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Intact Financial Corporation
Intact Financial employees met with Canadian speed skating Olympians at the Bravissimo employee recognition ceremony in Toronto, Ontario

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Intact Financial Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Intact Financial invests in the development of the next generation and manages a 2-year Graduate Leadership Development program for MBA graduates -- the program includes mentoring with senior-level employees and four full-time rotations of 6 to 8 months in each of Intact's core business units
  • Intact Financial is an exceptional corporate citizen, donating more than $3.7 million to charities nationwide in the past year -- the company also supports employee efforts to give back to the community by providing a paid day off to volunteer as part of a three person team, and also matches employee donations to a maximum of $500, matching over $170,000 in the past year
  • Intact Financial helps cultivate an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and encourages them to save for the future through a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan
Intact Financial employees enjoying a family skating day at the Air Canada Centre
Intact Financial employees volunteering with the Environmental Earth Angels
Intact Financial employees opened the Toronto Stock Exchange to commemorate its 10th year as a publicly traded company

Employer Background

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 10,840
Part-time employees in Canada 778
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 48 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility (employees only) subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Queen's Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name 700U Social Committee (est. 2006)
Recent social events summer barbecue, winter speed skating lessons at City Hall, summer family picnic, holiday party
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $3,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Fitness club subsidy $350 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 16 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information maternity leave top-up is 100% for first 2 weeks and followed by 75% top-up for the following 16 weeks of their leave

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance

Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning yes
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, tuition subsidies related to job
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs 2-year Graduate Leadership Development program for MBA graduates, includes mentoring with senior-level employees and four full-time rotations of 6 to 8 months in each of the company's core business units

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 11,704 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported Centraide/United Way, Raising the Roof, Insurance Women's Cancer Crusade
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Intact Financial's charitable focus includes at-risk youth and climate change initiatives.

The Career Directory

Intact Financial Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Intact Financial employees participating in an internal speed mentoring activity

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Full-time employees in Canada 10,840
Part-time employees in Canada 778
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Typical new grad positions Customer Service Agent, Claims Adjuster, Underwriter, HR Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Actuarial Analyst, Office Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Programmer Analyst, Helpdesk Specialist, Accountant, Financial Analyst, Technician, Surety Analyst, Financial Risk Legal Assistant, Legal Counsel Claims Representative, Claims Trainee, Underwriting Assistant, Claims Assistant, Commercial Lines Underwriting Trainee, Program Claims Service Representative, Underwriting Clerk
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks tuition subsidies related to job, health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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