Looking for BC tenant insurance from a local name you can trust? You've come to the right place. Square One offers the only policy in North America that can be personalized to your individual needs. That means you decide what to insure, so you only pay for the protection you need. You also get to choose from a wide range of coverage and deductible options. Continue reading to learn why Square One is right for you.
Don't just take our word for it. Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
I would like to thank our Claims Adjuster, Brad Rotto, for all the hard work he has done while working on our claim. Our unit flooded, and there was a lot of damage done by the flood. However, Brad was very helpful, replying immediately to any question we had (and we had many!), arranging for reimbursements right away and making the entire process uncomplicated and easy to understand. It has been a real pleasure working with Brad. This was one of the rare instances when the reality exceeded the expectations. Thank you, Brad, for the impeccable service and the support received throughout!
I have bought several home insurance policies over the years. Square One was the last and has been the best. I got my house insurance with them for a few years, and now for an apartment that I am buying. You do not need to do any shopping around, and you do not go wrong if you come here directly for a great customer service experience, great coverages, at low price.
Square One insurance is so easy! You can go back and change whatever you like, whenever you like. Very easy to read, no mumbo jumbo that you can’t understand, it’s great, I love it! Thank you Square One, it’s good to know you have my back.
I decided to switch to Square One for our home insurance needs. I love how I can modify my coverage online to see the effect it will have on my premium prior to making the changes. Everything seems so out in the open and the website and quote pages are very user-friendly. Joyce F. was excellent in helping me set up our new policy! She was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and patient in dealing with all my questions. She got back to me every time she said she would.
Needed to find a new insurance provider as the one I'd been using for years raised premiums by a huge amount for absolutely no reason and with no explanation. So I jumped online and found Square One. The quote process was quick, easy and clear. When I had a question I asked for an agent to call me and they were very prompt in meeting the determined callback time. The chatbot is helpful as well. My quote was significantly less expensive and I have better coverage. I'm already telling all my friends about Square One.
I know only what I've had to learn about home insurance and it is always a daunting process. I felt motivated at 12:55 am to finally go to Google and fight through a quote, and at 1:08 am I got the confirmation email of my new policy. I feel more confident in than any time I've tried to keep up with someone on the phone. The expert opinion line was so appreciated, and it was remarkably easy to customize a policy that will let me sleep easier, starting tonight!
After obtaining quotes from 5+ insurance providers I decided to go with Square One for a simple reason: they offered the coverage I wanted (and then some) for the best price out there. I needed to set up a call to finalize my policy and Carla Campbell was prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. Nobody should ever be excited about insurance, but right now I am.
Square One Insurance: Where service, pricing and trust meet. Excellent customer support every time, no waiting. The best price I have ever gotten for home insurance. Hunter, who helped me today, was terrific. It is nice to get off the phone and it has all gone perfectly. I'm so glad I made the switch to a company that knows what it is doing! Square One is that company. Ten stars!
I was very satisfied with the outcome of my claim and the support received throughout. My apartment flooded when a radiator cracked. We had to leave for 9 days and many personal belongings were destroyed. This was the first time I'd ever needed to make any type of insurance claim, and I expected the worst. However, Lisa was very helpful, arranging for reimbursement for accommodations right away and helped me to recoup on the content losses from the flood. I would recommend using Square One for renters insurance.
I had to update my home insurance as we added a garage and an all-season gazebo to our house. Instead of being on the phone with an agent I could do the whole process through my online account. It took me not even 10 minutes and was so easy! I have referred Square One already several times because of their fair pricing and great online presence. I am just glad I have found them.
4.7 out of 5. That's how customers rate Square One Insurance Services after writing 38,871 reviews. And with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, people clearly love the way we're changing tenant insurance.
With Square One, you can get a quote, buy a policy and even submit a claim – all online, from the comfort of your own home. Quotes and policies are managed through your online account, but if you need help, expert assistance from one of our licensed insurance agents is just a webchat or phone call away.
All policies from Square One are comprehensive (all-risk). This represents the highest level of protection currently available in Canada. We make it easy for you to protect your things from common perils (such as water damage and theft). And, we protect your belongings on a replacement cost basis, which means you’re covered for the full cost of replacing your stolen or damaged stuff.
Tenant insurance policies from Square One also protect against accidental personal and property damage to others. So, whether your neighbour slips on your porch or you hit a stranger with your golf ball on vacation, you can rest assured that Square One has you covered.
All policies protect most common personal property items including laptops, smartphones and furniture. If you own specialty property (such as bicycles or fine arts) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own. And, with standard deductible options ranging from $250 to $5,000, you’ll build the policy that fits your life.
Making a claim with Square One is easy. In fact, most of the process can be done online. You'll get your own dedicated adjuster to work with you from start to finish to make sure you’re back on your feet in no time. And, Square One pays out on over 90% of all claims submitted.
We’re all about making things easy for you. You can choose to pay monthly or annually, and you can cancel your policy any time with no penalty (though we’re pretty sure you won’t want to). If you move, your policy moves with you. If you buy a home someday, switching to a homeowner’s policy is a breeze.
ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.
The insurance industry doesn't have the greatest reputation when it comes to claims. Many people fear their insurer will go to any length possible to avoid paying claims. At Square One, we’re different. We're there when you need us most.
How different? Legal jargon can be confusing, so we've created a transparency page to translate the legal language of your policy into plain English.
We're committed to changing how you think of insurance. We'll make sure your claim is handled quickly and fairly.See Our Transparency Page
The biggest problem with making a claim is not having the right protection. With a policy that's tailored to your needs, you get the best protection possible.
We guarantee a fast response when you need it most. Not an emergency? No problem. Your adjuster will still be in touch within one business day. It's your home, and your stuff, so we keep you in the loop.
A single dedicated adjuster works with you from start to finish. Without the need to repeat the details of your claim, you'll be back on your feet in no time.
In 5 minutes, you can get a free quote online.
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Provided below are statistics on the percentage of Square One customers that add each class of specialty property to their policies.
Provided below are some basic resources for those of you who may be new to British Columbia. These resources range from a background on the city to tips on planning a move.
BC has a population of 4,400,000 people, which makes it Canada’s third largest province. BC is also known for its west coast beauty and resource based economy, especially in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys. With a land area of 944,730 square kilometers, it is the third largest province according to size in Canada next to Ontario and Quebec.
Haida Gwaii is a remote archipelago is concentrated with the ancient culture of the Haida First Nation. Spectacular marine environments surround old rainforest, home to many subspecies that belong only to the islands.
The Canadian Rockies, with their snow covered peaks, turquoise lakes, evergreen vegetation, and stunning waterfalls is a place that sticks with you even after leaving. Home to countless different animals, the Canadian Rockies stretches from northern BC to the southern border between Alberta and the USA.
Before your move, consider following the steps below to make the entire process as easy as possible.
Select your movers: First, decide whether or not you’re going to hire a moving company. Know what needs to be moved from your home, and if you have any help already available. If you have willing friends and family, moving without using a company can save you money. But, if you have any large items such as a grandfather clock, using a moving company may be a good idea. While there are several moving companies in BC, Two Small Men, and You Move Me are popular choices.
Get necessary supplies: The next step is to gather the supplies you’ll need for when it comes time to pack and move. These include boxes, tape, labels, bubble wrap or other specialty packaging, and a dolly. The average person can expect to spend up to $250 on supplies which can vary depending on the size of your family.
Pack smart: Remember that you’ll want essential items unpacked immediately, and ready to use that night. It’s no fun going through multiple boxes for only one or two items. You should keep the essential items within easy reach so they can be unpacked first. These commonly include, utensils, clothing, pots and pans, bedding, and curtains.
Keep your receipts: If you moved closer to work by at least 40 kilometers, the Canada Revenue Agency allows you to deduct some moving expenses from your income. Visit the CRA to learn more.
Now that you’ve moved into your new residence, you’ll need to set up any arrangements that you may have used at your previous home.
Obtain or update your driver’s license and car insurance: Now that you’re a new BC resident, you’ll want to update or obtain a new drivers license to reflect your new address. In British Columbia, unlike the other provinces, auto insurance is run by ICBC, a crown corporation. At your nearest ICBC location you’ll be able to purchase your insurance and update your drivers license.
Update your mailing address: Now that you’ve moved addresses, you’ll need to update your account and set up mail forwarding through Canada Post to ensure you don’t miss important letters or packages. Visit Canada Post’s website and get started.
Find local schools, daycares, and health professionals: If you have children, you should find both a local school or daycare. Because daycares in BC are popular, it’s important to enroll your children as soon as possible. Visit the school directory and daycare options to learn more. Now that you’ve moved, chances are you’ll need to change your doctor, dentist, chiropractor, or other health professional, including veterinarians. Visit HealthLinkBC to find health professionals and resources.
Update your banking information: If the bank you were using prior to your move does not operate in BC, you need to find a bank or credit union that does. While there are several different options, the most common in BC are RBC, TD, and CIBC.
Once you’ve moved into your new home, you’ll need to set up different accounts and think about some services to complete your move.
Cable and phone service providers: It’s almost essential to setup your cable and phone service once you’ve moved to a new residence. There are several different options available in BC, however the more common companies are Rogers, Telus, and Shaw.
Hydro, electricity, and gas providers: Just like cable and phone services, you can’t operate your home without necessary accounts with hyrdo, electricity, and gas companies. In BC, residents are provided power from a single company, BChydro. It’s important to note that some municipalities may supply utilities to their residents themselves.
Home insurance providers: You’ve just moved into a home, it’s possibly your biggest investment to date and you want to make sure it’s protected! Visit the Square One home insurance page to find out which policy best suits your needs and to receive an online quote.
Landscaping companies: After moving into your new home, if there are any major changes you’d like to make to your lawn it may be best to hire a landscaping company. While there are hundreds of options in BC, you can find a list of companies by visiting the BC Landscape and Nursery website.
With any new home, you need to be prepared in case something does go wrong. It’s a good idea to have a resource readily available for finding companies that can offer quick repairs.
Plumbing: While there are hundreds of different options when it comes to plumbing repairs in BC, this list of companies will help kickstart your search.
Restoration and renovation: If your new home needs any repairs or upgrades, it’s a good idea to check with a restoration or renovation company to make sure you’ve found the root causes to any problems. Check out Square One’s list of restoration contractors as well as a list of BC renovation companies to help your search. Additionally, feel free to browse though Square One’s home improvement resource center to learn more.
Electrical: Loss of power is one of the last thing’s you want to deal with once settled into a new home. If the problem isn’t linked to your electricity provider, you should contact an electrician. While there are several different options in BC, Glacier Electric, Mackay Electric, and Houle are common choices.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning: If you ever notice that your new home is either too hot or too cold, it may be due to an HVAC issue which you’d want to get looked at immediately, or alert your landlord. Again, while there are several options in BC, Robertson HVAC, Britech HVAC, and Milani are popular choices.