British Columbia

The Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) is an agency of the provincial government, which administers nine statutes, including the Insurance (Captive Company) Act, providing regulatory rules for the protection of the public in the province of British Columbia.

[Last updated: 26/07/16]
Regulatory contact:
Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM)
2800-555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 4N6
Telephone: 604 660-3555

Name of Captive Legislation
Insurance (Captive Company) Act
Year Legislation Passed

Recent Amendments

Do you allow Cell Captives?

Total Number of Licenced Captives  

Number of Risk Retention Groups or Group Captives

Number of Single Parent Captives

Number of Cell Captives

Number of licences granted in the past year (2015 calendar year)
Registration is renewed annually for each captive - 20

Approximate (or Average) length of time to process a new captive  
120 Days

Captive tax rates (include descriptions if needed)
Corporate tax rates: Federal: 15%, Provincial 11%

Premium tax rates: Variable

Minimum capitalisation rate  

Licencing fees  
Annual renewal fee - $2,500

Total premiums received by the Captives

Total value of assets under management