- Healthcare Insurance
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
- Apply for OHIP if eligible
Please note: visiting researchers should have sufficient travel insurance for the entire period that they are in Canada.
Please note that this list was compiled by Carleton International for the purpose of general information. It is not ordered by recommendation as we have not inspected or seen locations. It is up to the client to contact the appropriate person with any questions or concerns. Also note that the cost of housing rentals in Ottawa is always changing. Finding housing might take longer than expected and be aware of internet scams and fraud.
Looking for the best place to start? Check out our Off-Campus Housing 101 checklist.
Summer Accommodations in Residence at Carleton University will be available to visiting scholars from May 13 to August 13, 2023.
Off Campus Housing:
Additional Off Campus Listings:
Depending on the nature of your stay in Canada, you may be required to open a temporary bank account. For your convenience, there is a Bank of Nova Scotia located right on campus. There are also 5 Scotiabank automated banking machines (ABMs) located around Carleton. Click here for more information about banking on campus.
However, you are free to use any bank that you want in Canada. Some other options include:
- Public Transportation
The metro system in Ottawa is called OC Transpo. You can pay directly on the bus, but the easiest way to get around is with a bus pass, what we call a Presto card.
There are a number of ways to get a Presto card. You can visit one of their service center locations, including the one at the Rideau Centre, the main shopping mall downtown. You can also visit certain retail stores in Ottawa, such as Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart. Alternatively, you can order a card online or by phone. It can take up to 10 business days for your card to ship.
Please note that visiting researchers are not eligible for a U-Pass (a student bus pass) because they are not registered in any courses.
Taking the Bus
To plan your trip or to find bus schedules, please visit the OC Transpo website.
Bus routes that currently come through Carleton include the 2, 7, 10, and 111. There are three main stops on campus, which you can find using this map.
- Campus Avenue (near Minto Center – MC)
- University Drive (near Athletics Building – AC)
- Raven Road (near Nesbitt Biology Building – NB)
For any questions, please contact:
International Research Agreements and Mobility Coordinator