When it comes to protecting your business from financial losses, lawsuits, and other potential damage, the best business insurance firms in Calgary are the ones to call.
If you’re looking for one, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of insurance companies – all you have to do now is determine which one is best suited to your situation.
Don’t waste another second and scroll down to get started!
How We Chose the Best Business Insurance Firms in Calgary
But first, take a look at the criteria we used to evaluate the entries:
1. Desjardins Insurance
|ADDRESS||Varies by agents|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 877-659-1570|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM|
With more than 2 million accounts and policies throughout the country, Desjardins Insurance has the level of accessibility we’re looking for. The company has a large number of agents in the area, so availability won’t be an issue.
Quick background first, though: the company is a subsidiary of the Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) established in 1944. As we’re qualifying credibility and financial profile, this kind of experience is only a bare minimum for us.
As for their products, they have a wide range of business insurance products to offer, including protection for business vehicles, cyber threats, property, and liability. Of course, your coverage and premium depend on the policy you’ll sign up for.
What’s best about them is their ability to tailor a plan specific to the client’s needs. Actually, this isn’t something new (other insurers do this) but we appreciate how flexible they are compared to other firms offering similar products.
As we said, the Desjardins agents in Calgary are really everywhere. We actually heard of them through referrals – that’s how widespread they are – but it does make us wonder why it’s still a bit difficult to contact them at times.
Nonetheless, this does not change our opinion of them in terms of the quality of business insurance they provide. We simply interpreted that as a hiccup in their customer service that can be worked around by using their website.
Prompt, excellent service
They are price competitive, friendly, and very prompt to answer. Thank you for excellent service! – Lauryn Rombouts
Decently priced, extremely helpful
This gentleman was absolutely amazing, so friendly and very helpful. Very knowledgeable as well. He went above and beyond for me as well as getting a decently priced quote. He also explained how things worked for me and how to do certain things if need be, extremely helpful especially to younger people who are new to this. Ross from Dejardin ( in Calgary ) was absolutely amazing. – Tianna
2. Aligned Insurance
|ADDRESS||888 3rd Street South West, 10th Floor, West Tower. Calgary, Alberta T2P 5C5|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
One of our ways of measuring reliability is to assess the size of the clientele the insurance firm is handling. While not overwhelmingly big, Aligned Insurance receives about 15 new clients per week, which we consider a strong starting point.
To us, this implies that they’re trusted in what they offer (at least for locals in the city). On top of that, they have thousands of satisfied clients who, upon checking their records, were all happy with the rates on their current plans.
Now for the best part, Aligned Insurance has a diverse range of business insurance products, as opposed to other firms on our list which only offer the most common types. We found that there are plans for small and medium businesses, as well as large firms in the country.
Getting a quote is nothing special but we really like how fast you can get an estimate here. You can also compare offers from over 70 major insurers in Canada – a network that we already find adequate for the average business owner.
We thought you’d be interested to know that Aligned has been praised for its consistently prompt responses. Most of their clients specifically mentioned how they’re always on time, especially when it comes to submitting insurance applications.
Like most companies these days, they also have a claims expert available 24/7. This basically means that you can contact them anytime if you want to report a claim, and you can speak to an ALIGNED claims expert.
Best for complicated business situation
Great experience and communication, Candace went above and beyond she was able to get me the insurance I needed for a complicated business situation. Will sure use again and recommend my friends – Samir Mohammad
Helpful and efficient
I needed general information about insurances for starting a business, and decided to contact aligned insurance and the person who I spoke to was very helpful and efficient. Thank you looking forward to working with you in the future! – Jasmine Grewal
3. Sharp Insurance
|ADDRESS||300 – 1331 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403)590 2008|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
Like our previous entry, Sharp Insurance is also an insurance brokerage firm with a currently growing network of insurers. We like them for the kind of customer service they offer, including 24/7 service to all clients.
Speaking of which, we really like that you can connect with them over the phone, in person, or through their online app. This is a valuable factor for use because they find customizable plans for clients which require steady communication.
It’s always advantageous for firms like this to have a network of various Canadian insurers. First, it ensures that clients have a good range of options, and second, it allows them to find the most favorable quote for them based on their coverage.
It’s just that we think it can be a little overwhelming, especially for small businesses. We find them more suited for medium-sized businesses that have already covered a lot of ground already and just looking for better protection.
On the other hand, it’s a plus that they don’t oblige anyone who comes to them for consultation (quotes are also free). When it comes to this type of service, we look for one that isn’t pushy in any way, and Sharp managed to meet our expectations.
Overall, Sharp Insurance offers really solid assistance to anyone looking for good business insurance. They also have a lot of experience with other types of insurance (auto, property, recreation), which is part of why it’s so popular in the area.
Always prompt, friendly service
I’m super happy with my experience with sharp insurance. They are always prompt, with short wait times, and friendly service. I often have a number of questions about my policy and they have been great at answering all of them. Kyle Lihaven specifically did a great job helping me this year with my renewal! – Dilan Tuff-Overes
Satisfying service, very helpful
Rahwa was very friendly and helpful with what i needed to get done. She updated my information and made the policy changes in a timely manner. I have been with Sharp Insurance for many years. I am always satisfied with their service. – Colleen Auger
4. Bow Valley Insurance
|ADDRESS||9805 Horton Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X5, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 403-297-9400|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM|
Bow Valley Insurance has been providing business insurance in Calgary and surrounding areas for over 40 years. Today, the firm joined BrokerLink and has since become a new avenue for assisting clients in getting the right business protection.
We were initially disappointed by this change because they appear to have been demoted from providing insurance solutions to representing consumers in their search for coverage. Still, we see some positive aspects to this.
For starters, they have expanded their offerings to include not only one business insurance plan but many more, including custom plans. In addition to presenting options, they’re also capable of helping clients find the perfect policy at a great price.
Clients can get an instant quote from their website, and we’re even more delighted to learn that they can insure their clients in minutes. That’s what we value more than just quickly providing quotations, so this earns them full marks.
All that said, we believe it’s best to note that Bow Valley remains solid at what they do despite the sudden integration. They continue to provide excellent customer service and are experts in business insurance for industries such as farms, bonds, construction, and oil and gas.
There were just a few flaws in the way they dealt with their clients, or so we’ve heard. We hope these small issues get addressed fast because they do have a great record of client care that will be nice to maintain.
Pleasant to talk to
I have Bow Valley Insurance as an insurance broker and have always been very pleased with the way they deal with their clients. They are extremely friendly and pleasent to talk to and are always willing to answer questions or clear up confusions. – unknown
Made us feel like a family
Bow Valley Insurance provides excellent customer service to their clients. Margaret Kocot is an amazing insurance broker and I would strongly recommend her services to anyone looking for insurance. Thank you for taking care of us Margaret as you made us feel like part of a family and not just a client – unknown
5. Collis Insurance Services Group Inc
|ADDRESS||4511 Glenmore Trail SE, #75 Calgary AB T2C 2R9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||403-COLLIS5 / 403-265-5475|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
When shopping for insurance, we usually tend to favor online processes for their quickness and convenience. However, we also do know that some business owners prefer traditional transactions, and this is when Collis Insurance may be of help.
Collis offers both online and traditional ways of availing of its services. It’s all up to you to decide which is more convenient.
About that, the company’s expert broker will shop the insurance market to provide them with options for coverage and quotes. This requires personal interaction with them, as how traditional insurance applications usually go.
We think they’re great for the job because of their connections with insurance companies that offer plans with the Albertan entrepreneur in mind. That is to say, they have flexible plans for all types of business sizes and niches.
If this is your first time hearing about them, they have a detailed website with information about their services – something we recommend if you just want a quick dip into what they offer. They also have a helpful quiz to ease you into the decision.
Collis’s only shortcoming is that they can be a bit snobbish if they know you’ve been requesting quotes from other firms before. If you’ve requested a quote from another broker and mention it, they’ll likely won’t accommodate your quote request from them.
To be fair though, insurers entertain the first brokers that reach out to them for an insurance quote – that’s why they can’t provide quotes for any following broker that approaches them. Might be a good thing to keep in mind before requesting quotes!
Fortunately, their positive customer reviews give us a glimpse of how they’re doing as a business insurance firm, and they meet some of our standards.
Go through many options
I was referred to Collis Insurance by another business. Specifically introduced to Andrea after dealing with another broker. Andrea took the time to speak with me and go through many options to ensure we had the right plan for our business. I would highly recommend Andrea & Collis. – John McColman
Proficient and friendly service
I was so impressed with the service that I received from Collis Insurance. Not only were my insurance requirements evaluated fairly, but my questions were answered quickly and the service was proficient and friendly. I have peace of mind with Collis Insurance and would highly recommend this broker for home & business insurance reviews. – Bonnie Dyck
|ADDRESS||200 University Ave #1301, Toronto, ON M5H 3C6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 888-654-6030|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Since 2016, Zensurance has helped many Calgary businesses obtain insurance in the simplest and most convenient manner possible. That, of course, is something that we particularly look for, as getting insurance can be a real pain.
Even though they haven’t been in the industry for a decade, they impressed us with their track record, having helped more than 100,000 businesses as of writing. All of this was made possible by their collaboration with over 50 Canadian insurance providers.
Normally, we consider longer years of experience for better credibility. But seeing how well this firm is doing, we’re pretty happy with what they’re putting forward – all considering also their good customer service and fast approval.
Now, when it comes to their service, they’re particularly knowledgeable about business liability insurance. This means that they can assist you in obtaining business protection, specifically for losses caused by unforeseen events such as property damage, errors, or injuries.
Frankly, we expected a premier company like them to serve large businesses, so we were surprised to learn that they specialize in assisting small business owners, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and self-employed professionals.
As mentioned, Zensurance is praised for its radical hassle-free, easy-to-use, 24/7 online platform that allows clients to get a quote right away. It’s their quick and reliable service that made us consider them for the job.
Would go the extra mile
Amazing insurance experience! Who would have guessed that an insurance company would go the extra mile? Zensurance definitely does – they helped me out of a bind and were happy to do it. Would definitely recommend. – Elize Shirdel
Curated packages, competitive price
Zensurance is THE best place to get insurance for your business. Their curated packages gave me the confirm that I had the right insurance for my business at a very competitive price. – Aamar Khwaja
7. Westland Insurance
|ADDRESS||1111 Olympic Way SE #300, Calgary, AB T2G 0E6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 403-508-1111|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
Westland Insurance is currently regarded as one of the most reputable business insurance firms in Alberta. They’ve provided customized insurance services to over 130 locations throughout the region, including a couple more in Calgary.
With that in mind, as well as the other factors we’ll discuss, we believe they’re an easy directory for all things insurance. For businesses, in particular, there are many advantages regardless of the industry they’re in.
The first is that they are quite diverse in terms of the industries they cover. Their expertise includes cyber, oil & gas, contractors, construction, care providers, community living, school, and restaurant insurance, to name a few.
When it comes to the quality of their approach, Westland Insurance checks all the boxes. Their team of expert brokers conducts a comprehensive review of each of their clients to help them find the right protection program for them.
Another reason is that we see them not only as a good place to go for a plan but also as the first point of contact for assistance with actual losses. Westland has a dedicated claims department that can help clients navigate the reimbursement process for covered losses.
Lastly, there’s the customer service they deliver. And, while not as flawless as we had hoped, the large number of satisfied customers is reason enough for us to overlook a few hiccups.
Very professional, answers every questions
Amy Madsen recently did a quote for me. Amy took the time to answer all my questions and go over all the coverages. Very professional and friendly. I will be sure to follow up on renewal. – Ellen Chartrand
Quick service, made things very easy
Abir Macsemous whom is a broker with Westland Insurance. We were so amazed with her professional and quick service we received from her. Abir made things very easy, understandable and stress free, her communication through calls and emails was quick and she’s got a great attitude and treats you like a family! – Venus Singh