Ballad Group

Professional Insurance Careers: Edmonton

This program is available for Alberta residents who are:

  • A Permanent Resident or Citizen of Canada
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Unemployed or Underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week)
  • Collecting Employment Insurance, or have collected in the last 5 years
  • Out of post-secondary or equivalent for at least 1 full calendar year
  • Interested in obtaining a full-time career in Insurance
  • Dedicated to 12 weeks of in-class training to successfully obtain the GLQP1 and LLQP
  • Located in Edmonton and area


An EI eligible client, also known as an insured participant, is defined as per the following:

  1. is an active regular EI claimant, or

  2. had an EI benefit period that ended within the previous 60 months, or

  3. paid sufficient employee premiums to the EI Account in at least 5 of the previous 10 calendar years


If you fit the above requirements and have a desire to provide excellent customer service, have strong communication, math and literacy skills, and have an interest in working in a professional insurance business environment, this program may be for you!

Classes Run

  • 2024 – May and September
  • 2025 – January, April, September
  • 2026 – January and March


The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

Ballad’s Professional Insurance Careers program is thoughtfully designed to meet the evolving needs of the insurance and finance sector. This 16-week program will provide participants with licensing and workplace essential skills to thrive in the dynamic insurance industry.

Program Highlights:

  • Curriculum Overview:
    • Workforce Development Essential Skill Training
      • Career Path Analysis
      • Resume Building
      • Interview Preparation
      • Professional Communication & Advanced Customer Service Skills
      • And much more!
    • Occupational Skills Training and Professional Certifications
      • Alberta Insurance Council Level 1 General Licensing Qualification Program (GLQP1)
      • Life License Qualification (LLQP) 
      • Participants are offered two chances to take the final exams
    • Program Format:
      • 12 weeks in class
      • 4 weeks of case studies and work experience
      • Job Placement


The core elements of the Professional Insurance program are the Occupational Skills Training technical modules and Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) licenses.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates gain access to Ballad’s extensive employer insurance network, receiving job-search support and coaching for three months post-program completion. 

Launch a rewarding career as an:

  • Insurance Agent
  • Broker
  • Claims Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative, and more!


Embark on your journey in the insurance industry with Ballad’s Professional Insurance Careers program and position yourself for success!

Open doors to a wealth of untapped skills

Participate as an employment partner in our Professional Insurance Integrated Training Programs, championing skilled individuals in a 2 to 4 -week work experience placement. Rest easy knowing all participants from Ballads are covered by WCB. Embrace this unique opportunity to pair qualified individuals with your organization’s labor market needs.

If you’re interested in supporting our participants through work experience or job placement, we invite you to reach out today! Your commitment can make a lasting impact on the journey to professional growth and success. Let’s collaborate to create meaningful opportunities for these talented individuals.

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