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In response to post-recessionary recovery and improved economic conditions, the Insurance Brokers and Agencies industry in Canada is expected to expand consistently over the five years to 2018. As the economy becomes further removed from the difficult conditions associated with the recession during the latter half of 2015, the industry is expected to benefit from increases in vehicle registrations and per capita disposable income, which are key drivers of industry performance. However, internal and external competition continues to intensify. Anticipated increases in vehicle registrations and per capita disposable income over the next five years will likely boost the assets of potential clients, making them more likely to demand P&C insurance. more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to benefit from increases in vehicle registrations and per capita disposable income
  • There has been considerable growth in private expenditure on health services
  • Employment levels will stay fairly stable
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Insurance Brokers and Agencies industry in Canada has relatively moderate barriers to entry. While requirements vary on a province-by-province basis, both corporate entities and their employees must obtain appropriate licences to initiate operations. Requirements for corporations and individuals include qualifying examinations, educational requirements, contracts with insurance underwriters, capitalization requirements and background checks, among others.The largest barriers to entry in the industry involve the investments required to establish a distribution network with a significant retail presence. These investments are necessary to attract primary underwriters to the agent or brokers' panel, which represents a barrier to entry in and of itself. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Number of motor vehicle registrations in the Insurance Brokers & Agencies industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry?

    This industry includes individuals and businesses that primarily act as agents or brokers in selling annuities and insurance policies. Industry participants earn commission income, mostly as a percentage of the premium of insurance policies sold. They also earn fee income for providing risk management and other value-added services.

    Industry Products
  • Commercial P&C Insurance
  • Personal P&C insurance
  • Life and health insurance
  • Annuities
  • Industry Activities
  • Property and casualty insurance policy brokerage
  • Health and medical insurance brokerage
  • Life and accident insurance brokerage
  • Reinsurance brokerage and administration
  • Annuity brokerage
  • Risk management consulting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total health expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • P&C insurance market trends
  • Product evolution
  • Regulatory structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry consolidation
  • Adapting to competition
  • Table: Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Life Insurance & Annuities in Canada
  • Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Personal P&C insurance
  • Life and health insurance
  • Annuities
  • Commercial P&C Insurance
  • Chart: Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household
  • Businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Insurance Brokers & Agencies

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Combined Ratio
  • A common measure of an insurer's profitability that is calculated by dividing incurred losses and expenses by earned premium.
  • Hard Market
  • A market in which insurance prices are increasing. Insurance markets harden when demand for insurance overshoots supply. The supply of insurance depends on insurers' capital positions.
  • Insurance Agent
  • An individual who is licenced by a province to sell insurance products and services for one or more specific insurance carriers or companies.
  • Insurance Broker
  • An independent agent who represents the buyer during an insurance transaction.
  • Soft Market
  • A market in which insurance prices are falling. Insurance markets soften when strong balance sheets cause the supply of insurance to exceed demand, allowing price wars to ensue.
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