Westland Insurance Group announced today that it has acquired MCR Insurance in Aurora, Ontario and Walter Roberts Insurance in Richmond Hill Ontario. MCR Insurance and Walter Roberts Insurance both have offices in Ontario, which is a strategic area for Westland.
“MCR brings a depth of capabilities in high-value home, cottage, auto and commercial lines, with a focus on the growing communities north of the Greater Toronto Area and Muskoka,” says Jamie Lyons, President & COO of Westland. “Walter Roberts specializes in E&O, standard, niche, and high-value products across personal and commercial lines. Each of these acquisitions adds significant depth and strength to our rapidly expanding footprint in the Ontario market, which remains key to our national strategy.”
Westland Insurance has seen a significant increase in Ontario in the past two years. It plans to expand in the province to better serve existing and new clients, especially in the Commercial sector.
“Ontario’s importance to the Canadian insurance marketplace makes it a key part of our national strategy,” Donna Barclay is Westland’s Executive Vice-President, Commercial and Eastern Canada Operations. “The scale and diverse nature of the insurance business in Ontario is attractive as we look to serve more Canadians coast to coast with more product options and advisory based solutions.”
Westland continues to grow and invest in Canada’s business, both organically as well as through strategic acquisitions. Westland offers advisory-based services and expertise across a wide range of insurance lines including personal, specialty, and niche. Westland now has more than 2,300 employees that serve Canadians from British Columbia up to the Maritimes.