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The Canadian Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (CAILBA) is a national industry association that works alongside our members to stay abreast of change and effectively implement compliance and regulatory updates.

The Canadian Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (CAILBA) has been organized by agencies who understand that some things which must be done to protect and improve the place of life brokerage agencies in the socio-economic system, must be done collectively.

The Canadian Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (CAILBA) will include, as its members, a majority of the country’s life and health insurance brokerage agencies. Its mandate will be to lobby provincial and federal legislative issues affecting the industry, and establish uniform standards within the industry for efficient information processing. It will also provide an effective forum for networking and relationship building among members, insurance companies and industry vendors.
  • Single voice for MGAs across Canada
  • Current event updates and industry developments
  • A Platform for inquiries and timely expert responses
  • Use of informational materials and the Compliance Toolbox
As a CAILBA member, you will be directly involved in shaping important issues to keep the MGA community strong and united in the face of industry changes. CAILBA gives you the invaluable opportunity to network with over 70 member companies through CAILBA’s seminars and speak face-to-face to members and industry experts at the annual CAILBA meeting.

  • To foster and expand the responsible and effective distribution of life and health insurance and related financial services for the benefit of the brokers, agents, companies and consumers that are serviced by agencies;
  • To increase the knowledge of members regarding the lawful, efficient and profitable applications of technology and systems for agency management;
  • To promote practices, regulations, and legislation in the best interest of life brokerage agencies, producing agents and to better serve consumers;
  • To provide a legally constituted medium through which members may deal with common concerns and co-ordinate their collective efforts;
  • To work with other organizations in the interest of the insurance industry.

MGA MEMBERSHIP

  • An established licensed life brokerage agency selling life and health insurance, primarily through life insurance agents or brokers. This membership includes Independent MGAs and Corporate MGAs.

INDUSTRY SUPPLIER MEMBERSHIP

  • A Life Insurance Company or Supplier to the industry shall be eligible for Industry Supplier membership. Industry Solutions Provider

 INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS PROVIDER MEMBERSHIP

  • All Industry Stakeholders that provide services to the industry shall be eligible to apply for membership as an  Industry Solutions Provider

 INDUSTRY AFFILIATE

  • Recognized as an industry non-profit/association or regulatory body. Or, an affiliate Financial Institution to an existing Carrier Member, or Financial Institution offering other products or services to MGA’s
All MGA firms operating in Canada

Industry Suppliers across Canada

Solution Providers and Industry Stakeholders

Membership Category Membership Fee
MGA $2,500
Industry Solutions Provider $3,125
Industry Supplier $3,125
  • Membership applications must be submitted electronically to the CAILBA Office.
  • The acceptance of any individual as a member in any category is subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors of the Association.
  • Approval within 5 to 10 business days after membership application is submitted.
  • After Board approval is bestowed, appropriate membership fee must be submitted to the CAILBA office electronically or via cheques prior to admission to CAILBA membership.
  • Membership is per company, so you may register as many employee representatives as you like once your membership application has been approved.
  • Application fees will be pro-rated.
  • All cheques made payable to CAILBA.
  • Send cheques to: CAILBA,  105 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6.
Visit: http://cailba.com/members/signup
For more information about joining CAILBA, please contact CAILBA Executive Director Clementine Peacock at 647-472-9476 or contact us.

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