AXA Canada was founded in 1905 as La Prévoyance insurance company. Although its head office is located in Montreal, AXA Canada has operations spread out all over Québec, Ontario, Western Canada and Atlantic Canada. AXA Canada currently has 2,300 employees and over 4,000 brokers and advisors.
The main headquarters are located in downtown Montreal inside Tour AXA at 2020 University.
In May 2011, AXA Canada was sold by its parent company AXA to Intact Financial. Integration became effective in September 2011 and Jean-François Blais became president of Intact Assurances, the insurance subsidiary of Intact Financial. Intact Assurances (headquartered in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec) kept the 2020 University as his downtown office, and Tour AXA was renamed Tour Intact.