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Insurance Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in the Insurance Industry

Insurance programs at Ontario colleges open many career opportunities in the field, whether you wish to work independently or as part of an insurance company or brokerage, and whether you choose to play an administrative role or become a practicing insurance agent.

If you’re interested in a career in the insurance field, here’s what you need to know. More

Insurance Courses

One-year certificate programs teaching technical practices and customer service in the insurance industry give students the communication, problem-solving and administrative skills necessary to act as an intermediary between insurance companies and clients.

Two-year business insurance programs are structured to satisfy general insurance industry training requirements so graduates can practice in the field. Classes will focus on three areas:

  • Insurance-Related Courses. Classes such as insurance claims, brokerage, underwriting, insurance principles and more will give students industry-specific knowledge.
  • Business Courses. Accounting, finance, law and marketing courses will give students the business skills they need to work in an insurance agency or brokerage.
  • Personal Development Courses. Students will also be taught organizational, critical thinking and communication skills to prepare them for work with a diverse clientele.

Business insurance programs offer essential credits for the Chartered Insurance Professional certificate through the Insurance Institute of Canada and toward RIBO licensing through the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada.

General Insurance Program Requirements

Insurance programs at Ontario colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a grade 12 English credit. Business insurance programs will require a senior mathematics credit.

Note: If you have already completed an insurance certificate program, you may find you qualify for special admissions in the business insurance program. Check each program’s admission requirements carefully.

Insurance Jobs and Salaries

Careers in the insurance industry before certification include (but are not limited to):

  • Insurance underwriting
  • Risk management consulting
  • General work in a brokerage service

Graduates of insurance programs have an average starting salary of around $35,000 per year, which will grow with experience. Licensed professionals, such as insurance brokers or agents, claims examiners, underwriters and insurance adjusters, could see salaries between $40,000 and $60,000 per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Insurance Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of insurance programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2018 - May Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON MARCH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Feb Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON MARCH OPEN Full Time 2018 - Feb Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Insurance SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Business - Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BIN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customer Service Fundamentals - Insurance FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Customer Service Fundamentals - Insurance


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: CSI1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: INSR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 318
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 368
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 318
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 368
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 318
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Insurance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 368
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance - Property/Casualty (Co-Op) CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Insurance - Property/Casualty (Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 2 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0722C
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Insurance and Risk Management FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Insurance and Risk Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: IRM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

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