In 1944, the Government of Saskatchewan passed The Saskatchewan Government Insurance Act, creating the provincial Crown corporation that is known today as SGI.
SGI’s mandate since its inception has been to provide comprehensive, affordable insurance protection to the people of Saskatchewan. In 1980, legislated changes to The Saskatchewan Government Insurance Act, 1980, and The Automobile Accident Insurance Act distinguished between the compulsory vehicle insurance program for the province (the Saskatchewan Auto Fund) and the competitive insurer offering additional property and casualty products (SGI CANADA).
SGI offers its competitive property and casualty insurance products through SGI CANADA and its subsidiaries. Products are sold through a network of independent insurance brokers.
The company employs over 2,000 people and works with a network of almost 500 independent insurance brokers. Regina is the home of SGI CANADA's corporate head office.
SGI CANADA is the property and casualty insurance division of SGI, offering products in 5 Canadian provinces. It sells as SGI CANADA in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba, and as SGI CANADA and the Coachman Insurance Company in Ontario. Operations outside Saskatchewan are held by the subsidiary company, SGI CANADA Insurance Services Ltd. Products are sold through a network of independent insurance brokers.
SGI CANADA Insurance Services Ltd.
British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario
- 1993, Manitoba insurance market
- 2001, Ontario insurance market, as Coachman Insurance Company
- 2006, Alberta insurance market
- 2015, British Columbia insurance market
- 2017, Ontario insurance market, as SGI CANADA
Coachman Insurance Company Ltd.
In 2001, SGI CANADA Insurance Services Ltd. purchased 100% of the shares of Coachman Insurance Company, which was incorporated under the laws of Ontario on June 12, 1979.