The Square One Mission

Changing the way you think about insurance

If you read the vision, mission, and value statements for various companies, you’ll find they all sound the same. In fact, it’s tough to distinguish one company from another.

At Square One, everything we do is guided by three simple principles.

  1. Treat people the right way
  2. Take ownership and solve problems
  3. Be creative and take calculated risks
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Everything you want to know

Square One Insurance Services is an insurance agency (or brokerage) that serves British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Arizona, California and Oregon.

We are authorized to issue, bill and service policies on behalf of our underwriters. We represent The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia in Canada and Pacific Specialty Insurance Company in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about Square One.

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Team members

A company is nothing without the team that runs it. As you’ll learn, Square One is comprised of a team of professionals who have worked in the insurance industry for years.

Click on the link below for photos of, and short bios on, our leaders, board director, and team members.

Team members

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Key suppliers

It takes a group of closely aligned companies to deliver the best home insurance policy in North America. Square One has long-term relationships with its underwriters.

Click the link below for more information on Square One’s underwriter in the United States.

Underwriter

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Career opportunities

Thinking about a career in insurance? Looking to work with a tight-knit team where your expertise is both respected and valued? If so, Square One might be the right place for you.

Click on the links below to learn about working at Square One, and about available positions.

Working at Square One
Available positions

Our story

Square One opened on January 5, 2011. It was started by a team of experienced professionals who, after years of working in the insurance industry, recognized that traditional home insurance wasn’t meeting the needs of most consumers.

Most industries — from electronics, telecommunications, to banking — have evolved in the last 20 years. The home insurance industry, on the other hand, hasn’t changed since the 1970s. Without the burden of antiquated processes and systems, Square One developed an entirely new home insurance system designed to meet the needs of consumers today.

We also eliminated all unnecessary complexities built into traditional policies so that it would be both convenient and easy for people to personalize their policies. Policies are sold and serviced by phone and online from our head office in Vancouver, British Columbia and our US office in Phoenix, Arizona. This helps keep overhead costs low, so the we can pass on the savings to our customers. Learn more about how we’re shaking things up by visiting our company blog.

As mentioned earlier, Square One is a licensed insurance agency (or brokerage). Our company and employees hold licenses in each jurisdiction served. Square One is not a member of any insurance associations.

Virtual Head Office Tour

Sales and service support is provided from our offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Phoenix, Arizona. Our head office is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. By keeping most functions centralized, we can keep costs low and pass on savings to you. We use local claims adjusters and vendors that are based in the communities they serve.