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About National Financial Insurance Agency Inc. (NFIA)

Who is NFIA?

National Financial Insurance Agency Inc. (NFIAI) was founded in 1984 as an insurance general agency to help our advisors provide insurance solutions as part of a comprehensive financial plan. Today, NFIAI is a national Managing General Agency servicing more than 700 independent financial advisors. As an MGA, NFIA provides efficient access for independent financial advisors to Canada’s many life insurance and investment companies.


At NFIA, we are committed to working with our independent financial advisors to assist their clients achieve financial security. There are many distribution choices available to insurance and financial planning professionals in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. We operate with the highest degree of professionalism and offer a quick turnaround for processing your applications. Our experienced staff provides advice regarding submissions or potential claims in accordance with ongoing communication on industry updates. At first glance, many of the MGA models will seem similar. You need to ask some probing questions to determine the real substance behind the organization. Here are some of the factors that make NFIA different from the rest.

Direct access to major carriers

Our national scope and volume ensure we maintain our direct relationships with our preferred carriers. Our national scope allows NFIA to pool resources in order to continuously improve our technology and staffing resources. NFIA nationally can also deliver significant volumes to the carriers to ensure we maximize our contracts. Having a national scope and the volumes necessary to support this is of utmost importance when looking for a long-term distribution partner.

Sales Support

At NFIA, we pride ourselves on having a strong team of insurance and investment specialists to support you and your clients. We offer CE credit seminars and ongoing sales related communications to keep you, the Advisor, at a competitive edge. We provide insight on sales, products, industry and compliance standards and trends allowing you to do what you do best…be in front of your clients.

Administrative Support and Virtgate

Our professional administrative teams are there to make your life easier! Our administrative staff is well trained, helpful and efficient and they will work for you with our carriers to ensure that business flows through the underwriting and policy issue process as quickly and efficiently as possible. We provide our advisors access to Virtgate – our state of the art application tracking and administrative system.

What is Virtgate?

Virtgate is NFIA’s technology platform. It is an online policy administration service, which was specifically designed for the insurance industry. It allows you to track and administer your insurance business online from anywhere. Virtgate is a real-time, web-based, desktop service that provides you with the information you need when you need it.

  • Access your clients and pending applications in real time
  • Track your commissions online
  • Send email that is automatically recorded online
  • View the status of your carrier contracts
  • Receive up-to-the-minute pending reports
  • Create your own reports providing information on every aspect of your client base

Mutual Funds access

NFIA works collaboratively with sister companies Investia Financial Services and FundEX Investments Inc. This gives you better access to a wide range of available products and expertise from our partner investment companies.

Your Business and NFIA

All of our advisors are individually contracted with our carriers, and this provides for immediate vesting of your commissions. Most importantly…YOU OWN YOUR BOOK OF BUSINESS!!

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