The Business Associate Program is our corporately sponsored accelerated learning initiative, designed for recent university graduates or professionals looking to explore a new career in insurance.

The program runs on a three-year rotational model where Associates are exposed to a wide range of projects and challenges. They gain an in-depth understanding of specialty commercial insurance, while broadening their experience and skill sets.

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Apply for the Business Associate Program

We're proudly part of the Benefact Group – a charity owned, international family of financial services companies that gives all available profits to charity and good causes.

You can apply for the program by visiting the Benefact Group career site.

4 learning streams… for launching your career

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A Rotational Model (Learning by Doing)

The program’s rotational model allows associates to participate in every aspect of our business. Associates learn from, and collaborate with, a diverse group of professionals, including underwriters, risk management and claims specialists, as well as business solutions experts who enable us to leverage cutting edge tools and technologies. Each rotation is designed to help associates gain both technical and leadership skills.

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Full Sponsorship to Professional Accreditation

Business Associates receive full sponsorship to the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Program, offered by the Insurance Institute of Canada. CIP designation is both internationally recognized and a gateway to accelerated career advancement. By supplementing CIP coursework with hands-on experience, our associates acquire an even deeper understanding of the industry and Ecclesiastical’s role as a specialist insurer in the Canadian market. We encourage our associates to complete the course and even provide paid study days so that they will excel!

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“Customer Placement” …and more

Associates are given opportunities to spend time with customers to better understand the unique insurance needs of the organizations we serve. Associates also have opportunities to spend time in our Regional offices to continue to develop their skills and gain an appreciation of our customers and business partners in different parts of the country.

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An International Cohort

Ecclesiastical is proudly part of the Benefact Group, a charity-owned, international family of financial services companies that donate profits to good causes. Ecclesiastical Business Associates are part of a global cohort, with unique opportunities to meet, and connect with, leaders and peers from member companies across the globe.

Featured Business Associates

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“The Business Associate Program is a challenging and exciting way to learn about the many aspects of specialty commercial insurance. I really appreciate everyone's support and camaraderie, from senior leadership to colleagues in every department. I'm very proud that Ecclesiastical is a company recognized for giving back, for helping communities and people in need, something that means a great deal to me. This is a wonderful workplace and I look forward to building my career here.”

— Michelle, Business Associate

As an Ecclesiastical Business Associate, I have been able to take advantage of several opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Working alongside industry leaders and supportive colleagues, I have gained a great deal of knowledge, discovered new skills, and sharpened old ones.  The culture and people at Ecclesiastical have made my experience a very positive one and I find the giving back initiatives and programs both empowering and inspiring.

– Gary, Business Associate

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“The Business Associate Program has allowed me to gain a solid foundational knowledge of commercial specialty insurance while, at the same time, it has connected me with wonderful mentors and colleagues. I've had opportunities to attend seminars, participate in corporate giving initiatives and volunteer events, and engage with the community on a broader scale. This program has given me a jumpstart in the industry and a solid path to career growth.”

— Amanda, Business Associate

Ready to grow in the Insurance Industry?

If you’re a recent university or college graduate who is committed to making a difference in the world, the Ecclesiastical Business Associate Program may be just right for you. Our program is a corporately sponsored, accelerated learning opportunity.

Aligned with our business strategy of “home growing” talent, it combines a hands-on approach to learning that includes a rotational training component and sponsorship to the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Program run by the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Our associates supplement their CIP coursework with practical property and casualty experience while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the insurance industry and Ecclesiastical’s role as a specialist insurer within the Canadian market.

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If you have...

  • A university degree in business or the liberal arts
  • Workforce or volunteer experience
  • An interest in pursuing a career as an insurance professional
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to self-manage and multi-task within a team-based environment
  • Computer skills within such programs as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

… then our Business Associate Program may be the perfect fit for you.

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Ready to build your career with us?

We're proudly part of the Benefact Group – a charity owned, international family of financial services companies that gives all available profits to charity and good causes.

View and apply to all open roles at Ecclesiastical Canada by visiting the Benefact Group career portal.