Your interests and your experience may add up to a great career in insurance


This editorial feature is sponsored by Career Connections, a division of the Insurance Institute.

What are you looking for in a career? Earning potential? Security? Having the chance to face a new and different challenge every day?

Whatever you’ve learned in school and in life, you’ll have the chance to use it in the insurance industry.

It’s hard to imagine a career choice where you’ll have the opportunity to use more of your skills than insurance. Why? Because insurance is already a part of everything you do.

It protects homes, jobs, cars, property and the continuity of lives. And because insurance is all around us, the industry has a wide variety of careers to match your education and amazing flexibility to change directions along the way.

There are more than 110,000 Canadians working in the property and casualty insurance sector. It’s an industry that reflects the face and the values of Canadian society and has a constant need for talented, creative, motivated people.

Are you a people person?

Brokers work with clients to create a strategy to protect their assets.

Gifted at math?

You could thrive as an actuary.

Good at listening?

As a claims professional, you’ll help people who are coping with an accident, fire or theft.

Strategic thinker?

You could work as an underwriter and develop the products that keep people protected from unforeseen loss.

As your career in insurance progresses, every day can present interesting new opportunities, new challenges, and the flexibility to pursue new goals.

You may be surprised to find that insurance isn’t what you think. It’s a whole lot more.


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About the author

Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.