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Workers Experience or Witness Homophobic Bullying – What Can You Do?

Workers Experience or Witness Homophobic Bullying – What Can You Do?

Saturday, May 17, marks the International Day Against Homophobia. According to Research from British group Stonewall, nearly one in five lesbian and gay people, almost 350,000 employees in Britain, have experienced bullying from their colleagues because of their sexual orientation. Almost four million people (13 per cent of the British workforce) have witnessed verbal homophobic bullying in the workplace and over one million people have witnessed physical homophobic bullying at work.

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Tips to Stay Safe on The Roads This Long Weekend

Tips to Stay Safe on The Roads This Long Weekend

Whether you’re heading out for a camping trip or visiting family, the B.C. government, police and ICBC are asking you to give yourself plenty of time and focus on the road this long weekend.
Every year over the May long weekend, an average of two people are killed and 490 injured in 1,700 crashes throughout B.C.
Police will be targeting all high-risk driving behaviours this long weekend including failing to yield, speeding, following too closely and ignoring a traffic control device, as part of this month’s high-risk driving campaign. These driving behaviours contribute to almost half (44 per cent) of all police-reported crashes that result in injuries or fatalities on our roads.

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Four New Autoplan Courses Now Included in Your ILScorp General Subscription

Four New Autoplan Courses Now Included in Your ILScorp General Subscription

ILScorp is pleased to announce the launch of four new ICBC Autoplan Essentials courses, now included in your General Insurance subscription at no extra cost.
These courses teach the skills and processes necessary to sell Autoplan Insurance in BC. Courses include:
Autoplan Essentials – Introduction to Autoplan Processing reviews the documents and processes related to Autoplan insurance in British Columbia.

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Comprehensive Estate Planning With Life Insurance Course Now Included in Life Insurance CE Subscription

Comprehensive Estate Planning With Life Insurance Course Now Included in Life Insurance CE Subscription

Have you had a chance to review the new course now available in your subscription to our Life insurance continuing education bundle? We’ve recently added the following new course: Comprehensive Estate Planning with Life Insurance, to the subscription bundle.
Life insurance is not easy to sell and while many try, few succeed in growing healthy, profitable careers.

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Good Luck to Those Writing the CAIB Exam Today. When Will You Write Yours?

Good Luck to Those Writing the CAIB Exam Today. When Will You Write Yours?

ILScorp wishes good luck to all of our CAIB exam prep students who are writing their CAIB exams today. We know that all of your hard work will be worth it!
ILScorp offers online, virtual classroom, and live classroom sessions (with WestCoastTraining) to help insurance professionals prepare for their CAIB 1, 2, 3, & 4 exams.
The next Virtual Classroom session starts May 12 and runs for four weeks. With our current special, you can save $100 on your registration and be ready to write your CAIB exam at your next provincial session.

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ICBC and Police Launch Safe Driving Campaign

ICBC and Police Launch Safe Driving Campaign

High-risk driving, which includes failing to yield, speeding, following too closely and ignoring a traffic control device, contributes to almost half (44 per cent) of all police-reported crashes that result in injuries or fatalities each year in B.C.
The Insurance Corporation of BC and police have launched a month long high-risk driving campaign at an intersection in Vancouver where a mock crash was set-up to show the consequences of underestimating the time it takes to make a left-hand turn safely.

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CAIB Exams are Coming Up – Prep With ILScorp’s Virtual Classroom

CAIB Exams are Coming Up – Prep With ILScorp’s Virtual Classroom

ILScorp is pleased to offer a variety of ways to help you prepare to write the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) exam, online, in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have an internet connection.
Our interactive, online, CAIB Exam Preparation Video courses combine the dynamic instruction of Todd Hochban with the ease and convenience of online learning. Each course contains streaming video, and are divided into easy-to-manage chapters. Each chapter includes 10-20 video clips of the instructor, along with easy to read text. Numerous exercises and mock exams help to reinforce knowledge retention.

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May Brings Changes for CMHC Mortgage Insurance

May Brings Changes for CMHC Mortgage Insurance

Canadian home buyers with small downpayments face a hike in mortgage insurance premiums next week. But market watchers say the increases likely won’t be enough to slow sales in what has lately been a hot housing market in many areas, helped in large part by historically low mortgage rates.

In February, CMHC announced it would hike premiums for default insurance by an average of 15 per cent effective May 1. The increase would hit buyers who have a downpayment of less than 20 per cent. Soon after CMHC served notice of the increase, private sector competitors Genworth Canada and Canada Guaranty matched the increases.

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