Global Corporate & Specialty solutions

Together, we make a world of difference

Rated AA- by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings

Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS) division provides innovative and flexible insurance and risk management solutions for large corporate and commercial clients and their brokers. Our specialists work to understand not just the detailed nature of the risk, but the true makeup of the client's business – its values, people and vision for the future. Working together, we design tailor-made insurance solutions that exceed expectations and make all the difference, in Canada and the United States.*

We go further by taking a specialist approach in a traditional market. Our industry-focused expertise combined with an emphasis on close broker and client relationships, is the result of a unique service proposition with prevention and innovation at its heart.

Our Canadian business model

Sector-focused, in-depth knowledge and expertise

By pulling together the focus and expertise of more than 250 GCS employees, we deliver dedicated service that continues to benefit our clients and communities. Our GCS business model consists of five business operations each defined by its own unique specialization, offering dedicated technical expertise and in-depth industry knowledge. Our underwriters have the capability to tailor deal structures, offer extensive coverage capacity, adapt and respond quickly to our clients’ needs.

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Corporate risk

Customized Property, Casualty and Commercial Auto solutions for businesses within a variety of industry segments, with a minimum of $1 million in premium, that are multi-provincial or national in scope, and may require support for U.S. exposures*.

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Strategic program solution designs for members of business associations, franchisee groups, non-profits, purchasing groups, and market segments considered to be non-traditional or specialty.

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Special risk

Casualty and Property Special Risks solutions are available to clients with business models and operations that exceed moderate risk exposure, including start-ups, mid-size businesses, multi-provincials, and leaders in their industry.

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Equipment breakdown

Clients with high exposures benefit from customized EBI protection against losses linked to costly equipment repairs and required replacements during unforeseen shutdowns.

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Customized bond programs are available to the construction industry through Contract surety bonds, individuals and businesses through Commercial surety bonds, and the resource sector via Reclamation bonds.

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Why choose Aviva

A winning stewardship philosophy

Our team of client relationship managers, technical underwriters, risk consultants and claims service managers combine their experience and collective insights to deliver solutions that reflect our clients’ business operations, cultures and corporate strategies.

A client-centered approach

We demonstrate a client- centered approach at every interaction, and design tailored solutions that go beyond expectations to reduce exposure, safeguard assets and transfer risk.

Expanded reach to meet your needs

We write business across Canada, and offer cross border solutions together with our U.S. partner to support Canadian companies whose business interests and exposures extend into the U.S. 

Our approach

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A holistic account view

Our client relationship managers bring together a holistic view of GCS accounts by providing a deep understanding of the business and supporting the delivery of focused solutions, services and insights.

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Prevention-focused risk management

At the core of our offering is a prevention-first approach that combines technological innovation with risk management, providing forward-thinking strategies designed to identify and analyze exposures, reduce risk and help prevent claims from occurring.

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Dedicated claims service

Clients will benefit from a claims service manager who becomes the liaison to a fully integrated claims community. Our tailor-made, client-centered approach ensures that GCS clients and brokers get the right support from the right people, every step of the way.

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A claims defence strategy

Our specialized team of defence lawyers, law clerks, and assistants challenge nuisance settlements, support and defend our clients and their reputation when they are an innocent target of a claim or lawsuit.

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GCS leadership team

Our GCS leadership team is committed to the success of our broker partners and clients. Their collective knowledge and industry-focused experience provides a solid foundation for the GCS strategy and direction. Get to know our GCS Leaders.

Building a sustainable partnership for today, tomorrow and the future

To learn more about Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty division, please contact your GCS Underwriter.

Policies provided by Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty division are underwritten by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada. Risk Management and Claims services are provided by Aviva Canada Inc. and a network of external partners.

*U.S. cross border capabilities are provided in partnership with our admitted U.S. insurance carrier.

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