March Road and the area surrounding it was called “Silicon Valley North” during its 1990s heyday because of high-tech companies such as Mitel, Nortel, and Dell Canada.
Kanata North Technology Park is Canada’s largest technology park. Kanata is home to Ottawa’s powerful cluster of advanced networking, software, and expertise for autonomous vehicles.
Public administration is the largest sector, followed by professional, scientific and technical services, and retail trade. The federal government is the area’s largest employer, with 18% of this riding’s workforce in public administration.
About 66% of the workforce has some sort of post-secondary education.
Over 500 companies call Kanata home – contributing over $7.8 Billion to Canada’s GDP
The riding is also home to numerous dairy, grain, and crop farms.