Welcome to Ottawa!

Herzing College is committed to providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education that fosters student success both academically and professionally. For our international students, this means that we treat you as part of the Herzing family, and we help you step-by-step in your journey to earn your diploma and realize your career goals.

So Much to Do

Ottawa offers everything one expects from a major urban centre: a thriving arts scene and local food and drink that’s among the best in the nation. But the city also boasts the type of natural wonders, outdoor activities, and charm that is often lacking in many major cities.

Paths for biking, jogging, walking, and blading are woven into the fabric of Ottawa’s downtown core; the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, flows through the city; and beautiful green spaces are peppered throughout.

Perhaps even more attractive is that most of these are accessible by foot—a rare feature in any cosmopolitan city. During the winter, the Rideau Canal is transformed into one of the longest skating rinks in the world.


Conveniently located in the east end of the city inside the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, the Herzing College Ottawa campus is equipped with everything needed for an optimum student experience.

Classrooms are designed to engage students through hands-on learning. Lockers are available, and students also have access to a common area with lots of seating and plenty of computers.

The campus is located at:

1200 St. Laurent Boulevard, Box 225
St. Laurent Shopping Center, Suite 408
Ottawa, ON
K1K 3B8

Phone: (613) 742-8099


There is a range of living accommodations available near the campus, so Herzing students can find the type of arrangement that will work for them.

Herzing College staff can provide information on different places to look for apartments. There are also numerous housing sites available that will fit your ideal living scenario (for example: price, smoking, number of bedrooms, and access to public transportation). This service is free.


The Herzing College Ottawa campus is easily accessible by both car and public transit.


There are two city bus systems in Canada’s Capital Region. OC Transpo operates on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, and the Société de Transport de l’Outaouais operates on the Quebec side. You can transfer between the systems along Rideau and Wellington streets in Ottawa around the Portage Bridge, and at the Place d’accueil on Maisonneuve Boulevard in Gatineau.


One of the best ways to get around the city is by bike. Canada’s Capital Region is home to more than 180 km (112 miles) of recreational pathways linking the city’s green spaces, attractions, residential areas, and more.


Visitors are pleasantly surprised by Ottawa’s walkable downtown core.

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Why Herzing

For over 55 years we’ve been helping people transition back to school and into fulfilling careers

Herzing's career-focused training is designed to bridge the gap between students and employers. Our programs are built to meet industry needs and are continually updated to reflect emerging trends in each sector.

With frequent start dates and on campus and online options, our programs offer the flexibility you need to juggle your education with the demands of a job, family, and other activities.

At Herzing College we’re committed to helping you succeed. Our career development team connects you with a network of industry partners and provides ongoing employment support before and after graduation.

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