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.


Make your name stand out

Access to internationally-recognized designations

Give yourself the edge by becoming a Chartered Insurance Professional or Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional. Industry employers look for these designations because they recognize that the knowledge and skills gained while earning these designations bring value to their organizations

Whether you are currently taking courses or not, all members can also take advantage of these 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. 


member bonus

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. 


stay up-to-date

Utilize our industry research

As thought leaders, we conduct and deliver reports on current industry concerns; access our library of trends papers and Emerging Issues Research Series, which so far includes reports on cyber risks and automated vehicles.
The industry also relies on our periodic demographic research reports which track industry recruitment, retention, succession planning, and education and training. 


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

Career mapping

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.


Your membership demonstrates a commitment to your profession and professional alignment with an organization that is recognized as a leader in the industry for education.

It’s for all of these reasons that we thank you for keeping your membership with us in good standing—it’s of great benefit both to you as an insurance professional and to the property and casualty industry in Canada.

If you have yet to renew, log into your profile or contact Member Services.

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