Who provides the best indemnity insurance for New Zealanders contracting to Canada?

#1

I have been sent a short term contract to do a remote trial for a Canadian company. I am pretty new to the contracting game and in the past I’ve only contracted locally in New Zealand and the most I ever signed was an NDA.

I’m pretty wary of the North American legal system, where people make a living off suing or encouraging people to sue. I hope this will never be the case for me, but I want to be smart and cover myself.

Who are the top local or international insurance companies offering affordable packages for NZ contractors working for NZ and international companies?

Thanks,
Dan

#2

AIG or one of the other big insurers might be your best bet. However, I always found it very expensive dealing with PI across borders.

#3

Thanks @international_man. How expensive was ‘very expensive’?

#4

$5000 (NZD) for $1M in PI insurance.

#5

Yikes, is that all? Thanks!