Insurance Agent/Broker



Who is the licensing body responsible for Insurance Agent/Brokers in Alberta?

In Alberta, you must be licensed by the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) to sell insurance.

What are the licensure requirements to work as an Insurance Agent/Broker in Alberta?

In most situations, internationally educated insurance agents/brokers will be required to complete all of the steps that are required for a Canadian applicant. 

NOTE: “Non-residents and persons who were licensed in another jurisdiction within the last year must submit an original, personal non-resident endorsement or other certificate of status, not more than 3 months old, from the appropriate licensing authority in their home jurisdiction, if they wish to be exempted from the examination. If the agent's licensing status can be confirmed on the web site of the licensing authority of the agent's resident jurisdiction, this document will not be required. Non-residents will be licensed at a level equivalent to the one held in their home jurisdiction.” 

For complete information on the licensing process for General Insurance Agents or Insurance Brokers, visit the Alberta Insurance Council’s How to get a license checklist link. 

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

There are no formal English requirements for General Insurance Agents; however, Insurance Agents must have a high level of English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in order to be successful in the profession. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

What supports are available to support internationally educated professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants offers Clear Communications for Business to help you integrate into the Canadian work force. Topics include Active Listening, Assertiveness, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving and Teamwork. Visit the Job Success Groups on the Study Groups page for more information on this service and eligibility criteria.

What information resources are available for Insurance Agents?

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