I've lived in Ottawa my whole life. Weather aside (Canada doesn't just have snow), all I know is that the market in Ottawa and the immediate surrounding areas isn't all that exciting. Toronto has a great market, as does Montreal and some of the other major cities (Halifax, Vancouver, etc...).
Canada has a bit of a burgeoning Indie market right now, and a lot of new talent seems to be sprouting up in the major centres - and that trend is moving outwards into the surrounding areas. If you get lucky and end up in a good area, you shouldn't have a problem paying the bills.
"I don't care whether it was recorded in the digital or analog realm - using the best or the worst in gear. To be honest, I've heard plenty of good and bad from either... The question for me at the end of the day is: does it sound GOOD?"