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The Guarantee Company of North America

The Guarantee Company of North America
4950 Yonge Street
Suite 1400
Postal Code:
M2N 6K1
(416) 223-9580
Telephone 2:
(800) 268-6617

When The Guarantee was founded in Montréal, Quebec in 1872, the directors believed that the best way to build a successful business was through product specialization, financial strength and hiring top talent. After all these years, we still conduct business based on these core principles.

Early Years

Our history and Canada’s are intertwined. The Guarantee’s founding President was also a Father of Confederation—Sir Alexander Galt. 

In its early years, The Guarantee provided fidelity bonds for railway and bank employees, and later for private businesses and governments. These enterprises constituted the economic foundation from which Canada developed as a nation. Ever since, The Guarantee has played a key role in protecting Canada’s people, businesses and enterprises. 

In response to growing business south of the border, The Guarantee applied for a name change in 1881 and became known as The Guarantee Company of North America. During this time, The Guarantee boasted a distinguished Board of Directors including George H. Pullman, J.P. Morgan and Asa Potter. By the late 1880s, The Guarantee was the largest fidelity company in the USA, and in 1890, incorporated a subsidiary under the name of The United States Guarantee Company.


Our Future is Bright

The Guarantee entered the 21st century financially strong and focused on product innovation. We continue to deliver strong results in all product lines. Our success is attributed to a legacy of underwriting discipline, strong capital and a mission to embrace change as we develop new specialized insurance solutions to meet the needs of our customers.