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Find your career in it.

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.
Sept - Dec Virtual Classroom Presentations and Career Fairs
November Feed the Minds of Youth Day
November Chatter High National Competition
February DECA Ontario Provincial Championships
March/April Men and Women as Career Coaches Networking
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 29 University of Alberta Career Fair
September 29 University of Saskatchewan
October 5 – 7 West Coast Virtual Fair

Ontario

September 14    Queen’s Industry Night
September 29    Partnership 4 Employment Career Fair
October 9 - 16       Lazaridis International Case Conference
October 28        Queen’s Diversity Fair
November 18 & 19 Meet McGill

Eastern Canada

September 21     Halifax Universities Fair
September 29     Memorial University & College of North Atlantic Career Fair

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. All times are Eastern.

RCIA Discover Insurance Day
Virtual
October 18 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Careers in Insurance - Virtual Speed Networking
Virtual
October 19 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Careers in Insurance - Coffee Chats
Virtual
October 22 | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

RCIA Insurance Panel
Virtual
November 3 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Voices of Inclusion: Women in Leadership in Insurance
Virtual
November 4 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Careers in Insurance Virtual Industry Day
Virtual
November 5 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

AIG Celebration of Diversity in Insurance
Virtual
November 12 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Careers in Insurance - Practice Interviews & Resume Reviews
Virtual
November 25 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Careers in Insurance - University of Toronto Office Hours
Virtual
December 1 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Careers in Insurance - Practice Interviews & Resume Reviews
Virtual
December 3 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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.
October 26 Insurance 101 Webinar
October 22 Careers in Insurance Virtual Coffee Chats
November 10 Careers in Insurance Virtual Speed Networking
November 24 Careers in Insurance Virtual Industry Day
November 26 Virtual Career Chats
December 10 Virtual Career Chats
December 13 Insurance 101 Webinar

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.

If you are planning any upcoming teacher conferences, and looking for ways to learn more about bringing the real world of insurance into the classroom, please connect with us directly at cconnections@insuranceinstitute.ca to see how we can get involved.