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Joining a new industry is an exciting time and means you can (and should!) take advantage of new opportunities. We want you to step into the world of property and casualty (P&C) insurance confidently, meet the right contacts and understand the impact of emerging trends so you can accelerate the pace of your career. We know you want to stand out in a busy market. That’s why we want to connect you to resources, events and people that will help you achieve your goals.

Upcoming events

July 20, 2021: 1-2.30pm PDT
What Enhanced Care Means for Personal & Commercial Auto Insurance Webinar - IIBC

On May 1, 2021, Enhanced Care came into effect for all British Columbians. This session will provide an overview of the new Enhanced Care coverages from both a personal and commercial lines perspective.

- Why has the B.C. government and ICBC made these changes? Understand the required regulatory changes to support Enhanced Care.
- What has changed for British Columbians who are injured in a crash?
- What to expect in the future for auto insurance

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July 22, 2021: 5-7pm PDT
Virtual Cider Tasting - IIBC

The Vancouver Island Committee along with our Exclusive Sponsor On Side Restoration invite you to join us for our Virtual Cider Tasting!

Experience a taste of Vancouver Island with Sea Cider Farm ciders from your own backyard! Enjoy a selection of cider made from organically grown apples and delivered to your door in time for the live virtual tasting!

The virtual cider tasting experience includes:
- 3 (750ml) bottles of cider shipped to your door
- Virtual tasting guided by Cider Maker
- Networking opportunity in small groups between tastings
- Draw door prize
- 10% discount from Sea Cider Farms for future purchases (code good for 60 days after event)

Registration deadline: July 8

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August 11, 2021: 10am - August 12, 2021: 2.30pm PDT
Symposium West 2021: Elevating the Industry IQ - Ontario

Symposium West is the premier professional development event for insurance professionals, designed for members of the Southwestern, Hamilton/Niagara, and Conestoga Chapters of the Insurance Institute of Ontario. The keynote will be given by acclaimed Singer-Songwriter & CBC Radio Host, Emm Gryner.

Sessions will include:
- Optimizing Technology Utilization to Drive the Industry Into the Future
- Art of Resilience: It's Not What We Face, It's How We Face It
- Social Inflation: The Biggest Emerging Risk You Need to Know About

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Virtual Escape Room

Grab a drink and a device and escape the monotony of virtual work with a fun team building experience that blends collaboration, creativity and a dash of competition.

Escape rooms are a popular game for people looking to use logic and puzzle-solving capabilities to "escape" from some "scary" situations. Usually played in person, you can now take on the challenge virtually wherever you are located!

You can register as a group or as an individual to compete against other Ontario industry personnel in a true ‘battle of the brains’.

September 30, 2021 5:30 - 7pm EST

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Nova Scotia
September 30, 2021 6:30 - 8pm AST

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Latest News

P&C Pride: LGBTQ2S+ Insurance Professionals & Their Allies

We held an incredible discussion recently spotlighting a panel of LGBTQ2S+ industry professionals who shared their thoughts and experiences on topics including inclusion, Pride, career development, allyship, and emerging trends in the sector.

Our guests were:
- Allison Bullock, Claims Adjuster; Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta
- Ann Hildreth, CIP, CRM; Vice President, Technical Risk Underwriting Solutions HSB Canada; Director, Diversity & Inclusion, ORIMS
- Jeff Ince, BA; Vice President, Global Placement; Marsh Canada Ltd.
- Desmond Marryshow, CIP, CRM; Commercial Claims Analyst; AIG Canada

P&C Pride: LGBTQ2S+ Insurance Professionals & Their Allies: 75mins


The Human Element: Critical Skills to Embrace in the Emergence of AI

Watch our recent fireside chat exploring the different ways AI and big data are expected to impact in-demand and workplace critical skills in the insurance industry. The panel guests were: Chloe Lyons, Director, Recruitment, APOLLO Insurance, and Arnab Guha, Senior Manager, Deloitte.

The chat recommendations stem from the Insurance Institute’s latest research report focused on AI & Big data.

The Human Element: Critical Skills to Embrace in the Emergence of AI: 75mins


From Facial Recognition to DNA: Biometrics and the Future of Insurance

Biometrics are unique human characteristics that can identify us such as fingerprints, facial expressions, DNA and more. In this talk, presenter Wemba Opota, Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Solutions Lead, Microsoft Consulting Services, discussed the possibilities new technologies offer the insurance industry, covering the ways biometrics are used today, legal, regulatory and ethical issues, and possible future uses.

From Facial Recognition to DNA: Biometrics and the Future of Insurance: 60mins


Career Insights: All Pros

The Institute's "All Pros" campaign highlights the incredible array of people who study with the Institute. Meet the real people behind the campaign! Discover how they have navigated their own career journeys and what they have undertaken to craft a personal brand that empowers their insurance career and maximizes their potential.


Career Insights: All Pros: 7mins


Get to know the industry

Onboarding buttonOur P&C Onboarding Course is a free one-hour program that provides an introduction to the P&C insurance industry in Canada, reviews the variety of roles and functions within it, and establishes the first steps for career success. It's ideal if you are new to P&C insurance or have recently switched to a new role.

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Delegated Authority - How MGAs Provide Certainty in Challenging Times: 57mins


Career Insights- Personal Branding to Elevate Your Career: 61mins


Unpack the Hack - Cyber Incident Perspectives: 69mins


Mission Critical - Responding to Covid-19: 60mins


Voices of Experience - Leadership in the face of uncertainty: 53mins

Organizations you can join

Young Insurance Professionals of BC
YiP BC is a network of like-minded professionals that serves as a resource within the modern insurance landscape. They seek to drive collaboration and foster support for members who are looking to grow their career.

Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto
YIPT is Toronto’s platform for insurance industry professionals to engage, grow and give back to the community. Initiatives are held throughout the year giving members access to peer-to-peer networking, mentorship programs, and relationship building. YIPT is a non-profit organization with over 1000 members in Ontario.

Canadian Association of Insurance Women
CAIW is a national association of insurance professionals. CAIW focuses on education, networking, and personal development of individuals affiliated with the insurance industry, both directly and indirectly. CAIW provides insurance professionals with a forum to showcase their dedication to the consumer and the industry through programmes such as the Insurance Information Campaign.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries
The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) is the national, bilingual organization and voice of the actuarial profession in Canada. Members are dedicated to providing actuarial services and advice of the highest quality. The Institute holds the duty of the profession to the public above the needs of the profession and its members.

Insurance Technology Association
Provides members with opportunities to collaborate, educate, network, share and use knowledge related to insurance technology. The ITA provides the insurance technology community with a resource solely dedicated to serving this specialized sector of the industry.

The Toronto Insurance Women's Association is a not-for-profit association comprised of members of the insurance industry. Through monthly meetings and social events, the association provides skills and education needed to stay current and successful in the insurance industry.

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