Insurance agents and brokers sell life, automobile, property, health and other types of insurance to individuals, businesses and public institutions. Insurance agents are employed by individual insurance companies or are independent representatives of specific insurance companies. Insurance brokers are employed by brokerage firms, or may work in partnerships or hold sole proprietorship. Supervisors of insurance agents are included in this unit group. (National Occupational Classification)
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The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized education leading to a career as an Insurance Broker. Most employers require applicants to have at least a high school diploma; however, the insurance business is competitive and many agents and brokers have post-secondary education (ALIS). On-the-job training and insurance industry courses, and licensure by provincial governing bodies is also usually required (NOC). Students who wish to complete a degree related to this field may consider the departments and programs listed below.
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Visit U of M's faculty and department homepages to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities. The following faculties offer courses that may be relevant for this profession.
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Information for foreign-trained Insurance Brokers - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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Date modified: May 2, 2018