Ballad Group

Professional Insurance Careers: Calgary

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 the Calgary 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 start in September, January, and April

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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 essential skills in licensing and the workplace to thrive in the dynamic insurance industry.

Program Highlights

Curriculum Overview

  • Focus on General and Life License and Behavioural Selling
  • Soft skills development modules cover career path analysis, resume building, interview preparation, and networking strategies.


Professional Certifications

  • Attainment of General Licensing Qualification (GLQP 1) and a Life License Qualification (LLQP) to work in the insurance industry.
  • Participants are offered two chances to take the final exams, offering a second opportunity if needed.


Program Format

  • 14 weeks in class + 2 weeks of Case Studies = 16 weeks total.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates gain access to Ballad’s extensive employer 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!

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Participate as an Employment Partner in our Integrated Training Programs in Edmonton or Calgary. As an employment partner, you can provide valuable work experience, recruit from our graduate pool, provide guest lectures or facility tours. Here are a few ways you can get involved: 

  • Work Experience: The practicum is an optional part of the course where employers have the opportunity to employ a participant for up to 2-4 weeks probationary period with pre-arranged WCB coverage from Ballad at no cost to the employer. When the practicum is completed the employer has the option to extend an offer of employment at their discretion. 

  • Recruitment: Employer partners get the first opportunity to recruit certified and talented graduates. 

  • Guest Lecturer or Facility Tours: Grow your brand by inspiring and interacting with participants by sharing your industry knowledge, industry insights and career opportunities. Showcase your facilities and operations by providing engaging facility tours. 

If you’re interested in supporting our participants 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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