With over 2,000 dedicated people, including over 1,600 licensed insurance professionals, we each bring our own unique story and diverse skills to ultimately contribute to Western’s mission of taking pride in exceeding expectations by delivering the right insurance solution at every opportunity. As Canada’s National broker with the local touch, we do this because we care! As part of our commitment to being obsessed with our customers, and always striving to exceed expectations, we recently launched a new strategic vision.
Our Executive Team is looking forward to 2023 and envisions a customer-centric, data-savvy, and technologically enriched version of Western truly committed to supporting its customers and the communities our People live, work, and play in. The Team is proud to launch the roadmap to get us there with everyone’s support.
Our effective financial operation is driven by the power of data, constant innovation, and the ability to ensure compliance at a price that is reasonable for our customers.
Our Premium Financing Plan offers a competitive advantage with flexible and convenient ways for customers to pay their insurance, allowing them to select their own flexible plan to:
Nancy Green, Chief Financial and Risk Officer
We provide the overall strategic management of Commercial Insurance as well as Employee Benefits services at Western Financial Group.
Over the years we have developed and successfully administered insurance programs designed for associations and independent businesses across Canada. We are driving strategic initiatives that continue to increase the growth and profitability of Western.
Grant Ostir, Chief Business Development Officer
Day in and day out, the interactions of our people are rooted in four guiding principles: Truthfulness, Fairness, Value and Loyalty. For customers, that means honesty and accountability from your Western Coast Insurance experts; trust and loyalty; hard-earned knowledge of our business; and longstanding relationships with enduring value.
At Western Coast Insurance, we embrace diversity in its broadest sense – making it an integral part of the way we do business. This means providing opportunities for all employees to expand their interests, build their skillset, and advance in their careers. This also means providing policies and programs to help our employees to get things done at work, at home, and in the community. We’re also working hard to ensure our workplace is inclusive and accessible to a workforce that is from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.
Andrea Ferrie started with Western Coast in September of 2001, as an Insurance Advisor (IA), in Sooke, BC, the beginning of her very successful career.
Andrea remembers feeling very excited to join the company as she was looking for further opportunities to grow her career and Western was able to provide just that. Western continued to grow, adding new brokerages to the organization each year, which created more job opportunities.
Andrea's success as an Insurance Advisor led to her assuming the position of Assistant Manager in the Sooke branch in January 2006, and taking on a Branch Manager role in 2015. In 2021, Andrea was promoted to our new Personal Lines Leader position, and it is with great pleasure to announce that Andrea again, in 2022, has accepted an opportunity to be the acting Personal Lines Director within Western Coast.
Andrea says that she is proud to work for Western because they truly care about their employees and says, “At Western the Guiding Principles are very important part of who we are and the fact that they support our clients, staff, and communities, in which we live and work, is really what stands out to me.”
As well, It is very important to Andrea that “team members are able to have a work-life balance and Western supports that with options to work remote, through wellness days, which truly make it the best company to work for.”
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Multiple locations hiring - Gain your Level 1 Insurance License within your first 3 months with us, and you will have access to further resources to advance your knowledge, training, and your career.