As they say here "just suck it up". Some insurance companies asked for proof of our driving history in the UK.... We gave it to them, the costs were horrendous! When we got here last year, we went to the company a lot of people on here used, as we could no get Ontario licenses due to strike action, they wanted $900 a month to insure two Jeeps!
I told them where to poke that. We found someone in the end for half that price, but we have had 2 hikes in costs over the last 4 months, this has added 40% more on top. You are treated the same as a new young driver when you get insurance. It is VERY expensive, beware.