Insights & Research

As the premier provider of education to the p&c insurance industry, part of our role is to provide members and organizations with information required to make important business decisions. With this in mind, we periodically conduct and deliver research reports and trends papers on topical industry issues.

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Explore the future of Risk Management in Insurance

The Insurance Institute has released its latest publication in the Emerging Issues research report series, Managing Risk: Implications for the Insurance Industry in Canada. It delves into topical issues such as: flood and fire claims in a changing climate, the rise of cyber attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Risks and opportunities, adoption and acceptance

The Institute's latest research report, AI and Big Data: Implications for the Insurance Industry in Canada, provides an important analysis of the challenges presented by machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics. Find out what the industry must do to ensure successful adoption and acceptance of new systems and technologies. 

Climate Risks Report

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The Institute's 2020 research report, Climate Risks: Implications for the Insurance Industry in Canada, looks at the risks presented by extreme weather and climate change, and explores actions required by the industry to address them over the next 10 years and beyond.



Talent and Technology are Driving Change

To better understand the implications of talent and technology on the industry's workforce, the Insurance Institute contracted the Conference Board of Canada for the 2017/18 Demographic Research and the 2018 Emerging Issues Research Report. Together, the two research reports provide a full perspective on the talent management opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our industry. Find out more. 


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The Insurance Institute is proud to publish Sharing Economy: Implications for the Insurance Industry in Canada. This is a topic that is expected to ultimately bring extensive changes to the industry. Much preparation is needed, and the report recommends the industry start now




Education and professional development are at the core of the p&c insurance industry. But what value does this commitment bring to employers, employees and the general public? To answer this question, the Insurance Institute commissioned the Conference Board of Canada to specifically look at the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Find out why the industry continues to strongly support the CIP designation and the importance of obtaining a CIP to further your insurance career.