Why Sponsor

Over the past 20 years ILScorp has been continuously asked by brokers and insurance companies if there is anything we can do to help attract people to the insurance industry and ensure that the new employees coming in are properly trained and qualified. You’ve told us that now, more than ever, there are problems in staffing your offices and building your labour force for the impending staffing crisis over the next 7-15 years. So, in response to your requests, we launched the Canadian Insurance Scholarship Program in October 2009.
We want to help prepare the industry and take a proactive approach in addressing the recruitment and labour issues we all know are imminent. We figured, “Why wait?”

ILScorp is partnering with other industry companies and brokerages (like yours), in providing an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about the industry and career options, develop the skills and training they need to be successful in a new insurance career, keep them competitive, and fully prepare them as licensed employees in the workplace.

Each year, we hope to award as many as 100 company-sponsored scholarships to Canadians across the country who would like to join us in the insurance industry. Over 8 years, this could mean an additional 800 qualified insurance personnel in the workforce!

Additional benefits of becoming a Sponsor include:

  • Recognition of your sponsorship through our press releases, interviews and updates to industry magazines
  • Gain peer recognition on ILS Insurance Scholarship website , ILSTV.com, ILScorp’s On Track newsletter, www.ilscorp.com website, and more
  • We will also tell each recipient that it was your company who invested in their academic success and provide you with their details so you/your company can contact them direct for any job opportunities
  • Complimentary 1-year Job Board Postings on ILSTV.com (50,000+ viewers) to help you find the right employee for any of your job openings. Post up to 5 jobs a month with us for 1 year at no charge (60 job postings over the year)!

We understand that companies, offices and brokerages are watching their spending, or may have other scholarship-type programs in which they support. This program is different in many ways, including:

  • The Canadian Insurance Scholarship Program is accessible to Canadians who want to join the industry and start working as licensed Level 1 professionals almost immediately. This is not a degree or designation program. In most cases, the Program provides an opportunity for someone to start a new career that may not have otherwise been financially able to do so. This includes new graduates, re-trainers, unemployed wishing to join the work force, single parents and mothers returning to the work place.
  • The Program supports direct recruitment whenever possible. This means that Sponsors can hire their scholarship recipient immediately upon their completion of the Level 1 licensing exam. This is an easy way to have a steady, constant flow of new employees available on your doorstep!
  • Scholarship recipients will have continuing education opportunities to ensure that their training and skill levels meet, if not exceed, new hire expectations from employers. Having educated, knowledgeable employees make our industry stronger and will help bridge the ‘information gap’ in the future.
  • Scholarship recipients are Canadians who want to be in insurance. These are people who have chosen insurance as their career. Have confidence in knowing that these future employees are dedicated and committed to the industry.
  • Scholarships can be sponsored by an individual, group, brokerage, office, company, etc. The program is a great way to leave a legacy, engage in social responsibility, combat the staffing issues and simply to ‘give back’ to an industry that has been so good to many of us.

I hope you will join us in this effort by sponsoring The Canadian Insurance Scholarship Program. The scholarships are the first of their kind in Canada, and a chance to make an immediate difference in the industry.

Here is an example of the impact of a sponsorship.

$500 sponsorship will provide scholarship for 1 recipient
Includes online preparation licensing course (Level 1), provincial exam fee, 1-year access to online continuing education (CE) courses, full administrative support and career guidance resources and information.

Please sponsor online using our secure online services at Be an Insurance Scholarship Sponsor

If you would like more information about the program, please contact us at 1-800-404-2211 or email paula@ilscorp.com .

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