Insurance Agents

(NOC 6231)
+16.62%
 

Requirement

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.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma
Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma
Bachelor

Useful Experience/Skills

Communication skills
Selling
Researching
Networking

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Math
Business
English
Computer-related courses
A second language

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Insurance Management Post-diploma; Online
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration Diploma: Insurance and Risk Management Diploma; Online; University Transfer
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Insurance Diploma; Co-op
Business - Insurance Diploma
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Modified on May 15, 2012