Insurance Bureau of Canada News

Canada’s May Windstorm Insured Damage Tops $410 Million

April showers bring May flowers but in Ontario, the last few months brought a series of severe, and unique, weather events. Insured damage from an early-May windstorm affecting Ontario and parts of Quebec topped $410 million – with $380 million …

Insured Losses from Central Alberta Storm Estimated at US$23.7M

A severe storm that swept through central Alberta during the third week of June has resulted in more than C$30 million (US$23.7 million) in insured damage, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which quoted a report from Catastrophe …

Eastern Newfoundland Windstorm Costs Insurers US$32.5M

A windstorm that hit eastern Newfoundland on March 11, 2017 has resulted in almost C$45 million (US$32.5 million) in insured damage, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), quoting statistics from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Wind gusts …

Insured Damage for Southern Ontario Windstorm Estimated at US$73.4M

A windstorm that hit parts of southern Ontario on March 8, 2017 has caused almost C$100 million (US$73.4 million) in insured damage, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which quoted a report from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. …

Canada’s 2016 Nat Cats Bring Record Insured Damages of $3.7B

Insured damages from Canadian natural catastrophes during 2016 topped C$4.9 billion (US$3.7 billion) – smashing the previous annual record of C$3.2 billion (US$2.4 billion) set in 2013, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada. “From the wildfires that swept through …

Major Canada Earthquake Could Lead to Widespread Insurer Insolvencies: Report

A massive earthquake off the coast of British Columbia has the potential to cause widespread failure among insurance companies and trigger a domino effect across the financial sector, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. “As the earthquake in …

October Floods in Atlantic Canada Cost $100M-Plus in Insured Damage

A tropical moisture system resulting from Hurricane Matthew swept through Atlantic Canada last month, resulting in more than $100 million in insured damage, according to Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which quoted a report from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. …

June Storms in Canada Cost Insurers More Than C$34 Million

The storms that hit Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in Canada on June 24 and 25 caused more than C$34 million ($25.9 million) in insured damage, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).* Wind, flash floods and hail …

Alberta Wildfires to Cost Insurers About $2.8B, in Canada’s Costliest Disaster

The wildfires that tore across the oil-producing region of Canada this year will cost insurers about C$3.58 billion ($2.8 billion) in claims, the most costly insured natural disaster in the country’s history, an industry group said. The fires led to …

Climate Change Will Raise the Cost of Canada’s Natural Disasters: Insurers

Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country’s property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through …