Quality insurance: Canadian economic growth and an expanding population will benefit the industry

The Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance industry in Canada has grown steadily over the past five years and has benefited from gradual growth in Canadian disposable incomes, property values and residential values, which has enabled industry operators to charge higher premiums. Moreover, as the Canadian population has grown, aged, urbanized and gotten progressively wealthier, demand was boosted for property, casualty and direct insurance, due to an expansion in the industry's potential client base. Over the five years to 2023, the industry will continue to benefit from increased demand due to an expanding Canadian population and higher premium prices driven by anticipated growth in the household wealth and asset values...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological changes will enable industry operators to decrease operational expenses
  • In 2016, the industry experienced the worst year on record, due to increased claims related to the Alberta wildfires
  • A pending increase in interest and lending rates may dissuade potential homebuyers
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Revenue for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance industry in Canada originates from the annual income of insurance premiums. Most property and casualty premiums are obtained through the renewal of policies that relate to existing risks. Changes in risk exposure and pricing conditions affect remaining premiums. Policy pricing fluctuates between cycles of price cutting (i.e. softening) and price raising (i.e. hardening). Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry are

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • Management of a high-quality assets portfolio
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of motor vehicle registrations and Value of residential construction in the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry?

    Companies in this industry are engaged in underwriting insurance policies that protect individuals, businesses and agencies against losses that occur as a result of property damage, liability or other risks. Additionally, companies in this industry provide reinsurance service, assuming all or part of the risk associated with existing insurance policies. This industry does not include insurance or reinsurance coverage for life, disability, accidental death, dismemberment or health risks.

    Industry Products
  • Auto
  • Commercial property
  • Personal property
  • Liability
  • Specialized
  • Industry Activities
  • Directly underwriting private automobile insurance
  • Directly underwriting public automobile insurance
  • Directly underwriting homeowners insurance
  • Directly underwriting title insurance
  • Directly underwriting workers' compensation insurance
  • Directly underwriting medical malpractice insurance
  • Reinsuring policies from other insurance companies
  • Automobile reinsurance
  • Surety and title reinsurance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Value of residential construction
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Hardening pricing cycle and improved investment income
  • Consolidation in the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Ownership rates stagnate
  • Technology and consolidation
  • Global warming and natural catastrophes
  • Table: Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Retail Trade In Canada
  • Colleges & Universities in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Insurance Brokers & Agencies in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Auto
  • Personal property
  • Commercial property
  • Liability
  • Specialized
  • Other
  • Chart: Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Reinsurance demand

  • Major Markets
  • Personal
  • Commercial
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitClaims and loss adjustment expensesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Intact Financial Corporation, Aviva Canada Inc., Desjardins Group, Co-operators Group, Lloyd's Underwriters, TD Insurance Group, Wawanesa Life Insurance Company, RSA Insurance Group,
  • Table: Intact Financial Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Aviva Canada Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Desjardins Group - financial performance
  • Table: Co-operators Group - financial performance
  • Table: Lloyd's Underwriters - financial performance
  • Table: TD Insurance Group - financial performance
  • Table: Wawanesa Life Insurance Company - financial performance
  • Table: RSA Insurance Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance 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 Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of Motor Vehicle Registrations (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The supply of insurance or the maximum amount of insurance a company or market can underwrite, which is determined by a firm's financial strength or surplus.
  • Title Insurance
  • Indemnity insurance that protects against financial loss from defects in title to real property and from invalidity of mortgage liens.
  • Underwriting
  • The process where insurers assess the risks to insure and decide how much to charge for those risks.
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