Insurance is already part of everything you do.

Find your career in it.

Interested in joining our team of industry ambassadors? Here's how:

Career Connections' ambassador program is a great way to give back to the industry and your community by volunteering your time and sharing your knowledge and experience with students and career seekers. Below you'll find a bit more information about what's involved in becoming an ambassador!


What are the criteria for an Ambassador?

  • Committed to industry professional development
  • Committed to life-long learning
  • Currently employed by a property and casualty insurance organization
  • Speaks with confidence and integrity
  • Comfortable with public speaking and conducting presentations to all audience levels


What type of training does an Ambassador receive to be part of the program?

Ambassadors participate in a training program which emphasizes the importance of interactive communication with young adults and career seekers. Training consists of a one-hour introductory webinar about Career Connections AND a four-hour in-class training session.

Trainings happen in September/October and January/February. Please confirm with Career Connections regarding a training in your region.

All ambassadors are supplied with a number of tools to assist them with their participation within the program, including multi-media materials and interactive activities to engage their different audiences at different career events.


What are the time commitments of an Ambassador?

Anticipated minimum commitment of Ambassadors is approximately 15 - 25 hours in within the 10-month school year from September to June. This would include:
  • Participation in a mandatory training session at 4 hours (1 time only, when you first join program) 
  • Attending Back2School launch event in September
  • Participation in 2 – 4 classroom presentations at 2 – 4 hours per visit
  • Participation in 1 – 2 career events at 2 – 4 hours per visit (or a combination)
  • Participation in meetings at 1 - 2 hours per meeting (including semi-annual meetings held by Career Connections)
  • Attend an end-of-school-year event to celebrate your participation in the program in June


Why does the Insurance Institute have this type of program as part of the Career Connections Program?

As the education arm for the insurance industry, the Insurance Institute is committed to ensuring that the industry has the quantity and quality of professionals it needs to grow in the future. Career Connections is a multi-layered strategy to raise awareness with as many potential candidates as possible. Through the ambassador program, we are endeavouring to put a positive face on the industry and to encourage career-minded youth to consider a career path that includes insurance as a possible option.


How does this program benefit me? My organization? The property & casualty insurance industry?

You Benefit: You will have the opportunity to share your own unique story and to mentor future recruits. You'll network with other professionals. You'll receive a comprehensive training kit and training session plus ongoing support from Career Connections. And ultimately, you'll have the chance to give back to the community.
Your Organization Benefits: Your organization will be represented in hundreds of classrooms across Canada. Young consumers and future recruits will build an understanding of your organization and be able to put a face to the brand. Working with Career Connections will also open up further professional development and networking opportunities for your employees.
P & C Insurance Industry Benefits: The Career Connections program allows the industry to respond to myths and misconceptions. It helps to develop a pool of interested recruits to choose from in the next few years. The program can also encourage students to choose business insurance programs at various colleges/universities throughout Canada.

Is there material or information for my employer, team leader, or supervisor?

Yes, we provide letters that explain the program and an Ambassador's role to your employer or supervisor.

Become an Ambassador Today!

 

Upcoming Ambassador Training

Training Sessions 

Wednesday, July 25th 12pm -1pm EST
Thursday, July 26th 12pm-1pm EST
Tuesday, July 31st 1pm-2pm EST
To sign up contact:
cconnections@insuranceinstitute.ca