The Career Connections website is your gateway to careers in the property-casualty insurance industry in Canada. This website is part of a comprehensive program that includes career videos, brochures, profiles, a job site, curriculum-specific lesson plans for teachers and career presentations provided by industry professionals we call ambassadors. All are part of a nation-wide career awareness and insurance education program coordinated by the Insurance Institute on behalf of the insurance industry. You may be surprised to find that insurance isn’t what you think. It’s a whole lot more.
The Insurance Institute of Canada is the not-for-profit professional development association of 38,000 individual members employed in the property and casualty insurance industry. Our members work in insurance and reinsurance companies, brokerages, adjusting firms and corporations. For more than 100 years, the Insurance Institute has provided our members with access to a broad base of professional development opportunities across Canada. The most recognized of these are the nationally and internationally known Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designations.
Since 2007, the Insurance Institute has also commissioned a number of research studies. Particularly relevant to the Career Connections program are the findings from three demographic research studies undertaken on behalf of the industry to help address the human resources issues of the property and casualty insurance sector. The research clearly demonstrates that there is a need to recruit more youth (those under 35) into the insurance industry. Career Connections, as a division of the Insurance Institute, is one initiative that helps generate greater awareness about careers in insurance among youth and career seekers.