Insurance agents and brokers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6231  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Insurance agents and brokers sell life, automobile, property, health and other types of insurance to individuals, businesses and public institutions. Insurance agents are employed by individual insurance companies or are independent representatives of specific insurance companies. Insurance brokers are employed by brokerage firms, or may work in partnerships or hold sole proprietorship. Supervisors of insurance agents are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Automobile Insurance Agent
  • Automobile Insurance Salesman/woman
  • District Supervisor - Insurance Office
  • Field Agent - Insurance
  • Fire Insurance Agent
  • Fire Insurance Salesman/woman
  • General Insurance Representative
  • Group Insurance Representative
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Agent Supervisor
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Sales Representative
  • Insurance Sales Supervisor
  • Insurance Salesman/woman
  • Life Insurance Agent
  • Life Insurance Representative
  • Life Insurance Salesman/woman
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Sales Representative
  • Insurance Sales Supervisor
  • Insurance Advisor

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for insurance agents and brokers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $41,955
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $37,065
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $40,817
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $39,588
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $40,963
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for insurance agents and brokers.

Sex Median Income
Male $40,470
Female $37,424
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (15 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for insurance agents and brokers.

$31,040.00
Lowest Observed
$78,000.00
Highest Observed
$44,000.00
25th Percentile
$54,669.33
Average
$60,000.00
Median
$60,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for insurance agents and brokers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 60
25 to 34 years 325
35 to 44 years 175
45 to 54 years 170
55 to 64 years 125
65 to 74 years 35
75 years and over 0
Total 905
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for insurance agents and brokers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 245
Part Time 670
Total 915
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for insurance agents and brokers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 330
Female 580
Total 910
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for insurance agents and brokers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 840
Self Employed 65
Total 905
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for insurance agents and brokers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 895
Unemployed 10
Total 905
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for insurance agents and brokers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 225
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 50
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 310
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 305
Total 910
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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