Everything you could want know about Square One

Square One was 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 Canadians. Most industries – from telecommunications to electronics 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 has been able to develop an entirely new home insurance policy designed to meet the needs of Canadians today. The company went one step further and eliminated all unnecessary complexities built into traditional policies so that it would be both convenient and easy for people to personalize policies to their individual needs.

Square One is currently licensed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. All policies are sold and serviced by phone and online from the company’s head office in Vancouver, British Columbia. This allows the company to keep its overhead costs low, so it can pass on the savings to its customers

Meet our team

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 links below for photos of, and short bios on, our team members.

Learn about 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.

Review our guiding principles

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, we’ve opted to develop three simple principles that guide everything we do. These principles are:

  • Treat people the right way.
  • Take ownership and solve problems.
  • Be creative and take calculated risks.

Learn about our suppliers

It takes a group of closely aligned companies to deliver the best home insurance policy in Canada. Square One has long-term relationships with its underwriting and claims suppliers.

For information on a specific supplier, click on the appropriate links below.

Take a virtual tour of our head office

As mentioned earlier, all sales and service support is provided by phone and online from the company’s head office in Vancouver, British Columbia. By keeping these functions centralized, we can keep costs low and pass on savings to you. (Please note that Square One uses local claims adjusters and vendors who are based in the communities they serve.)

If you’re interested, you can take a virtual tour of our head office below.