot of “trial and error,” Invest Ottawa's Nick Quain said at the launch of the Ottawa Business Growth Survey report.
Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey is an opportunity for business leaders to share their priorities and perspectives with policymakers, politicians and business advocates.
While the ubiquity of mobile and portable technology has helped many employees stay connected to their workplace through the pandemic, it has also created new cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Tech sector’s relative strength may help it address its long-standing labour shortage by attracting students to the industry.
While some Ottawa businesses say these programs played a critical role in helping them weather the pandemic, the impact – and takeup – of these initiatives was uneven.
Despite the high number of organizations forced to lay off employees, an even higher proportion say they plan to hire new staff