About Markel Canada

Markel's operation in Canada, formerly known as ESR, has been in existence since 1966 and is highly respected for exceptional expertise and service. Built on a reputation of underwriting excellence and product knowledge, it partners with brokers to provide effective solutions for unique commercial liability needs.

Markel Canada operates across Canada with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

The following information is provided in keeping with our ongoing practices of full disclosure and transparency:

Standard Commission Schedule

Line of Business Base commission
Commercial General Liability  20%
Commercial Umbrella and Excess Liability 15%-20%
Package (P&C) 20%
Property 15%-20%
Environmental Impairment Liability 15%-20%
Management and Professional Liability 20%
Marine 15%-20%

Programs, Online Portal and Coverholder agreements

20% to 30%


In October 2009, ESR was purchased by Markel International, a London based specialty property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, and a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based diverse financial holding company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange.

Markel International has eight operating divisions writing business through Markel Syndicate 3000 or through Markel International Insurance Company Limited and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A

The strength and specialist expertise of Markel International further improves the ability to assist brokers in solving their customer's needs, thanks to increased proficiencies, greater capacity and a range of new products.

The Sport, Leisure and Recreation Program at Markel, is complimented by our interest in All Sport Insurance Marketing Ltd. (All Sport) of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Read our company accessibility report, our integrated accessibility standards policy and our multi-year plan, outlining compliance with the AODA legislative policies and procedures. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you are applying for a position and require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.