Hello I am going to start work in Ottawa currently in Montreal and I am looking to move to Gatineau what should I know first For example someone mentioned me that there is crazy traffic on the border daily Is that

Hello I am going to start work in Ottawa currently in Montreal and I am looking to move to Gatineau what should I know first For example someone mentioned me that there is crazy traffic on the border daily Is that

This is not the time to be asking that question because the traffic volumes are not representative of what they usually are, due to the pandemic.It is even doubtful that they will return to pre-pandemic levels because the government workers that make up a good deal of the traffic have discovered telework, and, more importantly, their bosses have discovered that telework is a great way to save on rent, with apparently little loss, if any, in productivity.However, yes, before the pandemic you could expect to be in your car for about an hour just to come from the Gatineau sector of Gatineau, the more northern reaches of Hull sector, or from the Aylmer sector.

People are regularly clamouring for another bridge over the river, but it’s unlikely that will be a solution that will be retained since many other options have opened up.Gatineau is very nice, but getting over the river is a bit of a bottleneck.If you are coming from Montreal, though, I can’t see how you have anything to worry about.

Living in Gatineau instead of Ottawa could provide you with lower cost childcare, lower cost for lodging, education in French for your children except if you were educated in English in Canada, lower cost electricity but higher income tax.