Looking for Vancouver home insurance from a local name you can trust? You've come to the right place. Square One offers the only policy in North America that can be personalized to your individual needs. That means you decide what to insure, so you only pay for the protection you need. You also get to choose from a wide range of coverage and deductible options. Continue reading to learn why Square One is right for you.
Wondering what people are saying about us? Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
I love that it tailors the policy to your needs. I was able to easily answer questions online to ensure adequate coverage for items like our expensive bicycles and opt for less coverage for things we don’t have like expensive art or jewellery. The best quote I’ve gotten so far, while still ensuring adequate coverage. I signed up. Well done Square One! I’ll be sure to share the good word with my cycling community!
I called Square One because my current insurance provider wanted to charge me $323 a month for insurance on my rental home. It was easy to get started, I had someone I could talk to and everything worked well. I also got a much cheaper policy to cover everything I needed, and I don't think I skimped on any details I might need. Very satisfied.
Forms and four-step process were super smooth! Questions were easy to understand and answer. This is really great compared to other insurance options out there! Your website is super, super friendly and gave me a great guided experience! Good job, guys!
I was terrified in having to find insurance for a condo with a $250k strata deductible as I didn't even know what a strata deductible is... plus we want to rent out this condo short term, (and insurance companies don't cover that), all this was making my head spin. Then I got Birgitta on the phone—calm, smiling, and patient she explained everything and took me through the process. I can not express my gratitude as I was really dreading this task I had. Thank you Square One for being able to cover a complicated case. And Birgitta for helping me understand all without making me feel lost .
Just like they say in their advertising, it takes only 5 minutes to get a quote and buy a policy. The forms are easy to understand and complete. The questions are short and pertinent and you can reduce or opt out of some coverages if they are not applicable to your situation. When I phoned the office for some clarification my call was answered right away by Josh, who was very professional and helpful. I like the fact that the office is here in Vancouver and not back
I was drawn to this insurance provider after reading the great reviews. I am happy to report that while speaking with Sandra, I let her know that's what drew me in and I said that those reviews are true. I was in need of a policy and after Sandra gave me a quote, she mentioned that she didn't know if I had gotten any other quotes from different companies or if I wanted to shop around. I hadn't and didn't feel the need to look anywhere else. This was the first company
I had the absolute pleasure and good fortune to speak directly with Darragh on the phone. He is absolutely patient, professional, and highly knowledgeable with the products Square One offers. I did not have any previous home insurance and Darragh helped me to compile a proposed policy catered to my home insurance needs. I am more than pleased with the quotes he came through with and I am confidently stating that I will be joining Square One Insurance as a new member. Thank you again, Darragh!
I never thought that I will give a review to an insurance provider, let alone an excellent one. I dealt with Diane Parras, and what excellent customer service I got from her. She's very helpful, very patient with me, very understanding of my situation, she explained to me everything that I need to know, and she advised me of the pros and cons of every coverage. It was something that I have never experienced before with an insurance provider. Thank you very much Dianne, and thank you Square One. Your website is awesome, very friendly and so easy to use.
I recently had the pleasure of obtaining a home insurance quote through Square One Insurance and they were hands down the best and most cost-effective option. I specifically worked with Anjali Tayal who was prompt and responsive, kind and knowledgeable and secured us the best rate over several other insurance companies. Anjali and the Square One team helped us quickly and made us feel confident in our choice of home and thrilled with our insurance policy. Five stars!
Bill called me to complete my quote and was extremely helpful and patient. I wasn't sure what kind of coverage I would need for my vintage musical instruments and we decided on fine arts and collectibles. Bill called me back after we had completed the quote and said he had discussed it with his supervisor and agreed that it could be included under personal property. I appreciated the attention to detail he showed and the fact that once he hung up our first call he was still thinking about how to best help me and personalize my service.
4.7 out of 5. That’s how customers rate Square One Insurance Services after writing 15,211 reviews. And with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, people clearly love the way we’re changing home insurance.
With Square One, you can get a quote, buy a policy and even submit a claim – all online, from the comfort of your own home. Quotes and policies are managed through your online account, but if you need help, expert assistance from one of our licensed insurance agents is just a webchat or phone call away.
All policies from Square One represent the highest level of protection currently available in Canada. We make it easy for you to protect your home against common perils (such as water damage and theft) and we even cover the costs of rebuilding your home to meet the latest bylaw or code changes.
Get the peace of mind you deserve. Simply insure your home to Square One’s suggested limit and, if you experience a loss, we’ll rebuild your home, even if the cost of doing so exceeds your limit of insurance.
All policies protect most common personal property items including laptops, smartphones and furniture. If you own specialty property (such as bicycles or fine arts) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own.
Making a claim with Square One is easy. In fact, most of the process can be done online. You’ll get your own dedicated adjuster to work with you from start to finish to make sure you’re back on your feet in no time. And, Square One pays out on 90% of all claims submitted in Canada.
We’re confident you’ll love our service and stay with us. That’s why we don’t lock you into a contract. With us, you can pay monthly or annually and there’s no fixed-term contract. You can also change your payment preferences through your online account.
ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.
The insurance industry doesn't have the greatest reputation when it comes to claims. Many people fear their insurer will go to any length possible to avoid paying claims. At Square One, we’re different. We're there when you need us most.
How different? Legal jargon can be confusing, so we've created a transparency page to translate the legal language of your policy into plain English.
We're committed to changing how you think of insurance. We'll make sure your claim is handled quickly and fairly.See Our Transparency Page
The biggest problem with making a claim is not having the right protection. With a policy that's tailored to your needs, you get the best protection possible.
We guarantee a fast response when you need it most. Not an emergency? No problem. Your adjuster will still be in touch within one business day. It's your home, and your stuff, so we keep you in the loop.
A single dedicated adjuster works with you from start to finish. Without the need to repeat the details of your claim, you'll be back on your feet in no time.
In 5 minutes, you can get a free quote online.
Love your quote? Buy online or save for later. Or, call 1.778.331.6933 for assistance.
Provided below are statistics on the percentage of Square One customers that add each class of specialty property to their policies.
Provided below are some basic resources for those of you who may be new to Vancouver. These resources range from a background on the city to tips on planning a move.
Vancouver, a coastal city in the province of British Columbia, has a population of 603,500 people, which makes it the eighth largest Canadian municipality. With a population of 2.4 million, the Greater Vancouver area is the third highest populated metropolitan area in Canada and the highest in Western Canada.
Vancouver residents are an ethnically diverse group with 52% having a first language other than English. It has a land area of about 114 square kilometres, making it the most populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city in North America.
If you wish to see the city of Vancouver in all its natural glory, Stanley Park is the place to visit. The park offers horse-drawn carriage tours which pass by several of the park’s attractions, including Deadman’s Island, the Rose Garden, and the Empress of Japan figurehead. The Stanley Park Tour is regarded as the top attraction in all of Vancouver.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is not for the faint of heart, but is certainly a breathtaking experience. The bridge is 450 feet (137 meters) long and 230 feet (70 meters) high, featuring two glass platforms to support its walkers. The Capilano Suspension Bridge has been available as a tourist attraction since 1889.
If you’re planning on moving, consider following the steps below for an easy, stress free move.
Select your movers: When starting a move, the first thing you should decide is whether or not you’re going to hire a moving company. Look at what needs to be moved from your home, and the current help you already have. If you have lots of willing friends and family, moving without a company will save you money. However, hiring a moving company may be a good idea if you need to move large items, such as a piano. While there are several moving companies in Vancouver, companies commonly used include You Move Me, Action Movers, and Priority 1 Movers.
Get necessary supplies: Your next step should be to gather all the supplies you’ll need for your big move. Common supplies include boxes, tape, labels, bubble wrap or other specialty packaging, and a dolly. You can expect to spend up to $250 on supplies alone, but that can very depending on the size of your family.
Pack smart: Don’t forget that you’ll need some essential items unpacked right away when you reach your new home. It’s no fun to have to dig through several boxes to find only a couple items. Because it takes time to unpack everything, you should keep the essential items within easy reach so they can be unpacked first. These include, utensils, clothing, pots and pans, bedding, and curtains among others.
Keep your receipts: If you moved at least 40 kilometers closer to work, the Canada Revenue Agency will allow your to deduct some moving expenses from your income. Visit the CRA to learn more.
Now that you’ve moved into your new residence, you’ll need to set up any arrangements that you may have used at your previous home.
Obtain or update your driver’s license and car insurance: Now that you’re a new resident to Vancouver, you’ll want to obtain a new or update your existing drivers license to reflect your new address. Also, because your car insurance must be obtained through ICBC, you should visit their website to find a location and update your both records.
Update your mailing address: Because of your new address, you’ll need to update your account and set up mail forwarding through Canada Post to avoid missing any important letters and packages. Visit Canada Post’s website to set up your new address.
Find local schools, daycares, and health professionals: If you have children, one of the first things you’d think to do is to find both a local school or daycare. If necessary, it’s important to enroll your children as soon as possible, as daycares in Vancouver are very popular. Visit the local school directory and daycare options to learn more. If you’ve moved locations, chances are you’re going to need to change your doctor, dentist, chiropractor, or other health professional, including veterinarians. Visit HealthLinkBC to find services and resources.
Update your banking information: If the bank you were using prior to your move does not operate in Vancouver, you should find a bank or credit union that does. Of course there are several different options, however the most common in Vancouver are RBC, TD, and BMO.
Once you’ve moved into your new home, you’ll need to set up different accounts and think about some services to complete your move.
Cable and phone service providers: It’s difficult to live in a home without phone or cable service. There are several different options available, however some of the more common companies in Vancouver are Shaw, Telus, and Delta Cable.
Hydro, electricity, and gas providers: Similar to cable and phone services, you can’t operate your home without necessary accounts with hyrdo, electricity, and gas providers. In BC, residents generally select either FortisBC or BC Hydro. It’s important to note that select municipalities will supply utilies to their residents themselves.
Home insurance providers: You’ve just moved into a home that’s possibly your biggest investment to date, make sure it’s protected! Visit the Square One home insurance page to learn more about which policy best fits your needs and to receive an online quote.
Landscaping companies: After moving into your new home, if there are any changes you’d like to make to your lawn or shrubbery it may be best to hire a landscaping company. There are hundreds of options in Vancouver, but Great Canadian Landscaping, Deerwood Landscaping, and Daisy’s Landscaping are common choices.
With any new home, you want to be prepared in case something does go wrong. It’s always a good idea to have a resource readily available for finding companies that can offer quick repairs.
Plumbing: While there are hundreds of different options when it comes to plumbing repairs, this list of companies will kickstart your search.
Restoration and renovation: Should your new home need any repairs or upgrades, it’s always a good idea to check with a restoration or renovation company to make sure you’ve found the root causes to any problems. Check out Square One’s list of restoration contractors as well as a list of local renovation companies to help start your search.Please feel free to browse though Square One’s home improvement resource center to learn more.
Electrical: One of the last thing’s you want to deal with once settled into a new home is the loss of power. If the problem isn’t linked to your electricity provider, consider contacting an electrician. While there are several different options in Vancouver, Mott Electric, Expert Electric, and Wicks Electric are popular choices.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning: If you ever notice that your new home is either too hot or too cold, it may be due to an HVAC issue which you’d want to get looked at immediately. Again, while there are several different options in Vancouver, Milani, Flame Heating, and Robertson HVAC are popular choices.