About Canadian Direct Insurance

Canadian Direct Insurance (Canadian Direct) is a Canadian federally chartered property and casualty insurance company that provides personal insurance solutions for its customers in British Columbia and Alberta.

Canadian Direct began by selling ‘optional’ auto insurance in BC in 1996 as a competitive alternative to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Our pioneering over-the-phone distribution model was the first of its kind in the province. It enables us to pass on significant cost-savings, and gives us the ability to provide sales, service, and claims functions DIRECT to customers.

Canadian Direct now offers customers in both BC and Alberta a range of personal auto, home and travel insurance options. Our advanced quoting system helps us offer our customers competitive discounts and coverages to meet their home and automobile insurance needs. Canadian Direct Insurance is committed to providing competitively priced insurance products, a fair and timely response to claims, and quality customer service.

Canadian Direct is an operating company of Canadian Western Bank (CWB), the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. CWB and its operating companies/divisions collectively offer services in the areas of banking, trust, insurance and wealth management, and are together known as Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group). Visit for additional information.


Our people are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about insurance issues. We strive to provide great customer service and give you better insurance for less money.
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