General Insurance Statistical Agency

Statistical Information


The participating insurance regulators across Canada have the authority under their respective insurance legislation to collect statistics from licensed insurers. Statistics are collected in a standardized format as identified in the Statistical Plan manuals and reporting templates as approved by regulators.
There are two mandatory statistical plans, as well as financial information collected by GISA:

  • Automobile Statistical Plan-insurers operating in Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories must report statistics for automobile insurance under this statistical plan
  • Ontario Commercial Liability Statistical Plan-insurers operating in Ontario must report statistics for commercial liability insurance
  • Financial Information-insurers operating in Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories must report financial information for automobile insurance under this reporting requirement. GISA started collecting financial information from automobile insurers beginning with the 2012 automobile insurance experience.

Automobile experience data is collected to provide premium and claim information, which is used to develop and support fair automobile insurance rates. The statistical and financial data collected support the following public policy objectives:

  • Monitoring the adequacy of rates to ensure that they are not excessive or unfairly discriminatory;
  • Monitoring the adequacy of market structure and performance, and taking steps, if necessary, to restore competition or remedy the problems caused by market instability; and
  • Ensuring informed pricing decisions based on aggregate industry experience.

Automobile insurance experience is published in a series of exhibits and reports which are compiled from data that has been collected from all licensed automobile insurers by GISA and contains experience for all participating jurisdictions.
Note: The collection of Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Statistical Plan (OSABSP) - Discontinued data was discontinued at the end of 2012. Insurers operating in Ontario were required to report statistics for automobile insurance accident benefits coverage, which was at a greater level of detail than the statistics captured under the ASP.

High Level Statistical Plan Data
Widely used statistics from the Actual Loss Ratio exhibits have been captured in a graphical format for your information in Key Measures.

The Actual Loss Ratio exhibits for Private Passenger Automobile (AUTO1005), along with the Introduction (AUTO1003), can be accessed here:

Private Passenger Automobile - 2015/2016 Data

Province/Region Introduction Module Actual Loss Ratio Exhibits
Alberta PDF icon  AUTO1003-AB_2016 PDF icon  AUTO1005-AB
Ontario PDF icon  AUTO1003-ON_2016 PDF icon  AUTO1005-ON
Atlantic Provinces PDF icon  AUTO1003-ATL_2016 PDF icon  AUTO1005-ATL
Territories PDF icon  AUTO1003-TER_2016 PDF icon  AUTO1010-TER

Contact GISA at gisa@fsco.gov.on.ca if you have questions about the information presented.