Ottawa

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa, Ontario on a map

Population: 836,300 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.5% (2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 11 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 1154 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 530 (2008)
  • living in shelters: 6,705 (2013)
  • number of individuals who accessed an emergency shelter at some point in the year: 6825 (2015)

HOUSING
Number of public & subsidized housing units: 23,471 (2013)
No. of clients on housing wait list: 10, 089 (2013)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.4% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $972/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $656 (2014)
No. of individuals receiving income assistance: 16,138 (2011)