Ottawa - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Suit and tie at the Embassy. Less casual for the private sector. - Sep 2023

Same as in the US - Aug 2015

Business. - May 2014

Business formal (same as DC). - Jul 2013

Similar to the U.S. but perhaps a bit more casual overall. - Jan 2013

Similar to DC, but snow boots and parkas in winter. - Dec 2010

Same as in Washington or the state of Maine, or in any government offices in DC. - Aug 2010

Generally less-formal with ultra-casual in the more high-tech type employers. - Nov 2009

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