Considering a career in Insurance?
The Insurance industry is a stable, in-demand industry for motivated students and grads who are looking for challenging, rewarding work. Regardless of your degree, there are numerous transferable skills that fit within the Insurance industry. This field also provides students and grads with the opportunity to pursue industry designations, encouraging continuous learning and long-term career growth.
- Results oriented
- Analytical skills
- Attention to detail
- Interpersonal skills
Halie Buac"Insurance is a great industry because there are many opportunities to grow. There's an overwhelming need to get knowledgeable people into roles quickly."
Cannabis, AI, Agriculture and More: Jobs in Insurance You Wish You Had
Insurance. You might think of home, auto, or even other types of personal property! But, there’s a whole lot more to it. In fact, the industry touches a wide array of areas including agriculture, the world of business (e.g. financial institutions), anal...
Congratulations to the 2020 Winners of the Insurance Institute — Career Connections X TalentEgg Virtual Case Competition!
On November 27, 2020, TalentEgg, Career Connections and the Insurance Institute of Canada virtually hosted the final round of the Case Competition where the final five teams competed for the shot at getting the top prize! Post-secondary students and rece...
TalentEgg Talks: Busting Myths about the Insurance Industry with Career Connections
What does a career in the insurance industry look like? Is it all about selling home, car and life insurance? Absolutely not! For our latest TalentEgg Talks we sat down with six insurance industry professionals to bust common myths and misconceptions about...
Congratulations to the Insurance Institute - Career Connections x TalentEgg Pitch Competition Winners!
On May 14th, 2020 TalentEgg, Career Connections, the Insurance Institute of Canada and video interview partner VideoBio virtually hosted the final round of the inaugural Pitch Competition for students and new grads. 10 teams, from some of Canada’s top b...
Networking, Video Interviewing, and Job Hunting in the New Virtual Norm with Career Connections
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many businesses and industries in the past few months and working virtually has become the new normal. For many working professionals this is an adjusting experience, and for students and new grads looking to enter the w...
How This Arts Grad Found His Place In Insurance!
Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you will make, so why not choose a path that offers variety and flexibility? A career in insurance provides opportunities to be involved in a stable and constantly growing industry. Whether you’...
#NotWhatYouThink: 5 Fun Insurance Facts
When you think of embarking on an egg-citing career, insurance may not come to mind, but it should! You may think it’s only about cars, businesses, and homes, but the industry is so much more and offers a variety of roles to start your career. Insurance...
Feature Day in the Life – Naj Mankal
Insurance is an essential part of virtually everything we do in life and business. And, it is at the forefront of game-changing issues like climate change, cybersecurity, AI and analytics, and the sharing economy! We recently had the opportunity to spea...
5 Reasons to Choose a Career in Insurance
Insurance is the third pillar of the financial services sector (standing next to wealth management/investment and banking)... and, while it may be seemingly unknown as a potential career, it impacts virtually everything we do in life and in business. So...
Your Journey To Leadership
belairdirect is well known for its engaging little knight and memorable advertising, but what does it feel to be a part of the belairdirect team? To find out, we’ve interviewed three young employees who are passionate about their careers! A short time a...
A Day in the Life of an Insurance Professional
When you think of insurance, your first thought may be about your vehicle or your home, but the industry is much broader than you think. It touches nearly everything we do in life and business – where we work or go to school, what we eat or drink, when we...
New Grad and Early Career Fair: May 2nd, 2019 – Event Recap
While networking can sometimes feel a little scary or you might be unsure where to start, Career Fairs can be a great way to practice and hone your skills. On May 2, Career Connections hosted a career fair which introduced students and new grads to 17 top...
The Career Search: Making Connections in the Insurance Industry
As a student or new grad, navigating the insurance industry can seem daunting, especially when you have little experience or are unfamiliar with all of the ins and outs of how the industry works. You may have already written your resume, but if you want to...
The Career Search Part II - The Nuts and Bolts and an Insurance Resume
We’re back with practical tips for writing a resume that will help you get noticed by employers in the insurance industry and give you a great chance to be invited for an interview. Equipped with the understanding of the goal of a resume, information on...
The Career Search Part One: The Résumé
No matter what you studied or your experience, the insurance industry is a great place for students and recent graduates to pursue a rewarding career! With over 25,000 professionals expected to retire by 2027, there is a need for talented, creative, and mo...
Your Insurance Industry Questions Answered on TalentEgg Talks Live with Career Connections
ICYMI: On March 20, TalentEgg was live with Trevor Buttrum, Career Connections Program Manager at the Insurance Institute. We answered your questions live on Instagram and Facebook about how you can hatch a rewarding, exciting and stable career in the insu...
Part 2: Workplace Critical Skills You Need to Succeed in Insurance
Welcome to Part 2 of Workplace Critical Skills you need to succeed in Insurance. If you’re just seeing this for the first time, check out part 1 of this mini-series here. To give you a quick recap, we covered what exactly Workplace Critical Skills are and...
Workplace Critical Skills You Need to Succeed in Insurance: A Two-Part Series
When it comes to insurance, the industry is constantly changing and evolving with new technologies, trends, and innovations. Hatching a successful career in this industry means you need to have the flexibility to take on new challenges and adapt to changin...
Feeling Included at Marsh
Working in a large established organization means many things: recognized brand name, seasoned employees and networking opportunities, and an infinite amount of growth possibilities. Marsh is all that and more – a welcoming culture, an abundance of free le...
How Insurance Touches and Impacts Many Industries
When you think of insurance, your first thought may be about your vehicle or your home. But did you know that insurance impacts virtually every other industry in the economy including finance, engineering, and healthcare? Read on for insights from insuranc...
Office Hours with Career Connections: Unexpected Findings about the Insurance Industry
Office Hours is real look behind the scenes for aspiring professionals. Students who are curious, driven and willing to go the egg-stra mile are drawn towards this unique opportunity to ask their industry questions and get honest answers. On November 22, 2...
Social Responsibility & The Insurance Industry
The insurance industry plays a vital role in protecting communities and those who live in them – whether it’s through helping individuals or companies to reduce risk or if it’s to protect against the unexpected. With the amount of risk the industry sees, i...
Tiny Homes And The Insurance Industry
You might be thinking of owning your own home one day, but as a millennial the potential of purchasing a home in the current housing market probably makes it seems like a faraway dream. With affordable housing at an all-time low, many Canadians are turning...
A Rewarding and Diverse Career: A Day in the Life of an Insurance Commercial Underwriter
The insurance industry can offer you growth, stability and the opportunity to always be learning. We had the chance to speak with an Insurance Industry Professional, Bipasha Dhar, a Commercial Underwriter with nearly 10 years of experience in the sector. S...
Hatch Your Career in the Insurance Industry: Tips for Mastering Career Fairs and Your Job Search
The insurance industry is a great place for students and recent grads to pursue an exciting and fulfilling career, whatever their educational background. The representation of young people working in the industry is growing dramatically. In 2017, 38% of t...
Working With Purpose in The Insurance Industry
For many students and grads, their ideal career is not just a job or a paycheck. More and more job seekers are searching for roles that are meaningful, that can provide purpose and fulfillment to their personal and professional lives. Sometimes this purpo...
Cyberbullying: An Online Threat and the Insurance Industry’s Response
A teenage girl, face cast down and shrouded in shadow, stands before her webcam. Framed in the centre with a black-and-white filter, she holds a series of handwritten cards in her hands. “Hello,” reads the first. “I’ve decided to tell you about my never...
A Hidden Gem: Marsh’s Graduate Trainee Program
There's a lot of value to be mined from this exceptional Graduate Trainee Program.
Growth, Challenge, and Recognition: How Insurance Fits Your Career Needs
When it comes to searching for your first career-launching job, it’s no secret that there are certain boxes you’re looking to check before accepting an offer.
Insurtech - The Next Wave of the Fintech Revolution
There’s now a new type of startup that’s attracting a lot of interest from clients and investors alike.
Students and Insurance - How Insurance Intertwines with Student Life
While Insurance may not be on your mind right now, it plays a very important role in keeping our lives safe.
Discover How to Start Your Career in Insurance
On April 25th, we hosted an Office Hours with Career Connections to talk about how students and new grads can start their career in the Insurance industry! Read our conversation, here!
Here's How to Start Your Career in Insurance
On February 23rd, we hosted an Office Hours with Career Connections to chat about how students and new grads can start their career in the Insurance industry!
How a Criminology Grad Found a Fulfilling Career in Insurance
“At the end of the day, your career in Insurance will be whatever you make it to be.”
The Green Rush - How Marijuana Mixes with Insurance
The Insurance industry, especially in a day and age where the legalization of weed in Canada is close at hand, is an extraordinary and challenging place to be.
Five Reasons Why the Insurance Industry is an Exciting Place to Be
Insurance is an industry that’s full of potential and possibility for students and new grads looking to grow personally and professionally.
Discovering Insurance - How James Elmhirst Built His Career as an Underwriter
James Elmhirst, a newly graduated Economics major from Queen’s University, wasn’t having much luck finding a job. So he decided to do something slightly unorthodox.
Office Hours: Learn About The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
During Office Hours, the experts from Career Connections answered career questions students and grads were asking. Missed out on the event? That's okay – we've got the full transcript for you right here!
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Robert Caldwell, Regional Claims Supervisor
Interested in finding out what a career in Insurance looks like? We've teamed up with Career Connections to give you an inside look!
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Karen Jarvis-Adams, Risk Management Specialist
Curious about what an Insurance career is really like? We have the inside scoop!
How To Hatch Your Insurance Career Through Networking
The Insurance industry is a fantastic place for students and grads to start their careers. This dynamic business offers a wide range of career opportunities for young professionals – from Brokering to Underwriting, there’s sure to be a role that suits y...
Want To Advance Your Career In The Insurance Industry? Here’s Some Advice
Egg-cel in Insurance with these tips from industry pros!
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Jason Foroglou, Agency Manager
If you're looking for a lasting career, Insurance is the place to be! Find out how Jason got his start in the industry, and his advice for success-seeking new grads.
Office Hours: Eggs-plore The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
Trevor Buttrum, an eggs-pert from Career Connections, answered all your questions about hatching a career in Insurance. Check out the full transcript here!
Insurance And 3D Printing: How The Industry Adapts To New Technology
The field of Insurance is connected to all sorts of egg-citing new technology. Learn more about 3D printing and its connection to this vast industry!
Average Starting Salaries: Insurance 2016
The Insurance industry offers a lot of career options and amazing starting salaries! Here's what you could earn in an entry-level position.
Operational Roles In Insurance: Which One Is Right For You?
An Insurance career can offer you the chance to specialize in different industries and work with some of the best professionals in the business. We're highlighting 3 egg-ceptional roles – take a look!
Exploring Insurance Careers: Meet Juliana Agriesti, Marketing Representative
Juliana Agriesti started her insurance career for the stability and job security – but she soon discovered that the industry had a lot more to offer her. Read her story!
How An Insurance Career Connects You To Emerging Industry Trends
What if you worked in a field so diverse, you were always connected to the latest trends across multiple industries?
Office Hours: A Q&A With Career Connections On The Insurance Industry
Ready to hatch a career in the insurance industry? Career Connections answered your most pressing questions during our Office Hours event. Missed the chat? We have the full transcript here.
3 Great Reasons Why New Grads Should Pursue An Insurance Career
These professionals offer some amazing insights into the Insurance industry and why it's the perfect place for young professionals to start their careers!
Office Hours: A Look At Career Opportunities In The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
Did you miss our Office Hours event with Career Connections? Don't worry – we have the full transcript for you right here.
Office Hours with Career Connections: Your Prep Guide
If you need some tips for the next Office Hours event with Career Connections, don't worry – we've got you covered!
Building Your LinkedIn Profile For Success In Insurance
Pursuing an insurance career? Take your job hunt to the next level with a professional LinkedIn account – here's how.
Career Start: How to Ace Your Insurance Interview
Learn how to tackle your next insurance interview like a pro!
5 Reasons To Explore A Career In Insurance
Have you considered working in the insurance industry? Here's why you should start.
Your Top Questions: The Insurance Career FAQ
If you have questions about an insurance career, don't fret! We have the answers to your questions here.
Your Personality And The Insurance Role That Suits It
Insurance career roles are very diverse. This guide will help you select the best fit for you!
Office Hours: Insurance Trends And Expert Career Advice With Career Connections
On April 23rd, TalentEgg hosted Office Hours with Career Connections! Office Hours is an hour-long chat with career experts and recruiters for TalentEgg members.
Looking Ahead: Emerging Workforce Trends In The Insurance Industry
According to recent research from the Insurance Institute, the employment landscape for Canadian youth looks promising in insurance!
Office Hours: Find Your Place In Insurance With Career Connections
On November 27th, TalentEgg hosted Office Hours with Career Connections, a career awareness and insurance education program.
5 Common Myths About A Career In Canada's Insurance Industry
An insurance career can offer stability, variety, challenges, rewards, above average potential for advancement and the opportunity for you to take your career where you want to go.
5 Things You Should Know About the Insurance Industry
Before you start a career in any field, it's important to find out all the major details. These five things about insurance can help you get started!
6 Skills For Success In Your Insurance Career
It’s important to know which skills insurance employers are seeking during the application process.
How-To: Use Your Work Experience To Hatch An Insurance Career
Diverse educational backgrounds and professional experience can equip you to work in insurance!
CIP & FCIP Designations: What's The Difference?
If you’re thinking of hatching an Insurance career, it’s important to understand the designation you'll pursue as an insurance professional.
Average Starting Salaries: Insurance 2014 Edition
Before choosing your role it's important to do some research – like checking out salary estimates!
Who To Follow On Twitter: Insurance 2014 Edition
We've put together five of the top insurance influencers to follow on Twitter this year!
Who To Follow On Twitter: Insurance Edition
Seeing what the insurance industry is talking about on Twitter can be a good place to start your exploration of the opportunities in insurance.
Office Hours: Tips On Hatching Your Insurance Career From Career Connections' Industry Experts
Trevor Buttrum from Career Connections, a division of the Insurance Institute, joined us on April 24th for Office Hours to answer questions about hatching a career in insurance.
Calgary BComm Grad Hatched His Insurance Career Through Networking
Mitch Grassi, a University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business graduate, works as a Broker at a property and casualty insurance brokerage.
FAQs About Insurance Careers: Actuary
Actuaries use numbers to evaluate the likelihood of future events and create ways to reduce this likelihood.
FAQs About Insurance Careers: Loss Adjuster
Loss Adjusters are responsible for investigating, negotiating and settling a variety of insurance claims. Learn more about this exciting career!
Alberta Arts Grad Loves Her Career In Insurance Underwriting
University of Alberta BA grad Halie Buac now works as a Junior Commercial Property Underwriter.
Insurance Job Interview Tips: What To Expect, How To Prepare And Follow Up
If you really want to impress an insurance employer in a job interview, it all comes down to one thing: always be prepared.
5 Ways To Choose The Insurance Employer That Is Right For You
Not every insurance employer offers the same experience - especially to young professionals like you.
How To Stay Connected To Other Young Insurance Professionals After Graduation
Staying connected to other insurance professionals is essential to your success in the industry.
How To Write A Resume For Insurance Jobs
When writing your resume, what's your ultimate goal? To get a job? Your resume is just one of many steps you may take toward getting an insurance job.
5 Reasons To Enroll In An Insurance Diploma Program
Investing in insurance-related training and education, whether through a diploma program or designation, is an investment in your career.
A Long-Term Look At 4 Common Insurance Career Paths
The long-term career paths of four popular careers in insurance: sales, underwriting, claims and actuarial.
Office Hours: Learn About Careers In The Insurance Industry With Career Connections
Trevor Buttrum, Program Manager of the Insurance Institute's Career Connections career awareness and insurance education program, joined us for Office Hours on November 28th, 2012 to answer questions about hatching a career in the insurance industry.
The Career Connections Quiz: Find The Insurance Career For You
There are more careers than you think in the insurance industry! Find which one is right for you with the Career Connections quiz.
How To Network Your Way Into The Insurance Industry
A career in insurance is all about building relationships. Learn how to network your way to an insurance job.
Insurance Job Helps Trent Women's Studies Grad Gain Skills And Experience
Madeleine Dinnissen wanted to earn a decent living, try something new and develop her skills, so she became a Specialty Claims Assistant at an insurance company.
Insurance Designation And Certification Programs In Canada
Four of the most popular insurance designations and certifications that will help you build your career in insurance.
Post-Graduate And Continuing Education Options In Insurance
An overview of MBA, MSc and diploma/certificate programs that will help you further your career in the insurance industry.
Average Starting Salaries For Entry Level Insurance Jobs
Think insurance is boring? Check out these starting and long-term salary ranges and think again.
How To Hatch Your Career In Insurance: 6 Tips From An Industry Expert
How to get started in the insurance industry, including tips for networking, applying for jobs and more!
Insurance 101: Introduction To Entry Level Careers In The Insurance Industry
Trevor Buttrum, Career Connections Program Manager at the Insurance Institute, discusses the job opportunities in this booming industry.
5 Common Entry Level Insurance Jobs
Whether you’re interested in eventually working as an underwriter, broker or claims adjuster, there are several different paths you can take to reach your goal.
Average Starting Salaries For New Grads In Financial Services Jobs
Check out this list of 8 common entry-level roles in the Financial Services to find out what the average starting salaries are in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Claims Adjuster Strives To Dispel Misconceptions About Working In Insurance
Melissa McKenzie, a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley, now works as a Claims Adjuster for an insurance company and, as an Ambassador with the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Career Connections Program, she strives to dispel misconceptions about insurance and to showcase that insurance is a part of everything.
Insurance Is Already A Part Of Everything You Do… Why Not Find Your Career In It?
Within the different types of insurance, there are also various roles recent graduates can work in, including broker/agent, loss adjuster and underwriter. Learn about these three roles and how to be successful in them from three people currently working in the insurance industry.
Your interests and your experience may add up to a great career in insurance
Whatever you've learned in school and in life, you'll have the chance to use it in the insurance industry. It’s an industry that reflects the face and the values of Canadian society and has a constant need for talented, creative, motivated people.