Insurance agents and brokers sell life, automobile, property, health and other types of insurance to individuals, businesses and public institutions.
To be an insurance agent or broker, you usually need to finish high school, on-the-job training, and insurance industry courses/training programs. You may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll be working.
You may also receive professional recognition by completing educational programs through the Insurance Institute of Canada or its provincial counterpart such as Associate of The Insurance Institute of Canada (A.I.I.C.) or Fellow of The Insurance Institute of Canada (F.I.I.C.).
Completion of educational programs through the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors allows for various levels of professional designation for insurance and financial advisors.
With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager.
Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.