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Who we are

We’re here for all Canadians and their families – however they define family – because everything we do helps build secure tomorrows. Our practical, life-ready insurance and protection solutions are designed to help provide financial security, so that Canadians can spend more time making every moment count.

For over 65 years, we’ve been giving Canadians the confidence to face life’s uncertainties. Securian Canada brings together strong local roots and expertise, a North American footprint, and a global perspective – all while innovating at the speed the markets we serve expect.

Together with our U.S. parent company – Securian Financial – Securian Canada is a leading insurance provider in the Canadian Financial Institution and Association & Affinity markets. We offer insurance solutions built with genuine care – providing specialized experiences to those we serve.

Focused on today – and the future

As Securian Canada, our company’s forward-looking strategy focuses us as:

  • A best-in-class player in the financial institution and creditor space
  • An association & affinity leader focused on delivering an exceptional member experience,
    featuring digital innovation and disability expertise
  • A progressive employer of choice, leading with diversity, equity, and inclusion

We create a culture of belonging and inclusion—so we all have a voice to share. We’re committed to ensuring Canadians are able to spend more time doing the things that really matter to them – while knowing they have financial security and protection.


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Nigel Branker

Chief Executive Officer

Nigel brings over 25 years of Canadian business experience to Securian Canada. He is an innovative growth leader, effective strategic thinker, and transformational change agent for Securian Canada’s strategic growth. Over the course of his career, Nigel has held various leadership roles in pension and benefits businesses within Canadian and global firms, and has spearheaded many successful acquisitions and go-to-market strategies. A consulting actuary by background, he remains a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Nigel is a progressive thought-leader and industry author who focuses on emerging issues for organizations, including mental health, the future of work and improving workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Sharla Postic

Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations

Sharla is a proven, best-in-class operations leader that effectively balances strategy with execution to maximize business success. A champion of change, Sharla brings over 20 years of experience to Securian Canada, with a track record for exceeding operational goals, driving rapid growth to scale and generating strong business results. Over the course of her career, Sharla has acquired a deep understanding of the insurance, digital health solutions, health management, and mental health industries in both Canada and the U.S. A devoted leader and cultivator of collaborative alliances, Sharla brings her passion for enabling high levels of client satisfaction and organization-leading employee engagement.

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Shirley Chen

Chief Financial Officer

Shirley has more than 20 years of leadership experience in financial services, and expertise in funding, financing, reporting and strategic planning. With a proven record of supporting company growth strategies, Shirley oversees all financial functions at Securian Canada. As an active member of many professional associations throughout her career, Shirley believes in the philosophy of putting people first, which forms the foundation of achieving sustainable business growth and financial strength.

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News releases

  • January 16, 2024

    Securian Canada and CAA partner to offer new life and health & dental insurance solutions

    Securian Canada, a leading insurance provider of innovative, life-ready insurance solutions in Canada, is excited to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). Through this new partnership, CAA introduced an innovative suite of insurance products and a digital-first customer experience to their more than seven million Members across the country, effective January 1, 2024.

  • December 7, 2023

    Securian Canada names Kyros Ioannou as Chief Growth Officer

    Securian Canada, a leading insurance provider of innovative and life-ready insurance solutions in Canada, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kyros Ioannou as its new Chief Growth Officer.

  • November 15, 2023

    Securian Canada recognized as a Great Place to Work® in Canada

    Securian Canada, a leading insurance provider of innovative, life-ready insurance solutions in Canada, is proud to announce it has achieved Great Place to Work® certification – a trusted and transparent certifier that recognizes employers who create an outstanding employee experience and a thriving workplace culture.

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Securian Canada media contact

Lauren Round
AVP, Marketing & Communications
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