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Considering relocation to Canada in insurance

Considering relocation to Canada in insurance

Old Mar 17th 2019, 12:41 pm
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Hello all,

I am considering relocation to Canada and I wanted to ask this community for some guidance.

Firstly, some background - I am 36 years old and my wife to be is 41. Her son from previous marriage is 19 and currently in a serious relationship with a Canadian national. We are all Polish nationals with an Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK and we own a property here which we intend to keep. We also have fairly decent savings.

In terms of education, I have a BA degree in Business Administration and I am ACII Chartered Insurer qualified. My current job is quite niche and specialist - I am a Life Science Underwriter dealing with Mid-Market/Corporate global insurance programmes including Human Clinical Trials. I understand this is a particularly big area in Toronto area although I’m not restricting myself to any particular region. I understand tha Montreal is out of the picture without being able to speak French. In total, I have over 11 experience in the industry.

I consider myself bilingual (English and Polish) and have Certificate in Advanced English. Am I right in thinking that IELTS is required in Canadian visa applications?

I’m not quite sure which route would be best in our situation but currently I work for a global and specialist insurer (which is also present in Canada), and I’ve approached our Toronto office to see if any such internal transfer is feasible at all. I understand they are looking at business needs as they need to prove they couldn’t fill a role in Canada before considering any foreign applicants. Could anyone comment on this?

I have approached Insurance Institute in Canada for some initial guidance and they confirmed that ACII designation is an equivalent of 4 CIP credits but I’m yet to establish if this automatically puts me as CIP qualified. Again, I’d appreciate if someone could comment if possible?

I haven’t mentioned my fiancee or stepson because the intention would be for them to come and join me in 2-3 years and sort our lives in the U.K. All in all, my profile is the strongest of us all so I wanted to know what chance do I have of ever being able to work and live in Canada.

Thank you in advance for any replies, and I’d appreciate all the advice.

Greg
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