Great-West Life Assurance Company, The
Great-West Life employees

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Great-West Life Assurance Company, The was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Great-West Life recruits actuarial students for summer co-op opportunities each year, and provides paid time off to study, subsidies to help cover the costs of study materials and exam fees, and opportunities to rotate departments or cities, including London, Toronto and Winnipeg
  • In partnership with the University of Winnipeg, Great-West Life manages a scholarship and work placement program for business administration or economics students -- additionally, the organization recruits second and third year accounting students from the University of Manitoba who are interested in pursuing the CPA designation for 4-month co-op and summer placements
  • Great-West Life manages a unique Portfolio Management Training program to train and develop employees for key portfolio management responsibilities -- the 27-month program includes rotations in equities, fixed income, commercial mortgage and investments and investment accounting, and students with a Bachelor of Commerce and an interest in investment are encouraged to apply
Great-West Life employees exercising in an onsite fitness facility

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, London ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Regina SK
Full-time employees in Canada 10,938
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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