When moving to Alberta, it is important to obtain a letter from your insurance company showing your claims history. It will be required to give you a discount on your insurance premium. Alberta insurance is privately purchased and therefore it is important to shop around for the best policy and premium that meets your needs. You can increase your savings if you have your home/tenants' insurance and vehicle insurance policies with the same insurance company or insurance broker.
You will find all the major insurance companies in Alberta, in addition to the banks, President's Choice Financial and AMA (Alberta's CAA) offering a variety of insurance products. For a complete list of insurance providers and insurance governance, review the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance web site for more information.
NOTE: Insurance is the FIRST STEP in getting Alberta license plates for your vehicle or mortgage money released on your new home. It is worth the time invested to do your research to protect these two important investments.