Here's what you need to know:
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.
How MGAs Provide Certainty in Challenging Times
MGAs play an important and unique role in Canada's P&C industry, with delegated authority at the heart of what makes MGAs different from traditional brokers/agents and insurers. The IIC invited three industry professionals to discuss how delegated authority supports complex risks and specialty lines, and facilitates a smooth running of the marketplace. They also explored the role MGAs play in today's insurance landscape and what we can expect in the future.
Delegated Authority: How MGAs Provide Certainty in Challenging Times: 57mins
Personal Branding to Elevate Your Career
Four industry professionals joined Career Connections manager, Trevor Buttrum to discuss how they created and used their personal brands to advance their careers.
They touched on:
- personal branding
- finding your true self
- ways to creatively promote your brand
If you didn't make it on the day you can watch a recording of the event:
Career Insights: Personal Branding to Elevate Your Career: 61mins
Get to know the industry
Our 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.
Start your onboarding
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.