French is considered an asset in this bilingual city, but it is more central to some fields than others.
Fields such as health care, technology, law and business, offer employment in both English and French, and qualified individuals speaking either language will be able to find positions.
Government positions will often specify “bilingual preferred,” so a bilingual candidate will be shown preference over a non bilingual candidate, and management levels of government do require bilingual status (for more information on bilingual positions in
the Federal public service click here
The working language of the Jewish community of Ottawa is English, which is to say that even though many members of the community are bilingual or Francophone, the communication from Jewish schools, synagogues and Jewish agencies will almost always be in English.