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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. 
October 18 CEC Career Pathways - Guelph, ON
October 23-24 Ontario College Information Fair  - Toronto, ON 
December 7 Education & Career Fair - Toronto, 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 
September 19 University of Lethbridge Career Fair
September 24 University of Regina Career Days
September 26 Simon Fraser University Big Fair Burnaby
September 26 University of Alberta Career Days
October 2 University of Victoria Co-Op and Career Fair
October 17 University of British Columbia Career Days


September 13 Ryerson Careernival
September20 University of Toronto Career Days
September 20 McMaster University’s Fall Career Fair
September 26 Partnership for Employment Career Fair
October 2 University of Western Ontario Career Fair
October 12 Carleton University Fall Career Fair
October 23 The Link: Steer Your Career Fair (Laurier)

Eastern Canada

September 25 Halifax Career Fair
September 26 Memorial University/ CNA Career and Graduate School 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 isongoing for these types of events, check back here often for updates and to learn more about our Careers in Insurance events.
Finance and Insurance Industry Career Night
Smith School of Business - Queen's University
September 11th | 5:00 - 6:30pm
Accounting & Finance Career Fair
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
September 14th | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Careers in Insurance – Industry Mixer
MacEwan University
September 26th | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Backpacks to Briefcases – Networking Reception
Donald School of Business - Red Deer College
September 27th | 12:00 - 1:30pm
Careers in Insurance - Networking 101 
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary 
October 2nd | 12:00 - 1:30pm  

Careers in Insurance – Industry Presentation
Bow Valley College (Calgary)
October 3rd | 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Careers in Insurance - Resumes 101
Mohawk College (Hamilton)
October 11th | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Careers in Insurance - Resumes & Networking 101
October 17th | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - RMIN Career Fair
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
October 18th | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - Resumes 101 Webinar
Fanshawe College
October 23rd | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - Resumes 101
Humber College
October 23rd | 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Careers in Insurance - 1:1 Resume Reviews & Networking 101
Fanshawe College
November 6th | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - Industry Presentation & Panel Conversation
University of Waterloo
November 8th | 2:30 - 4 30 pm
Lazaridis Networking Gala - Insurance Corner
November 8th | 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Careers in Insurance - 1:1 Resume Reviews & Mock Interviews
November 15th | 9:00 am -  4:00 pm

Networking Day - Careers in Insurance Corner
Queen's Smith School of Business (Toronto)
November 16th | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Careers in Insurance - Industry Presentation & Speed Networking
U of T - Rotman Commerce
November 21st | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Careers in Insurance - Industry Presentation & Speed Networking
York - Schulich
November 27th | 5:30 - 7:00 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 1 Canadian Immigrant Career and Settlement Fair -  Edmonton, AB
October 3 Canadian Immigrant Career and Settlement Fair -  Calgary, AB
November 8 Careers in Insurance: Industry 101 & Networking Fair - Kitchener, ON
November 13 Canadian Immigrant Career and Settlement Fair -  Vancouver, BC

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.
November 4-6th - OSCA ( Ontario School Counsellors’ Association )