Membership: why do you need it?
You belong to one of Canada’s oldest industry associations.
The Institute was founded in 1899 by a group of major insurance companies—with the common goal to provide a high standard of education options to insurance professionals.
For you, membership means more than a list of benefits: we’re an insurance community of which you are an important part.
The benefits of being part of our association
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.
Give yourself the edge
Quality professional development and networking
Your membership allows us to keep you informed of the latest industry happenings—like the FSCO to FSRA panel discussion, Auto Insurance Reforms and industry trends and predictions. Also, we schedule regular social events for you to gather with your colleagues and make new connections. Click your local chapter to see what's coming up in your area.
Complimentary webinars with RIBO hours
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). These webinars are always well-attended, and many have been full to capacity. Learn more.
enhance your career
New and innovative certificate programs
We're always working on innovative new education options—such as the new Risk Management and Advanced CIP programs. Through your support as a member, we’re able to hire experienced instructional designers who ensure our educational offerings contain quality content and knowledge that are applicable to your real-world situations.
innovative delivery methods
The latest education technologies
Busy insurance professionals appreciate convenient learning formats. That’s why we invest in technology to bring you classes in formats such as real-time and self-paced virtual classes. Other new technology includes our free mobile app, IIC Mobile Learning, and CE OnDemand, a catalogue of one hour self-paced online courses that offer RIBO credits.
get to where you want to go - sooner
Where is your career in insurance leading? Do you know what your options are? You'll benefit from our new mycareer website which provides career maps, education pathways, career exploration tips and assessment tools to help you map where you are, discover where you can take your career and plan for what you want.
You can also reach out to your local chapter manager or a Member Services associate if you need help choosing your next step.
strength in numbers
Members benefit from the CIP Society
If you're a CIP graduate, a whole new world of membership benefits open up for you.
As with any designation-granting institution, your continuation as a member in good standing also signifies a commitment to your profession.