Billyard Insurance Group celebrates Clarkson branch opening

Welland, ON (Feb. 1, 2024) – Billyard Insurance Group (BIG) continues to build its nationally recognized insurance brand with the opening of BIG Clarkson. The Mississauga-based branch is the brokerage’s 86th location nationwide, led by Managing Partners Arun Thukral and Nikolina Obajdin.

Thukral had previously worked as a broker at BIG’s Mississauga East office and will draw from nearly two decades of combined experience in commercial banking and insurance to focus on the branch’s overall sales strategy. Obajdin has worked in the insurance industry since 2014 and will leverage her sales, training, and business development expertise to oversee branch operations and management.

“We are thrilled to bring BIG’s trusted services to Clarkson,” said Thukral. “Nikolina and I understand the important role insurance brokers can play in helping people enjoy peace of mind. Our focus on personalized insurance solutions will ensure that residents and businesses in the area receive the coverage they need to navigate life’s uncertainties.”

“The opportunity to grow a team, not just of insurance professionals, but experts, is one that truly excites us and one that we don’t take lightly,” commented Obajdin. “We are confident that with BIG’s support, we can further strengthen the brokerage’s reputation for providing exceptional service and ultimately become an integral part of this community.”

“The opening of BIG Clarkson symbolizes our commitment to serving one of Canada’s largest cities. Together, Arun and Nikolina form an incredible duo. With their leadership, BIG Clarkson is well-positioned to serve a wide range of residents and businesses, and poised for nothing but success,” said Jennifer Smith, Director of Business Development for BIG.

Those interested in learning more about BIG Clarkson and its services can visit the branch at 802 Southdown Road Unit C6 in Mississauga or online at

About the Billyard Insurance Group

Billyard Insurance Group is a well-established and award-winning brokerage in Canada. With 86 branches in four provinces and partnerships with 30+ leading insurance providers, the rapidly growing brokerage is committed to helping Canadians receive the coverage they need. To learn more about Billyard Insurance Group and its services, visit

Source: Billyard Insurance Group (BIG)