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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

Leadership in Action in the P&C Insurance Industry

Thursday, October 28, 2021 1 - 2pm EDT

The CIP Society National Leadership Awards celebrate achievement across Canada's p&c insurance industry. This year’s Established Leaders have been recognized by their peers for their contributions and impact in their organizations, in the industry and in their communities.

Now is your chance to meet Glenda Ouellette, BA, MBA, FCIP of HUB International and Lynn Whitehead, CIP, ACIP, CRM of TD Insurance and discover how they have navigated their own career journeys.

Join us for this engaging and inspiring session to hear Glenda and Lynn talk about how leadership, mentoring and networking have shaped the course of their careers. Learn what you can do to leverage these areas to make the most of your own journey in the p&c industry.

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Voices of Inclusion Series - Leadership and Careers in Insurance

Thursday, November 4, 2021 1 - 4:30pm EDT

In the spirit of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Career Connections will be hosting a session that will include a panel discussion, coffee chats, and compelling conversations for students who identify as a member of an equity seeking group (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour (BIPOC), Woman in Leadership (WIL), the Pride Community (LGBTQ2+), or a Person with a Disability). The first of the series in November is focused on Women in Insurance. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about a particular role, examine emerging trends, get up close and personal with industry leaders, explore how you can get your start in insurance, and build a meaningful professional connection with an ally within the insurance industry.

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"ADORABLE Chocolat" Tasting Event

Thuesday, November 9

We are excited to present our "Adorable Chocolat" Tasting Event! Join us for an evening filled with prizes to win, special guests, and of course, CHOCOLATE!

Like a wine sommelier, you will consider the following attributes of different types of chocolate:
-The appearance
- The texture
- The sound when you bite into it
- The smell, ie chocolate can have up to 400 different aromas. Which ones can you detect?

Prior to the event a package will be delivered directly to your home. It will contain:
- A box of SIX chocolates personally chosen by chocolatier Frédéric Desclos
- A specialty package
- We'll also add a bit of Christmas; be ready to receive a box filled with surprises

Attend the event in your local area:

Nova Scotia - 7pm Atlantic

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Manitoba - 5pm CST

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Newfoundland & Labrador Inc. - 7:30 - 9:30pm

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Prince Edward Island - 7pm Atlantic

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Quebec - 6pm QC

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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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