Business – Insurance (BIN)




4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma


Seneca Business

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format with some courses available in Seneca's flexible delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements. For courses offered in the flexible delivery format, professors use innovative learning spaces and technology to teach students in a classroom or lab and broadcast in real time to students attending remotely. In flexible courses, students have the choice of coming on campus or learning online.

Learn more about Seneca’s program delivery options.

About the Program

This two-year diploma program prepares you for a dynamic career in the property and casualty (general) insurance industry in Canada. Offered in cooperation with the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC), this program is anchored on the fundamental aspects of both business and insurance and was designed with experts from several national insurance firms. Your learning will focus explicitly on brokerage, underwriting and claims.


Part-time option is available >


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Communications

  • Problem-solving

  • Business ethics  

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Review eligibility requirements for work-integrated learning

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Insurance adviser
  • Insurance broker
  • Client adviser
  • Insurance co-ordinator
  • Asset manager
  • Claims co-ordinator
  • Insurance underwriter

Professional Certification

As a graduate, you will have had the opportunity to earn eight credits toward the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. There is an additional cost to challenge each of the Insurance Institute's exams. Passing these exams is required if you are pursuing the CIP designation.