Ottawa Expat City & Insurance Guide
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a beautiful city full of museums, history and numerous sites for both visitors and expats alike. There are many expats who make their home in the city because of a large number of embassies located there. The Parlement building is quite impressive and you can even skate down the Rideau cannel when it freezes in the winter. The city has an excellent quality of life and real estate is not too expensive. Ottawa also has a dynamic range of opportunities for starting a business or venture, especially in the tech or NGO sector.
1. Dining in Ottawa
You don’t want to miss out ByWard Market while you are in Ottawa. It is known as one of Canada’s oldest and largest markets since 1826. You will find everything you need there: from food retail, arts, fashion, restaurants, household items, beauty and more. Enjoy a picnic brunch with fresh cheese, meats and produce from ByWard Market. You will never regret for it.
There are several different shopping malls in Ottawa. Downtown premier central shopping centre is indeed a shopper’s paradise. You can encounter antique stores, and many other latest fashion stores, as well as locally crafted goodies.
Ottawa offers an excellent standard of healthcare facilities for all residents of the city. Public hospitals in Ottawa provide a high standard of care but for some expats, the waiting list sometimes can be too long. Most expats living in Ottawa choose private healthcare system. They can also take advantage of the local walk-in clinic for emergency check-ups. To know about healthcare system in Ottawa check out our healthcare region page.
4. Insurance for Expatriates in Ottawa
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Ottawa. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Ottawa:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans