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Insurance and Risk Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

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The Longo Faculty of Business hosted the annual Insurance and Risk Career Fair at the North campus on March 21st, in collaboration with partners including the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC), Career Connections and the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO). Spearheaded by the Work-Integrated Learning Centre team, the event saw remarkable success, facilitated by the efforts of Insurance Management Program Co-ordinator, John McNeil. Through his extensive industry connections, John secured the participation of forty-five employers, with one hundred and thirty representatives from the insurance sector, surpassing the previous year's event.

While the fair primarily catered to students in the Insurance Management – Property and Casualty (P&C) graduate certificate program, it was open to students across various disciplines at the college. This inclusive approach provided an avenue for students to explore career opportunities in the stable and lucrative field of insurance and risk management. Over five hundred and thirty-six learners from diverse programs engaged with representatives from numerous companies, gaining insights into job openings, recruitment processes, and organizational cultures.

Students seized the opportunity to showcase their skills and establish meaningful professional connections with potential employers actively seeking new talent. The fair attracted external participants from external institutions such as Toronto Metropolitan University, Wilfred Laurier University, York University, Seneca College, Conestoga College and more, further enriching the networking experience.

The event proved mutually beneficial, offering students access to a wide range of employment opportunities, including full-time, part-time, and work-integrated learning positions while providing employers with access to skilled and qualified candidates to strengthen their teams.

The Longo Faculty of Business extends its gratitude to the industry partners who participated in the event, including the following in attendance:


  • Acera Insurance Services Ltd.
  • Ai Insurance Organization
  • Allstate
  • ARS/Global Emergency Management
  • Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Berkley Canada
  • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • BFL Canada
  • Brokerlink
  • Brokers Trust Insurance
  • Brown & Brown Canada
  • CAA Club Group (CCG)
  • Chubb Insurance
  • ClaimsPro LP
  • CNA Insurance
  • Connex Insurance
  • Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
  • Desjardins
  • Duuo by Co-operators
  • Ferrari and Associates and Zippo Insurance
  • Gifford Carr Insurance Group
  • Intact Financial Corporation
  • JSP Insurance & Financial Services Inc.
  • Navacord
  • NFP Canada
  • Northbridge Financial Corporation
  • Optimum General Inc (123511)
  • Oracle RMS
  • OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) 
  • PLATFORM Insurance
  • Puroclean
  • RDA insurance 
  • ServiceMaster
  • SGI Canada
  • SurNet Insurance Group Inc.
  • Travelers Canada
  • Trident Insurance Brokers 
  • Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company
  • Unibrokers
  • Well Guard Insurance
  • Western Financial Group
  • Zensurance

Their invaluable presence and engagement contributed to the overall success of the Career Fair, facilitating meaningful connections and opportunities for students and employers alike.

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All State employers posing for a photo at the career fair

Student volunteers helping attendees register for the event at the career fair

Students speaking to employers at various tables during the career fair

BrokerLink Insurance rep smiling for a photo in front of a booth at the career fair

IBAO representatives at the career fair

WIL Centre team

Students speaking to employers at various tables during the career fair

A student speaking to an employer at the career fair