Become a Member of Council

Why Join Council

Not only do Council members ensure there is accountability within the Insurance Council and among insurance intermediaries for adequate public protection, but they also gain valuable experience in this role.

Benefits of council membership include:
  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Gain exposure and insight into how regulatory organizations are run 
  • Build your resume

Role and Duties of a Council Member

Council comprises voting and non-voting members. Individuals are initially appointed as non-voting members by the Minister of Finance and may move into voting roles when vacancies arise. Non-voting members participate in Council's regulatory function by advising staff during investigations, reviewing licence applications, serving on regulatory committees, and providing advice to voting members as required on regulatory matters requiring Council decisions. Non-voting members may also be called upon to testify as expert witnesses at hearings.

Where a voting member is not able to attend a Council meeting, a non-voting member may be invited to participate as a substitute voting member in their place.

Time Commitment

Non-voting members serve on review, hearing and oversight committees, and are encouraged to attend the annual strategic planning session and AGM. Committees typically meet monthly or quarterly.

Meetings take place in-person at 1400 - 745 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC, or virtually.

Term Length

Under the Financial Institutions Act, non-voting members are appointed for terms usually up to three years.

Council Member Qualifications

Individuals with a commitment to the public interest, who will serve the Insurance Council with integrity, honesty and due diligence, and who bring relevant skills and knowledge to the position, are qualified to be considered for a council member position. Previous board experience is an asset but not necessary.

Applicants must be:
  • A Canadian citizen and/or permanent resident of British Columbia, and
  • Proficient in spoken and written English

Non-voting members are selected for their demonstrated interest in serving the public, and if insurance professionals, for their expertise.

Appointment Process

Non-voting member appointments are coordinated by the Province's Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO). Application processing times will vary depending on position vacancies. Send us an email by clicking on the link below filling out the fields to let us know you're interested in becoming a member.

Interest in becoming a member