Newfoundland & Labrador Convocation


Convocation was hosted on Thursday 4 March, 2021. Thank you to all who participated!

Graduates who meet the academic and employment requirements of the program between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 will be invited to attend convocation later this year. Keep your eye on this space for more information on next year's ceremony.

Registration is now closed. Please contact for more information.


Congratulatory Messages

I wish to extend my congratulations to all graduates on the successful completion of your studies and the achievement of your designation. This past year has been a difficult one with significant challenges and major changes in how we conduct our daily lives and indeed our learning processes. Your perseverance in these difficult times is a testament to your dedication to the industry and your profession. As you move ahead, remember education is a lifelong activity and you should continue to seek out available learning opportunities to enhance your career advancement in the industry.

Congratulations on a job well done!!

Atlantic Vice-Chair

Insurance Institute of Canada
Robert Byrne

We now live in unprecedented & challenging times which should make your achievements even more gratifying. Rest assured that you are in an industry that is well positioned to adapt to these types of changes & ensure you a lengthy career. All the hard work & sacrifices made have now paid off & I would like to congratulate you all & wish you all the best in your future careers.

Short & sweet but hopefully meaningful.


Steve McQueen, BBA, CIP
Associate Director, Burns & Wilcox


I wanted to recognize you and congratulate you on the wonderful achievement of obtaining your CIP designation!

This is no small feat, and you dedicated a lot of hard work into successfully obtaining this designation. Well, all your study hours have paid off!! The day you have been waiting for is finally here.

Please take a few minutes this evening to celebrate and truly congratulate yourself on a job well done. 2020 will go down in the books for many reasons due to the pandemic, but I know it will be memorable for you obtaining your CIP as well.

I am so proud of you and the work and commitment you put into your studies. Well done, Stephanie. Congratulations.

Debbie MacRury, FCIP
Atlantic Bodily Injury Claims Supervisor

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the CIP Graduates for their successful completion of the CIP Designation Program. A special mention to one of our own Aon colleagues, Rob Bennett, whose hard work and dedication has certainly paid off. The CIP designation represents a national standard for professionalism, technical expertise and leadership in the P&C sector. All of you should be very proud of your accomplishment. The countless hours, months of preparation, working around family schedules, and COVID-19, did not deter you from reaching the result, SUCCESS! May you all have continued success in all future endeavors. Congratulations on a job well done!

AON, St. John’s, NL


Thank you to our...

Gold Sponsors

Burns and Wilcox

Curtis Dawe Lawyers



Anthony Insurance


Silver Sponsors


Cox & Palmer

CRDN logo

Intact Insurance


Roebothan logo



Bronze Sponsors



Body works



C&M Building Contractors


Champagne Sponsors


Contrast Engineering

Strum consulting

Collison Clinic logo

AON logo

The Co-operators logo

The Carpet Factory



When you successfully complete your final exam in the CIP program, you are automatically eligible to graduate, but a few steps need to happen before you can begin using your CIP designation.

First, we need to ensure you meet the academic and employment requirements of the program, including at least one year of full-time employment in the industry. If we require any additional information from you, you will be notified by email.

Next, the formalities begin! Your name is put forward for election at the next meeting of the Board of Governors. This year, a special election will take place in late November 2020. Students who wrote (and passed!) their final exam in August were eligible to start using the CIP designation on December 1, 2020. Students who completed their CIP courses in December 2020 will be invited to attend convocation as a graduate next year (2022).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization passionate about ongoing professional development and interested in supporting this year’s special convocation event? The Insurance Institute of Newfoundland & Labrador Virtual Convocation provides the perfect opportunity to get in front of a wide audience of industry professionals in celebration of the educational achievements of our newest graduates.

This year, sponsorship opportunities will include recognition on our convocation web page, on social media and during the live virtual event. Please contact for more details.