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Advance your career with the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter.

A part of the Insurance Institute of Ontario.

 

Welcome

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, networking events and broker/agent licensing prep courses. In our dynamic industry, continuous learning is essential if you want to advance your career.

Spring CIP courses are now available

Register early for the chance to win!

It's time to make an investment - in yourself. Employers across Canada know that CIPs have completed a rigorous program of study and have a wealth of industry-specific knowledge. This spring, give your education a boost.
Enrol by March 22 for the chance to win! If you enrol in a Spring 2017 CIP class by Wednesday, March 22, you'll go into a draw to receive one of six $100 gift cards to Chapters or Best Buy.
View our courses now.

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).
Register now for:
Fleet Commercial Insurance - March 24, 11 a.m. to Noon

Symposium West Date Announcement - August 17

We're pleased to announce that the third annual Symposium West will be returning to Cambridge, Ontario on Thursday, August 17. Registration opens May 1 - save the date now, and register early to avoid disappointment. Learn more.

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.

Learn how to advance your career

Welcome to National Education Month - February 2017

NAVIGATE | EDUCATE | CELEBRATE
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. If you attend a local seminar, event or "Take a break with the Institute" visit in Ontario, you'll have a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards. We look forward to connecting with you during National Education Month!

Must-Attend events and seminars

Breakfast - Fireside Chat – March 2, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a panel discussion on hot topics, featuring industry professionals. The theme of our discussion will be: How our industry can handle the challenges of the future economy and technology, including distribution. Learn more.

Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: RIBO Level 2 ("Unrestricted - Management") – Starts March 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 2 ("Unrestricted - Management") exam. Learn more.

Builder's Risk & Wrap-up Liability – March 21, 1 - 4:15 p.m.
When building construction occurs as either ground-up new or renovation of an existing structure, there are many complex exposures and coverage options the underwriter, broker and risk manager must consider.  They must also ensure the project is in compliance with the contract of the risk presented.  In the event of a claim that arises during or after completion of a project, the adjuster must also be aware of available protections and clauses that may play a role in the settlement of the claim. Register your interest.

Interest in holding a seminar at the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter? Please contact Dawn Cant Elliott at hamiltonniagaramail@insuranceinstitute.ca or at 905-574-1820

Get your RIBO hours OnDemand

You know 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.

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.

Is your member profile up-to-date?

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.

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.

Follow us on Twitter!

The Insurance Institute of Ontario - Hamilton/Niagara is on Twitter. Join the conversation and follow us at @IIOHam_Nia.

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 have our own Flickr Page, dedicated to sharing photos of special events and seminars held at the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter office! Check back frequently to see photos of recent events.

Volunteer for your local Chapter - Have you often thought you would like to give back to your industry?   The Hamilton /Niagara Chapter has various volunteer opportunities and we would like to discuss the options available with you.  Join us on Thursday, May 12th for an information session.  Contact the chapter for further details. 

Training & Meeting Room Rentals - Are you looking for a professional meeting room and training space for your Hamilton and Niagara area business needs? The IIO - Hamilton/Niagara chapter offers affordable space solutions that will suit you. Located on East Mountain in Hamilton, we have several state-of-the-art rooms with modern conveniences. Download our flyer to learn more. [PDF]

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.