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Making the Connection

The Career Connections staff and insurance professionals, acting as industry ambassadors, actively participate in nearly 400 career fairs and events hosted at schools, post secondary institutions and communities across the country. Ambassadors are also available to give career talks in the classroom and present careers in insurance as part of panel presentations. And to encourage educators to teach about risk and insurance in the classroom, we engage educators at professional development conferences to showcase our teacher resources. For more information on our busy calendar of activities, see below:

Events for High School Students

Career Connections participates in education and career fairs that are held across the country to help high school students make decisions about their post secondary education and career paths. Career Connections staff and ambassadors also give career talks in classrooms. Check out our Educators section for more information. 
September 22-24th - Ontario Universities Fair, Toronto, ON
October 24-25th - Ontario College Information Fair, Toronto, ON
November 30th - Education and Career Fair - Vancouver, BC
In addition, each year many Grade 9 students participate in  Take Our Kids to Work Day  with their parents or guardians. In partnership with this event, Career Connections helps increase awareness of careers within the insurance industry by coordinating Feed the Minds of Youth events across the country.  Find out more on how you can participate in this free event in your area.

 

Events for Post-Secondary Students

The majority of our events targeted at post-secondary students are within the school year, September to April. Career Connections attends over 40 general and faculty specific career fairs hosted by college and university career centres and others on campuses.
Western Canada 
September 20th - Simon Fraser University Big Fair, Burnaby, BC
September 20th - University of Lethbridge Career Fair, AB
September 20th - University of Saskatchewan Campus Career Expo, Saskatoon, SK
September 25th - University of Regina Careers Day, SK
September 27th - University of Alberta Career Day, Edmonton, AB
October 3rd        - University of Victoria Co-op and Career Fair, BC
October 12th      - Bow Valley College Fall Job Fair, Calgary, AB
October 18th      - University of British Columbia Career Days, Vancouver, BC
November 21st  - SAIT Career Directions, Calgary, AB

Ontario

September 7th   - Centennial College - Professional Association & Employer Event, Toronto, ON
September 14th - Ryerson Careernival, Toronto, ON
September 20th - University of Toronto Career Information Days, Toronto, ON
September 21st - McMaster Career Fair, Hamilton, ON
September 26th - Queen's University Career Fair, Kingston, ON
September 27th - Partnership for Employment Career Fair , Waterloo, ON
September 28th - hirewesternu Career Fair, London, ON
October      3rd   - Lakehead University Fall Career Fair, Thunder Bay, ON
October      12th - Carleton University Fall Career Fair, Ottawa, ON
October      16th - Trent University Graduate & Professional Schools Expo, Peterborough, ON

Eastern Canada

September 15th - Accounting and Finance Career Fair- Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS
September 26th - Halifax Career Fair, NS
September 27th - Memorial University/ CNA Career & Grad School Fair, St. John's, NF
September 28th - University of New Brunswick Fall Career Fair, Fredericton, NB

Insurance Specific Events

Career Connections also hosts and participates in a number of activities that are insurance specific, often involving bringing employers on campus and/or presenting a panel of insurance professionals. As planning is ongoing for these types of events, check back here often for updates and to learn more about our Careers in Insurance events.
September 10th - Careers in Insurance: Industry Presentation, Laurier O-Day, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
September 14th - Careers in Insurance: Industry Presentation & Speed Networking, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS
September 26th - Careers in Insurance: Resumes & Networking 101, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
September 28th - Backpacks to Briefcases, Donald School of Business, Red Deer College, Calgary, AB

October 3rd- Careers in Insurance: Industry Presentation & Speed Netoworking, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, ON

October 19th -Risk Management & Insurance Career Fair, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Contact cconnections@insuranceinstitute.ca for more information or to participate!

Career Changer Events

Career Connections participates in events specifically for career changers and with a community focus over the course of the year. Though our events targeted at Career Changer happen year round, the majority tend to fall in three key period => September - October, January - February and May - June. Check out the event listings below for more information.
Stay tuned for upcoming events!
For more information contact cconnections@insuranceinstitute.ca

 

Teacher Conferences

Career Connections, through our Curriculum Connections stream, works to encourage teachers to teach insurance and risk fundamentals in the classroom and provides easy lesson plans to do so. Each year we attend a series of teacher conferences and give presentations to introduce teachers to our resources.

If you are attending any upcoming teacher conferences, take a look at our Event listings below and stop by and visit us at our booth or attend one of our workshops to learn more about bringing the real world of insurance into the classroom.
October 20 – 21st - PSA Superconference, Vancouver, BC
October 27th - Faith Meets Pedagogy, Toronto, ON
October 29 – 30th - Ontario Cooperative Education Assoc (OCEA), Collingwood, ON
November 5 – 7th - Ontario School Counsellors’ Assoc (OSCA), Toronto, ON
November 16 – 18th - ATA Science Council, Banff, AB
November 20 – 21st - Career Education Society (CES), Richmond, BC