Term Life Insurance

Flexible insurance to protect your loved ones

Taking out life insurance can raise a lot of questions. How much does it cost, how much coverage do you need, should you consider add-ons? Our advisors1 can help with that.

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Term life insurance is often more affordable than permanent life insurance. It also has the advantage of being very flexible. Coverage is for a set number of years, and you can change it as needed. It’s a good option to protect your loved ones from a major debt such as a mortgage, or to purchase your first life insurance policy on a limited budget.


Why take out term life Insurance?

Flexible, affordable coverage

Term life insurance is often chosen to cover a key period, such as the term on a personal loan, or to provide a safety net for a dependent until they reach the age of majority. Coverage can be for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years.

Your premiums stay the same for the entire first term. At renewal, premiums may increase, but they are guaranteed and known in advance.

Knowing what to expect lets you plan your budget with confidence.

During the first five years of your contract, if your needs change, you can switch to a longer term, no medical exam required.

Term insurance keeps pace with your life situation. If your needs or budget change, you can switch to permanent life insurance without evidence of insurability.

With the decreasing option, your insured capital decreases over time. As the years go by, your insurance needs may diminish as you finish paying off loans and your children's education. This option is ideal if, for instance, you don't need to leave a large inheritance because you’ve taken care of your financial obligations.

Whereas with fixed capital, your insured capital remains the same for the entire duration of your contract. Which means that in the event of your death, your loved ones will receive the initial insurance amount.

A snapshot of what their life insurance might look like

Laurence, young professional

Laurence2, a 25-year-old professional from Montreal, can't afford permanent life insurance yet. But she still wants to plan for the student loans she needs to pay off and the new car she plans to buy.

Monthly premium
Coverage amount
20 years

A snapshot of what their life insurance might look like

Jenny and Drew, married couple

This couple3 has two young children and lives in Ontario. They share plans for the future and recently bought a new house. They eventually plan to convert their term life insurance to permanent life insurance.

Monthly premium (for the couple)
Coverage amount
$500,000 each
25 years

A snapshot of what their life insurance might look like

Peter and Sam, company shareholders

Two Vancouver entrepreneurs4 in their 40s each took out term life insurance under the same policy to buy back company shares in the event of the premature death of one of the shareholders. They will be able to keep their business and benefit from interesting tax advantages.

Monthly premium (per person)
Coverage amount
1 million
10 years
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