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Welcome to the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter.


How can we help you?

 

Develop your skills and increase your knowledge.
Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes, networking events and broker/agent licensing prep courses.

Get on the road to improved job performance

Registration is now open for CIP Fall classes!
Learn more about what the Chartered Insurance Professional designation can do for you and your career.
See our available courses.

Scholarships season - do you know someone eligible in Ontario?

We're pleased to manage these scholarship programs, which have an application deadline of Friday, September 28, 2018.
John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund - up to two (2) scholarships available for Ontario residents pursuing post-secondary education which includes the study of p&c insurance.
Toronto Insurance Conference scholarships - up to three (3) $5,000 scholarships to eligible applicants pursuing full-time university undergraduate studies in Canada.

Symposium West: register now to secure your spot

Thursday, August 23  |  Cambridge, Ontario
Join us for a robust day of thought-provoking keynote speakers and engaging seminar sessions to energize you and your team.
This event has sold out every year so register early to secure your spot! Learn more

New trends papers available

Read up on the latest industry trends with these free online resources offered by the CIP Society for all members:
Construction Insurance
 
Legal Expense Insurance 
Changing Workforce (demographic research)

Other monthly Trends Papers topics include 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.

Must-attend events and seminars

Fundamental Series: 104 Down to Business with Commercial Property – June 20
The complexities of commercial property insurance are many, and there are very few similarities with residential property insurance. How do you classify commercial property? How is the risk assessed? How are commercial property values established? Learn more. 

Fundamental Series: 105 In Good Company with Commercial Automobile – June 26
Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Join us for this full-day seminar covering everything you'll need to know as a new industry employee, or as someone moving from personal lines to commercial lines. Learn more. 

Xactimate Training (2.5 days) – October 2 - 4
We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This is a 2.5-day program that will give you the ability to effectively use the Xactimate program to assist you to be more efficient in your daily tasks. Learn more.

General Site Review and Scoping Techniques: Summary Class – October 2 - 4
Designed to accompany our 2.5 day Xactimate Training, this half-day seminar will further augment your Xactimate knowledge. Learn more.

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

It's time to renew your membership!

Are you taking advantage of your membership benefits?
We rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us by the industry. In return, we’re able to provide you with many benefits. Learn about the benefits and renew now

Licensing: give yourself the best chance of success on your exam

Are you looking to begin a new career as an insurance Broker or Agent? The Insurance Institute wants to help you succeed.
We offer courses in several formats to suit your needs - including a new online class.

•  Broker (RIBO) Level 1 Licensing
•  Agent (OTL) Licensing

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.

Have you read our research reports and trends papers?

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.

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.  Contact the chapter for further details at hamiltonniagaramail@insuranceinstitute.ca 

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.