Is Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Mandatory in Canada?

shirt-pocket-tie-1578351-1279x883One of the most commonly asked questions related to professional liability insurance coverage is this one:

Is professional liability insurance coverage mandatory in Canada?

The answer is no. Unlike car insurance coverage, you are not required by law to be covered under a professional liability insurance policy. But here’s the thing: Just because you don’t have to be covered under this policy doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t. Also keep in mind that several companies will require that you be covered under this policy before you are allowed to work with them.

This isn’t mean to penalize you. It’s meant to protect you.

As a professional, you are vulnerable to being sued. By now this shouldn’t be a surprise to you. We live in a very litigious world in which claims are made against professionals almost¬†daily.¬†They are so common, in fact, that chances are that you probably know (or know of ) someone who has been through this.

Our question to you is this one:

How do you know it won’t happen to you?

You simply can’t. It doesn’t matter if you are the best at what you do. All it takes is one thing to go wrong (or a disgruntled client) for you to have to defend yourself in court.

But you don’t have to do it alone.

Enter professional liability insurance coverage. Unlike general liability insurance coverage, this type of coverage covers you against claims made against you… regardless of whether you were at fault or not.

Curious about how this policy could benefit you? Request your free Canadian professional liability insurance quote from EasyCover today and see for yourself what you could gain from being protected under this policy. Remember that our quotes are free and come with absolutely no obligation.


Professional Liability Insurance/PLI

(Errors and Omissions Insurance)

  • Flawed professional advice and services that may have resulted in financial loss to the customer or client.
  • Protects professional individuals or companies from responsibility of the full cost of defending against a negligence claim and damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit.
    • Professional liability insurance covers the costs of judgments, settlements and legal defense.
    • Damages paid under a professional liability policy are typically financial rather than physical.