WSC’s Ontario Office Welcomes New Staff

In 2019, Western Surety Company’s Ontario Office welcomed two new surety professionals to their team. “We are fortunate to have Amit Patel and Abbie Loshuk join our company of experienced and dynamic underwriters servicing our broker and contractor clients,” says Mark Skanes, WSC’s Vice President-East.

Amit Patel

With a background in banking, reinsurance, investment management and management consulting, Amit Patel brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Senior Surety Underwriter. He has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, a MBA from Queen’s University and he holds the CPA (CGA) designation.

Some fun facts about Amit: He climbed all of the 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower for charity, his favourite vacation spots are Australia and Fiji and he is a big fan of Mexican and Italian food.

Amit can be reached at (647) 943-0538 or

Abbie Loshuk

Abbie Loshuk joins WSC as a Surety Underwriter. She recently graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree. She is presently enrolled in the Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding program through the Surety Association of Canada. While undergoing her university studies, Abbie worked for a Toronto based insurance brokerage where she gained experience in Mergers, Acquisitions and Commercial Lines.

Get to know Abbie: She is an avid cook and has a labradoodle named Chester. Next year, she will be hiking to the base camp of Mount Everest!

Abbie can be reached at (647) 943-0543 or

“Thanks to the tremendous support of our broker partners, the Ontario Office has been successfully growing our portfolio,” comments Skanes. “Amit and Abbie are very worthy additions to our Ontario Office and as members of our great team, they will certainly contribute to our industry reputation for service excellence. It is an exciting time to be at WSC.”


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