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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.

CIP spring classes now open for registration.

Expand your expertise. Build your brand. Create your career.
Lock in your learning for spring today. Choose your course and format now.

Get on Board with National Education month

February 2018

national education month

This month, we’re celebrating special events and seminars across the country that highlight how the Insurance Institute's programs can help create a successful onboarding experience for new employees. Visit our events and seminars pages to see what we’ve scheduled locally!

Meme Competition - prizes on offer!
Like memes? Now’s your chance to make one! Create and submit a meme that describes the insurance industry, education or professionalism in our industry. Learn more.

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

Must-attend events and seminars

Breakfast - Fireside Chat - February 21
Your chapter has lined up an amazing group of industry professionals for a panel discussion on hot topics.  This event is presented as a part of the Insurance Institute's "National Education Month"  Learn more  

Annual Convocation and Awards Dinner - February 28
Congratulations to our new graduates! The Insurance Institute – Hamilton/Niagara Chapter and the insurance industry celebrate in an evening honouring the hard work and dedication of our newest Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professionals and Risk Management Certificate graduates. Learn more.

Cannabis: Insurance and Risk Management Implications – March 7
As of July 1, 2018, Cannabis possession and consumption will be legal in Canada-immediately impacting all aspects of property and casualty insurance. 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.

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.