Civil Service Insurance

Civil Service Insurance was a system of life insurance that the Government of Canada offered its permanent employees between 1893 and 1954 through the Civil Service Insurance Act .

Under the program, members of the federal civil service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Armed Forces could purchase from $1,000 to $10,000 of life insurance protection. During those years, the insurance policy was optional—public servants could choose whether or not to purchase it.

The Government stopped offering new Civil Service Insurance policies in 1954 when it introduced the compulsory Supplementary Death Benefit.

Although Civil Service Insurance policies can no longer be purchased today, people still hold policies that were purchased before the program was discontinued. These remaining policies are handled by the Civil Service Insurance program under the National Services Branch in the Atlantic Region.

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If you have questions about Civil Service Insurance or about your own policy, please contact the Civil Service Insurance program directly using the information below.

By phone:
1-800-958-7833 (Toll-free in Canada and United States)

1-506-548-6618 (Other countries—charges apply)
By fax:
By mail:
Civil Service Insurance

Service Canada

PO Box 12000

Bathurst, New Brunswick

E2A 4T6

Note: Service Canada Centres are unable to answer your questions about Civil Service Insurance.

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