Doug Markewich  CLU, CH.F.C., TEP

Tax & Estate Planning Specialist


Doug Markewich was born and raised in Southern Saskatchewan, where he attended the University of Regina. He began his lifelong insurance career in Regina at age 23 and almost immediately specialized in interesting and complicated farm estate planning cases throughout Saskatchewan.

Less than a decade later, Doug changed his focus to corporate estate and tax planning and joined the highly respected Saskatoon-based firm, Sam Jackson & Associates. At age 33, Doug became a tax partner and moved his family to Saskatoon. The firm promoted corporate life insurance concepts for tax and estate planning clients from Calgary to Winnipeg.

In 2002, Doug left the Jackson partnership to broaden his market. He now shares his time between his own estate planning practice and Daystar Financial Group, where he acts as a consultant. He provides advanced tax and estate planning expertise for select advisors and their high net worth clients. Doug received his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1992 and his Chartered Financial Consultant designation in 1993. He has been an active member of the Canadian Tax Foundation for the last 13 years and also joined the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 2000. In his 22-year career, Doug has held several positions – both as an instructor and committee member – at industry and charitable organizations. He currently sits on the local STEP board in Winnipeg and on their national education committee. He speaks regularly to groups of insurance and tax professionals and has published several papers and industry articles.

Doug lives in Winnipeg with his wife Carol and their four children.