Advance your career with the Greater Toronto Area Chapter.

Part of the Insurance Institute of Ontario. 


We help people in the local p&c insurance industry develop and maintain their skills and increase their knowledge. Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes and networking events. In our dynamic industry, continuous learning is essential if you want to advance your career.

CIP: Last chance to register for standard Winter 2017 courses

The CIP is an important investment in your insurance career. Employers look for it when making hiring decisions, and those who have the designation earn about $8,000 more than their peers without it.
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Learn how to advance your career

Join National Education Month - February 2017

Attend local seminars, webinars, and events, and celebrate the launch of mycareer, a new open online resource of career maps, education pathways, assessment tools and tip sheets for those in the industry looking to navigate their insurance career.
What’s your career goal? Choose the complimentary webinar that best fits your area of interest and discover pathways to advancing your career. We look forward to connecting with you during National Education Month!

Membership: why do you need it?

As was mandated by those that formed the Institute, we rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us. And in return, we’re able to provide you—and the industry—with many benefits. Learn about the benefits

CIP student? Download the Institute's free mobile app!

Available through Google Play and the App Store, IIC Mobile Learning is a study tool that contains the Dictionary of Insurance, free practice questions for C11 students, and you can also access and edit your member profile and course records. And if you're a C11 or C13 student, additional practice exam questions are also available for in-app purchase. Discover how this app can help you with your study and professional needs.

Fellow of Distinction Award—now accepting nominations

Do you know an FCIP who stands out amongst their peers? Submit your nomination form to Tracy Bodnar at gtaevents@insuranceinstitute.ca, no later than February 27. The Fellow of Distinction Award winner will be announced on or before March 6, 2017. 

Must-attend events and seminars

From FSCO to FSRA: The Future of Regulation in Ontario – January 19
There's a new regulatory body coming. How will it impact the insurance industry in Ontario? In November 2016, Ontario’s Minister of Finance announced that the province was proceeding with plans to establish a new Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), as recommended by an advisory committee appointed by the ministry. The over-arching goal of this new body is to foster a more innovative and dynamic business environment. It’s a positive step, but there are changes ahead for Ontario insurance regulation. Join us for an Insider Panel Discussion – In-Person Seminar or Live Webinar.  #FSCOtoFSRA

MEMBER BONUS: Subrogation and Proximate Cause – January 20
Complimentary for IIO members. Join our speaker, Neil Collville–Reeves, of Samis + Company who will share best practices to maximize recoveries through subrogation. Learn more.

Risk Selection for Commercial Auto – January 24
Risk selection is the key to profitability. Learn about commercial automobile criteria that will allow you to better assess risk to improve your account selection success as an underwriter, and improve your submission documentation as a broker. Learn more.

Annual Convocation and Awards Night – January 26
Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2017 to connect with other industry professionals and help us commemorate the achievements of our newest Chartered Insurance Professionals (CIPs) and Fellows (FCIPs). Learn more.

Bridging the gaps with Legal Expense insurance – February 2
Join us for this half-day seminar, and learn that bridging legal risks and coverage gaps in commercial insurance portfolios can be done with Legal Expense insurance. Learn more.

Understanding Serious Injury: Enhanced New Format (five days) – February 2 - March 30
How well-versed are you with understanding different types of injuries and the impact of the injury on a person? Throughout this five-day program, you will be exposed to industry best practices, industry specialists and real-life examples that are delivered using a variety of learning styles. Learn more.

Teaching & Presentation Techniques – February 3 - 24
Do you need to enhance your teaching and facilitation skills? If so, this four-day (Fridays) certificate program is for you. This instructional course will give you the resources needed to understand your audience, prepare your lessons and be an overall better trainer or instructor. Learn more.

Maximizing Your Underwriting Potential – February 14
Gain the tools and techniques that will immediately improve your underwriting results at work through this comprehensive seminar. Learn more.

Distracted Driving: Panel Discussion – February 22
Distracted driving has become an increasingly larger problem on Canadian roads. The newly formed Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) completed its first meeting this past June, with a goal of working towards a National Action Plan to halt the rise in distracted driving incidents. Learn more.

CIP Society Curling Bonspiel – March 1
Whether you're a veteran of the rink or an absolute freshman, this is a day for all curlers to come out and enjoy the fun! Learn more.

Understanding Case Law – March 2 - 3
Are you equipped to effectively prepare a comprehensive file in anticipation of negotiation, settlement or litigation? Learn more.

Advanced Business Interruption – March 9
Do you know everything you need to know about Business Interruption? Learn more.

The Art of Persuasive Negotiation – March 22
Whether it be in your professional or personal life, negotiation skills are essential in order to reach important decisions, find solutions to disputes and reach "win-win" resolutions. Do you want to be more assertive and improve your negotiation skills? If so, this session is for you! Learn more.

Celebrate, Refresh + Relax – May 9
All are welcome to join us for a relaxed and informal social gathering at the Hard Rock Café, as we congratulate our FCIPs on their achievement and present the prestigious Fellow of Distinction award. Whether you're new to the industry or established, you're sure to make new industry connections and meet old friends at this insurance community networking event. Learn more.

Get your RIBO hours OnDemand

You know that we provide local seminars to help you get your hours, but help is also here with CE OnDemand, a new catalogue of online continuing education courses designed by the Insurance Institute of Canada for brokers and agents. Take a one-hour CE OnDemand course from wherever you are, anytime during the day or night. There's also special introductory pricing. Learn more.

Fundamentals Series

A new seminar series to get to the basics of insurance! Learn about the Fundamentals Series.

Do you live or work in GTA East?

You may also be interested in events, seminars and classes held by our Kawartha Durham chapter.

Is your member profile up-to-date? Check it now!

Keep your member profile up-to-date with your home contact details, so that we can continue to keep you in the loop if you make a career change or move companies. It's easy to update your profile now! Just go sign in to your member account with your Member ID, and update your profile.  To do it by phone, or for any questions, please contact Member Services.

Member Bonus: Complimentary for IIO Members!

Our Member Bonus Series webinars are open to all IIO members, no matter what chapter you belong to. They cover basic insurance topics you could benefit from clarification on, and offer 1 Technical RIBO hour (pending). Learn more.

Subrogation and Proximate Cause – January 20
Join our speaker, Neil Collville-Reeves, of Samis + Company, who will share best practices to maximize recoveries through subrogation. Learn more.

Connecting you with the latest industry news

The CIP Society offers a wide range of free online resources for our members and the industry at large, including monthly Trends Papers on topics like Uber and the Internet of Things, as well as research reports on topics like Cyber Risks and Automated Vehicles. Visit our Trends Paper page for the full library of papers and our Insights and Research page for the full listing of research reports.

Download the Institute's mobile app!

Available through Google Play and the App Store, IIC Mobile Learning is a study tool that contains the Dictionary of Insurance, free practice questions for C11 students (with additional available for in-app purchase), and you can also access and edit your member profile and course records. Discover how it can help you with your study and professional needs.

Follow us on Twitter!

The Insurance Institute of Ontario - GTA is on Twitter. Join the conversation and follow us at @IIOGTA

Ask the Institute - now updated!

Education Questions? As the Institute! You'll find the answers to questions our students ask the most. We want to help you make the most of your student experience so you can get ahead in your career and stay there! Learn more at www.insuranceinstitute.ca/ask

Did you know?

We provide CE Credits for Alberta and/or Manitoba
The Insurance Institute of Ontario is accredited to issue CE credits for our seminars to members who are licensed in the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. Contact us at gtaseminars@insuranceinstitute.ca to learn further details on this great benefit.

Group Rates Available
Learn together! Did you know that group rates are offered for three or more members attending the same seminar. Contact us at gtaseminars@insuranceinstitute.ca for more details on how you can save money.

Professional and Meeting Space Available
Are you looking for space for your next meeting or function? The Insurance Institute has state-of-the-art rooms, suitable for a variety of group sizes, available for rent at our convenient downtown Toronto location. Get more details.

Living Outside of Canada?
Registration for virtual classes is available for International Students. Enrol in the course of your choice by contacting our member services team at 1-866-362-8585.

If your goal is to set yourself up for an exciting insurance career, the Insurance Institute is where you belong. Take your education and career to a whole new level. Membership with the Insurance Institute will give you the edge you need to succeed.