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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. 
February 7 - 9 DECA Ontario Provincial Championships - Toronto, ON
March 11 - 13 Rotary Career Symposium - Winnipeg, MB
March 21 Women as Career Coaches Networking Dinner - Burlington, ON
April 25 Men as Career Coaches Networking Dinner - Burlington, ON
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 
January 15 University of Manitoba Career Fair - Winnipeg, MB
January 17 University of Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB
January 23 Winter Career Fair | University of Calgary - Calgary, AB
February 6 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Career Fair - Moose Jaw, SK
February 26 Career Directions | SAIT - Calgary, AB
March 6 Mount Royal U Career & Recruitment Fair - Calgary, AB
March 6 Northworks  Career air | UNBC - Prince George, BC


January 18 - 19 The Link: Networking Brunch | Laurier - Waterloo, ON
January 19 DECA U Provincial Championships - Toronto, ON
January 23 St. Clair - U Windsor Career Fair - Windsor, ON
January 29 The Link: Steers Your Career | Laurier - Waterloo, ON
February 5 Connect to Careers Job Fair - Hamilton, ON
February 5 Durham College Job Fair  - Oshawa, ON
February 6 Grad Send-Of | Brock University - St. Catharaines, ON
February 12 Career & Summer Job Fair | Trent U - Peterborough, ON
February 12 Career Networking Fair | Algonquin College - Ottawa, ON
February 13 Carleton University Net Night - Ottawa, ON
March 7 Graduating Students & Alumni Fair | Ottawa U - Ottawa, ON

Eastern Canada
TBD NBCC Career Fair | Moncton, NB
May 1 Dalhousie University Toronto Corporate Tour - Halifax, NS

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 isongoing for these types of events, check back here often for updates and to learn more about our Careers in Insurance events.
Careers in Insurance - OIAA Job Fair
Toronto, ON
January 23 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Careers in Insurance - Practice Interviews
University of Calgary
January 28 - 29 - | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Master of Finance Corporate Networking Evening

Queen's University (Toronto, ON)
January 29 | 5:30- 7:30 pm
Insurance Career Day
Humber College (Toronto, ON)
January 30 | 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Careers in Insurance – Networking Fair
Humber College (Toronto, ON)
February 5 | 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Careers in Insurance - Meet & Greet
BCIT (Vancouver, BC)
February 6 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - Industry Night
Seneca College (Toronto, ON)
February 11 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Careers in Insurance –Office Hours
February 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - Industry Overview & Mock Interviews
Dalhousie University Toronto Corporate Tour
May 1 | 11:30 - 3:00 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.
February 20 Careers in Insurance: Webinar | ACCESS Employment - National
March 21 Global Skills Conference - Kitchener, ON
March 21 - 22 IEP Conference : Employer Showcase - Toronto, ON
April 24 Excellence in Financial Services Bridging Program (Seneca College) - Toronto, ON

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.
May 2 - 3 OBEA (Ontario Business Educators Association) Conference - Toronto, ON