About the Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. 
Professionals meet new peers and shake hands

Leading the Insurance Community

The Institute was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1899. It now serves more than 41,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial institutes and chapters.

The Institute sets professional standards for the industry through education programs that lead to a range of accreditations, including the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designations. Over 20,000 Institute members are students and more than 18,000 are IIC designation graduates.

National reach, local touch

In 1952 a group of provincial insurance Institutes joined in association with The Insurance Institute of Canada to form the organization we know today. The association’s power and influence is boosted by the union, but members can still enjoy a local touch. Learn about the governance of your local Institute.
Explore the Institute's remarkable history

History and our people

Senior Management Team

The Institute's Senior Management Team helps it deliver on its goals

Mission, Vision and Values

Read our Mission, Vision and Values to better understand what the Institute represents.