About the Institute

Who We Are

The Insurance Institute is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. Established in 1899, the Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 40,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial institutes and chapters. Over 20,000 of those members are students and more than 18,000 are graduates who have earned the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation or Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation. We are a founding member of the Institute for Global Insurance Education (IGIE).

What We Do

The Institute sets professional standards for the industry through education programs that lead to a range of designations and certificates, including the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP). Recently, the Conference Board of Canada reported that over 70 per cent of employers in the p&c industry look for the CIP designation during recruiting. Graduates of these programs continue to enhance their expertise, experience and professional relationships by participating in the Institute-sponsored CIP Society.

On behalf of the industry, the Institute also conducts demographic research and produces reports and publications. We strive to keep our members up to date on insurance industry news and Institute happenings in our social media channels, various newsletters, including The Pace, email updates and local news from our individual Institutes and Chapters from around Canada.

Our Members

As our members pursue rewarding opportunities in a rapidly changing industry, they can take advantage of ongoing development programs, seminar series and networking events offered by an organization devoted to learning for the real world.

Our graduate members of the CIP and FCIP programs are guided by a rigorous code of ethics and an evolving set of proven best practices.

Learn more about our history and our people.
Read our Mission, Vision and Values.
View a list of our Senior Management Team.
Download the Insurance Institute brochure, 'Knowledge sets you apart' (PDF, 2.5 MB)