Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals

Become an Insolvency Professional

Looking for a dynamic career in a fast-paced environment? Want to have a positive impact on individuals and businesses? Insolvency and Restructuring is the industry for you.

Helping individuals and businesses solve their debt issues by providing trusted insolvency advice and solutions isn't just a way to make a living, it’s a way to make a difference. Stand out from the crowd and explore multiple rewarding career paths as an insolvency professional through our specialized educational programs.


Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP)

The Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional designation (CIRP) sets the standard as the most highly respected and recognized designation in the insolvency profession. It is also the exclusive pathway to become a Licensed Insolvency Trustee. Get started with the CIRP Qualification Program.

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Insolvency Counsellor

BIA Insolvency Counselors provide insolvency counseling to individual bankrupts and consumer debtors on behalf of Licensed Insolvency Trustees. Take the first step by taking the Practical Course on Insolvency Counselling.

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Insolvency Administrator

Insolvency Administrators support Licensed Insolvency Trustees in administering insolvency estates and files. Obtain the technical knowledge and practical application required to effectively support trustees by taking the Insolvency Administration course.

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Understanding Insolvency: An Overview

Are you looking to learn more about the insolvency and restructuring industry? A great place to start is by taking our Introduction to Insolvency Course.

This course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of key aspects of the insolvency and restructuring process and how insolvency professionals help individual and corporate debtors to address and resolve financial difficulties. 

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Continuing Education

Graduates of our education programs have a professional obligation to maintain, refresh and add to the knowledge and skills they apply to serve the public interest of financially challenged individuals and businesses and their creditors. Learn about upcoming Professional Development (PD) opportunities.

Upcoming PD Opportunities

CAIRP 2024 Forums

Registration is now open for the 2024 CAIRP Insolvency & Restructuring Forums!

Connect with your peers, important business contacts, and take the opportunity to meet with senior leaders, including CAIRP’s Board Chair André Bolduc, CAIRP’s President and CEO, Anne Wettlaufer, and OSB Superintendent Elisabeth Lang.

Don’t miss this chance to invest in your professional growth. We look forward to seeing you!

Insolvency Administrator Associate PD Webinar Series

The IAA Webinar series is now closed.

The IAA Webinar Series is only for those who are Insolvency Administrator Associates. Successful completion of the course and final examination and being employed by a CAIRP member makes you eligible to apply to become a CAIRP Insolvency Administrator Associate. Please sign up here.


2024 ARIL Conference

The 21st Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference took place on Friday, February 2, 2024 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the JW Marriott Parq. Stay tuned for announcements about the 22nd Annual Review of Insolvency Conference.



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