About Us

CNS is proud to be the leading insurance company in British Columbia (BC), and part of RSA Canada, one of the country’s leading property and casualty insurance companies.

At CNS, we are completely focused on serving the BC insurance market. We are based in Vancouver, with underwriting and claims offices in Kelowna. We market our insurance products exclusively through brokers, in order to provide the best quality, price and professional advice to each client.

Our histories

CNS has a long history as a leading insurance provider in BC. Our continuing commitment to serving this market is backed by the strength of RSA, which brings a strong footprint with an extensive global network of trusted underwriters and claims handlers, who provide risk management expertise and advice to clients in more than 150 territories worldwide.

RSA has a long and well-established history, with more than 300 years of underwriting experience and a proven track record in the Canadian commercial and personal insurance sector.

CNS joined the RSA Canada group of companies on January 1, 2008.

Solid financial performance

As part of our pursuit of outperformance, we are dedicated to building a strong and financially healthy company that inspires the confidence of brokers, clients and shareholders. This commitment involves working hard to maintain strong credit ratings with Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s. Our current standing is shown here:


Financial Strength (Outlook)

Effective Date


A (Stable)

February 28, 2014


A2 (Negative)

February 28, 2014

Our corporate responsibility commitment

We realize that, like every company, our business practices and decisions have an effect on the people we work with and on the environment and communities in which we operate. Furthermore, as a global company with a strong footprint, we have enormous potential to make things better — all around the world.

To ensure that the impact we make is a positive one that supports our brand values, we have created a set of policies to guide us in these key areas of people, environment and community, as well as in our support of charitable and community organizations.

Learn more about our commitment to Corporate Responsibility.

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