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Square One

About us

Our company

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.

All policies are 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.

Our office

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Our mission

Our mission is to provide Canadians living in urban centres with convenient access to more modern and relevant home insurance.

By specializing in home insurance and by starting from, well, square one, we’re able to offer one of the only policies that can be truly tailored to your individual needs.

With Square One, you only pay for the protection you need.


Interested in working with a tightly-knit team where each person’s expertise is respected and valued? If so, we’re looking for people who:

  1. Treat people the right way.
  2. Take ownership and solve problems.
  3. Be creative and take calculated risks.
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Our team

Learn more about the team that both delivers and supports Square One’s unique home insurance policy.