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What younger job candidates want from P&C insurance jobs

January 18, 2024 by Steve Whitelaw, Applied Systems Canada

Canada’s P&C insurance industry needs to adapt in three key areas to better recruit and retain prospects among Millennials and Gen Z. First, it should teach recruits tech skills specific to the P&C industry. Second, it should use digital technology

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How to recruit underwriters when job candidates get multiple offers

November 30, 2023 by Alyssa Di Sabatino

Competition for available qualified underwriting talent is fierce. “We’ve got candidates in the mix that will often have two or three offers in hand,” said Stefan Rolfe, associate director of insurance at Impact Recruitment. “And they can often bounce one

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Why insurance has proved a rewarding career for one emerging leader

November 21, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

According to Ngawang (Noah) Choedon, everyone has a responsibility to give back. It’s why she takes every opportunity to help develop the new generation of P&C entrants.  It’s also why she was recognized with the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Emerging

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Business owners lack cyber insurance knowledge: survey

November 9, 2023 by David Gambrill

One out of every five Canadian businesses surveyed said they don’t know enough about cyber insurance, suggesting an open window for brokers and insurers to provide educational support, a new cyber survey from Travelers Canada suggests. “I think what the

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Insurance Institute names new board leader

October 24, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Valérie Lavoie is now head of the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC)’s board of governors. The Insurance Institute is the educational arm of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. IIC is charged with setting professional standards for the industry

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What’s on Dec? | Episode 8 | P&C demographics

October 17, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Institute of Canada’s latest demographics research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of the P&C insurance industry’s workforce. Listen as Brad Neal, the Institute’s vice president of business development and strategic partnerships, dives deep into the 2022-23

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How brokers can cash in on a $900-billion cyber opportunity

October 12, 2023 by David Gambrill

With the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) citing a $900-billion cyber insurance protection gap, Canadian brokers are seeing a huge growth opportunity in cyber, with some predicting cyber insureds will ultimately overtake the proportion of those covered by property

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Why RIBO is updating its entry level broker exam

October 6, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) is enhancing the standards for becoming a licensed insurance broker in Ontario by making changes to its entry-level exam. The move is part of the regulator’s ongoing efforts to ensure new brokers better understand

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Mandatory security awareness training among changes since arrest of employee: RCMP

October 2, 2023 by Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The RCMP says it has introduced mandatory security awareness training for employees, one of several changes prompted by the 2019 arrest of a senior civilian member for allegedly leaking classified information. The Mounties say they have also made

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Why you might need a diversity, equity and inclusion partner

September 28, 2023 by Alyssa Di Sabatino

Need some help with your brokerage’s efforts to develop a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace? Consider partnering with another organization to create recruiting or other interim partnerships, suggested Craig Pinnock, chief financial officer of Northbridge Financial Corporation. “These are the

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Humber, IBAO build new talent pipeline for commercial brokers

September 22, 2023 by David Gambrill

Humber College and Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) have teamed up to launch a new program to attract and train prospective commercial insurance brokers. Scheduled to start Oct. 1, Humber’s new Commercial Account Manager (CAM) program was established to

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What the industry should do to get more P&C recruits

September 22, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

As the P&C workforce ages out of the industry and recruits leave for prospects in other sectors, the industry must better highlight the benefits that come with an insurance career.  What exactly are those benefits? Compensation, professional development through financial