List of Canadian Life Insurance Companies

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There are numerous life insurance companies that are currently active in Canada. Below you will find a list of companies with links that you can click to find out more about each one.

In 2018, the following three life insurance companies were the largest ones in Canada: Manulife Financial (includes the brands: Standard Life, Maritime Life, and John Hancock in the U.S.), Sun Life Financial, and Great West Life Assurance Company (includes the brands: Canada Life and London Life).

Most life insurance companies offer a broad range of insurance products, including: term life insurance, whole life insurance, disability insurance, critical illness insurance, long-term care insurance, no medical life insurance, group insurance, and many more.

 

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Canadian Life Insurance Companies

  1. UL Mutual Company
  2. Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada
  3. Great-West Life Assurance Company
  4. Industrial Alliance Life Insurance
  5. Industrial Alliance Pacific Life
  6. Manulife Financial | Manulife Life Insurance
  7. RBC Life Insurance
  8. Reliable Life Insurance Company
  9. Primerica Life Insurance Company
  10. Desjardins Financial Security Life Insurance
  11. Hunter McCorquodale Inc.
  12. ACA Assurance (L’Union-Vie Compagnie Mutuelle/ Union Life Mutual)
  13. Canada Life Insurance Company of Canada
  14. SSQ Life Insurance Company Inc. (Formerly AXA Life Insurance Inc.)
  15. Medavie Blue Cross
  16. Bingham Group Services Corp. (BGS)
  17. Co-operators Life Insurance Company
  18. National Life Insurance Company
  19. Assumption Life
  20. London Life Insurance Company
  21. Standard Life Assurance Company
  22. Canadian Tire Life Insurance
  23. ScotiaLife Financial
  24. Canada Protection Plan
  25. La Capitale Life Insurance
  26. IA Excellence Life Insurance Company
  27. Empire Life Insurance Company
  28. Wawanesa Life Insurance Company
  29. Foresters Canada
  30. Union of Canada Life Insurance
  31. Transamerica Life Canada
  32. BMO Life Assurance Company (formerly AIG Life Insurance)
  33. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
  34. Humania Assurance Inc. (Previously LS Mutual)

List of Canadian Insurers above with Description

  1. UL Mutual Company
    Lorne looked at the policies of one of the last of Canada’s mutual insurance companies and prepared a detailed analyses. thumbnail

  2. Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada
    Corporate info and comparative product analysis of Independent Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada portfolio. thumbnail

  3. Great-West Life Assurance Company
    Detailed contact and financial information about Great West Life Assurance, including comparative reviews of all their life insurance policies. thumbnail

  4. Industrial Alliance Life Insurance
    Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services offers a broad range of insurance products. We had a detailed look at them. thumbnail

  5. Industrial Alliance Pacific Life
    LSM brokers analyzed insurance products portfolio of Industrial Alliance Life Pacific (ex North West Life). thumbnail

  6. Manulife Financial | Manulife Life Insurance
    Manulife Financial is a leader in Canadian financial services. Here's a critical look at their life insurance policy line up. thumbnail

  7. RBC Life Insurance
    Detailed independent product analysis of RBC Insurance portfolio by LSM Insursance members. thumbnail

  8. Reliable Life Insurance Company
    Reliable Life Insurance, part of the Old Republic Insurance Group. Do its insurance products fit its name? thumbnail

  9. Primerica Life Insurance Company
    Controversial products offered by Primerica Canada include life insurance, debt consolidation loans and mutual fund investments. thumbnail

  10. Desjardins Financial Security Life Insurance
    Desjardins Financial Security is ranked the 1st life and health insurer in Quebec. How good are its products? thumbnail

  11. Hunter McCorquodale Inc.
    Hunter McCorquodale's develop, distribute and underwrite special risk life, accident and health products to provide solutions for client needs. thumbnail

  12. ACA Assurance (L’Union-Vie Compagnie Mutuelle/ Union Life Mutual)
    ACA Assurance, also known as the Association Canado-Américaine, is the only Franco-American fraternal benefit society of its kind. How are its products? thumbnail

  13. Canada Life Insurance Company of Canada
    Canada Life is the leading provider of Credit Insurances. We have analyzed their product line up in detail. thumbnail

  14. SSQ Life Insurance Company Inc. (Formerly AXA Life Insurance Inc.)
    AXA Financial Protection enjoys an excellent reputation in the world. How do they stand against competition in Canada? thumbnail

  15. Medavie Blue Cross
    Is it true that Medavie Blue Cross offers affordable and quality products? We know everything about this insurer! thumbnail

  16. Bingham Group Services Corp. (BGS)
    Bingham Group Services Corp is Canada’s leading TPA and MGA in the business of creating, marketing and administering group creditor insurance products. thumbnail

  17. Co-operators Life Insurance Company
    Contact information, corporate updates and independent portfolio reviews for The Co-operators, leading multi-product insurance company. thumbnail

  18. National Life Insurance Company
    National Life is one of the innovators of life insurance in America, having introduced some improvements that are now regular features of policies. thumbnail

  19. Assumption Life
    Assumption Life is one of Atlantic Canada’s major insurers. We have contact info, corporate news, and independent product reviews. thumbnail

  20. London Life Insurance Company
    Contact, product reviews and corporate news. London Life Insurance Company is an Ontario-based insurer controlled by Great-West Life Assurance Company. thumbnail

  21. Standard Life Assurance Company
    Standard Life offers the patented “Total Customer Satisfaction Guarantee”. How do their products stand against competition? thumbnail

  22. Canadian Tire Life Insurance
    Canadian Tire Financial Services (CTFS) is part of Canadian Tire Corporation. We have detailed contacts, product reviews and corporate news. thumbnail

  23. ScotiaLife Financial
    Closer look on their health, home, auto, travel, and creditor insurance policies of ScotiaLife Financial. thumbnail

  24. Canada Protection Plan
    Canada Protection plan offers a wide variety of Non Medical Life Insurance plans. A critical review of CPP policies. thumbnail

  25. La Capitale Life Insurance
    La Capitale is a 70 year old province of Quebec based life insurer. We know everything about their products and operations. thumbnail

  26. IA Excellence Life Insurance Company
    Complete information about products of IA Excellence, which has deep roots in Quebec’s life and health insurance industry. thumbnail

  27. Empire Life Insurance Company
    Empire Life is one of the top 10 life insurance companies in Canada. How do their policies stack up against the competition? thumbnail

  28. Wawanesa Life Insurance Company
    Critical review of Wawanesa Life policies - individual life insurance and annuity products, and group insurance products. thumbnail

  29. Foresters Canada
    Unity Life Canada markets term, permanent and living benefits insurance. We prepared criticall analysis of its products. thumbnail

  30. Union of Canada Life Insurance
    Union of Canada Life Insurance contact details, independent product reviews, and corporate news by LSM Insurance. thumbnail

  31. Transamerica Life Canada
    Transamerica is one the leading insurers in Canada. We compared their products with competition. thumbnail

  32. BMO Life Assurance Company (formerly AIG Life Insurance)
    How do BMO life insurance policies stack up against the competition? A critical look at BMO life insurance offerings. thumbnail

  33. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
    Detailed contact information, independent product analysis and corporate news prepared by Lorne Marr. thumbnail

  34. Humania Assurance Inc. (Previously LS Mutual)
    Though the company has experienced significant growth over the years, their values -- customer focus, empathy and humanity -- remain the same. thumbnail

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attinko
attinko

37 year old male with Hep B condition since 2yrs but undercontrol and no medication looking to have a term life ins that will cover life or life ins for limited amount. Have mortgage and of course would like to safe on ins as money is tight.
Thanks

Rick
Rick

We are 4 in our family. My wife and I have Life insurance (I believe its term) and kids have ins. to cover funeral all through LL. I have a house and an additional investment property with another investment property to come in the next month. Mortgage ins is through RBC. Very expensive. Will call LL next week to discuss but should I be considering a different insurance carrier? Should I convert to a permanent?

Rea G
Rea G

Do you have BMO phone number. I want to change my beneficiary. Thanks

Donna
Donna

Hi…I am 56, shopping for life insurance…very confusing…Would appreciate any help, advice etc!

Thanks
Donna

Fraser
Fraser

I’m a male 45 years old have been a non smoker for the past 5 years but smoked for 20 years prior. My policy needs renewing, would I now be considered a non-smoker and would that be reflected in my premium?

John
John

How much non-medical term life insurance is it possible for me to buy in Canada?

Derek
Derek

I was curious if my premiums would be higher as a firefighter compared to the average low risk occupation?

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Thomas

What happened to Union of Canad?

Tic
Tic

Hi… I am inquiring about the differences between the different insurance companies? For example, if I want a 200K UL. I am a 32yo female nonsmoker. What is the difference between the different options?

Ron C
Ron C

I am looking for a list of the companies that still offer Term 100 in Canada. I want a simple plan with out all the bells and whistles just guaranteed premium, no cash etc.

lorraine Javet
lorraine Javet

Hello,

The Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada is now which insurance company?

thank you

Mr. Intro
Mr. Intro

I am looking for a group plan for 10 employees. We have a packaging company and no benefits. Mainly interested in Health and Dental

Naveed Saeed
Naveed Saeed

I want to join your sales team I have 2 years successful experience in EFU life insurance company but my experience certificate has been misplaced. 8 years experience in Citibank dsa as a marketing team manager.If you give me a chance to work for your company, I shall put my maxumum efforts to increase your business.

Thanks

Jordie S
Jordie S

Do you have a phone number for Canada Protection Plan my brother passed away and I need to contact them. Thanks

Jenna
Jenna

Do you know what the elimination period on my Canada Life disability plan means

Solomon
Solomon

Is it true that an insurance company can change or restrict your beneficiary under a current insurance policy you have and are paying for? Thanks.

Insurance Direct
Insurance Direct

Just wondering if insurance policies have any restrictions on travel, residency. IE, do I have to live in Canada for a certain amount of a year, or are there no restrictions.

Hazel
Hazel

I would like to change my address?

TW
TW

How can I get details on my Guaranteed Life Plus plan

Pete
Pete

What factors go into ranking different insurance companies?

Steven S
Steven S

What does it mean when my fathers policy has an irrevocable beneficary it still has my step mom on there. How can we get this changed

CLAIRE
CLAIRE

Hello,

How will I know that the insurance company will pay out the coverage amount once I die? Will they try to obstruct the pay out, or find a reason not to pay it out?

Thanks

Linda
Linda

I would like to file a claim on a Foresters life insurance policy.

Inquirer
Inquirer

So, it’s only the first couple of years you have a policy. Not the entire policy?

Rez
Rez

I got rated on my life insurance because of speeding tickets this makes no sense. I talked to the … agent and he I could re-apply after some of them are off my record. My car insurance went up but what does this have to do with life insurance. Could they have made a mistake and it went to the wrong department.

Mark
Mark

Hello my mom died and she have a life insurance name: The National Life Assurance Company of Canada. I am looking everywhere and can not find this company. Can someone please help me.

Rob R
Rob R

My mother is 93 years old and has two insurance policies with Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada Can you please let me know whom we can contact to discuss the status of these policies. One goes back to 1942 and the other to 1962
Best regards
Rob R

Horace
Horace

Can I change the beneficary on my life insurance without the benficiary knowing.

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sash
sash

$1000,000
Please let me rate $1,000,000Term ins age 36 male non smocker.

Giselle
Giselle

Does anyone know if Great West Life verifies if someone graduated from school?

Olivia
Olivia

How long do I need to be a non smoker witth BMO to change to a non smoker rates. I’m off cigarettes and use a tobacco free e cigarette now. What form should |I complete

Vicki
Vicki

Good article that list of Canadian Life Insurance Companies. Thanks for this list!

Tenaw
Tenaw

Where does the American income life insurance falls amongst these companies?

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Joseph

Which company will insure a senior over 82

Harry
Harry

Do any life insurance companies offer a 45 year term? I’m 48 but my grandparents lived to over 90. I don’t smoke and I’m in good health

Jean clayton
Jean clayton

I have several policies with the name of Mutual Life Of Canada What is the name change. Not sure if these policies have been cashed in.

Carole Villeneuve
Carole Villeneuve

I kave total dividends in the amount of $662.12 and looking to make a loan of $5000.00
Is this possible? my policy numbers are 86223517 & 49924008

Please let me know.

Thank you!!!