About Markel Canada

Markel Canada is an insurance organization that underwrites commercial general liability, environmental liability and professional errors and omissions. Our dedicated underwriting team offers market-leading solutions for businesses, professionals, non-profits, properties, contractors and excess risks, with expertise in unique packaged products and client-focused sector solutions; which pairs insurance products with risk mitigation tools and policy holder services. Markel Canada has authority and representation across Canada, in both official languages, and does not require insurance contracts to begin a working relationship. Your success is our success, that’s the Markel Style.

Markel Canada is a division of a London based casualty insurer and reinsurer, Markel International, and a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a diverse, financial holdings company with worldwide operations that trades on the NYSE (MKL) and is a Fortune 500 venture. Markel Canada is a Lloyd’s approved cover holder and issues policies in Canada on Syndicate 3000 paper. The strength and specialist expertise of Markel International further improves Markel Canada’s ability to assist brokers in solving their customer’s needs, thanks to increased proficiencies, greater capacity and a range of new products.

Markel Canada is built on a foundation of underwriting excellence formed in part due to Markel International’s acquisition of specialty MGA, Elliott Special Risks, in 2009 and sport-centric MGA, Allsport Insurance, in 2017.

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Working with Markel

Markel Canada works with all licensed brokers across Canada – no contracts required. We provide brokers with multiple avenues for submissions and support including:

  • Submissions Mailbox Completed Markel applications can be emailed to our submissions mailbox. Submissions will be redirected to our appropriate underwriting department for review
  • Markel Connect Our online business portal that allowed brokers to quote, bind and issue policies in minutes
  • Appetite Tool Markel’s business assessment tool that indicates any business operations correlation to our various product appetites
  • Contacting a Team Member We know our business partners have working relationships with our team; receive service from leaders and underwriters that you know and trust

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Standard commission schedule

Line of business Commission range*
Commercial General Liability 10%-20%
Commercial Umbrella and Excess Liability 10%-20%
Package (P&C) 10%-20%
Environmental Impairment Liability 10%-20%
Management and Professional Liability 10%-20%
Programs, Online Portal and Coverholder agreements 20%-25%
*commission range is negotiable upon account review

Read our company accessability report, our integrated accessability standards policy and our multi-year plan, outlining compliance with the AODA legislative policies and procedures. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you are applying for a position and require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.