Intact Financial Corporation
Intact Financial employees

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Intact Financial Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • Intact Financial's "Intact 700U Social Committee" organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including an evening holiday party at Christmas, a family skating day at the Air Canada Centre (with a former Toronto Maple Leaf), and the unique "Ontrack Summer's Back" program, featuring special treat deliveries, games, prizes and barbecues throughout the summer
  • Intact Financial provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for its new parents (up to 18 weeks for new moms) and offers the convenience of onsite daycare at its head office through a third-party provider
  • Intact Financial rewards employees through year-end bonuses and helps cultivate an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees -- the company also helps employees plan for the future with defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans
Intact Financial employees   (Photo credit: Michael Dubrule)

Employer Background

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Established in Canada 1809
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Anjou QC, Dartmouth NS, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, London ON, Ajax ON, Edmonton AB, Saint-Hyacinthe QC, Winnipeg MB, Mississauga ON, Québec QC, St. John's NL, Saint John NB, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 11,750
Part-time employees in Canada 868
Full-time employees worldwide 11,751
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.3%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 48 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features occupying 10 floors of a 19-storey building, the downtown location offers convenient access to shops, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as many of the city's downtown attractions, workplace features ergonomic assessments, weekly onsite massage therapy visits (available for a fee), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television (often used for major sporting events), lounge can be booked for team celebrations and is also utilized for regular craft sales as well as a farmer's market twice a year
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, room for stretching and yoga, lockers, water cooler and television
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Queen's Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Intact 700U Social Committee (est. 2006)
Recent social events evening holiday party at Christmas (hosted offsite), family skating day at the Air Canada Centre (possibly with a former Toronto Maple Leaf), summer family barbecue, and the unique "Ontrack Summer's Back" program which features special treat deliveries, games, prizes and regular barbecues throughout the summer
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media
Other in-house communications new Executive Roundtable between employees and senior executives, monthly CEO blog

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

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 yes
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) 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, home computer discounts, car rental and mobile phone discounts, Canada Savings Bonds purchase program

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

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)
Other health plan information health spending account (amount varies with flex dollars available), fitness club subsidy (may also be used for sports team fees), retirees may opt to participate in the health plan without company contributions to premiums
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 16 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 6 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 onsite daycare at the company's Toronto office (with 86 spaces) is managed by third-party provider with priority given to tenants of the building

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 7 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
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), annual Awards Dinner and Leadership Conference for selected project teams
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 B+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs Commercial Lines Trainee Program, a 2-year accelerated development program to provide technical and professional training

Community Involvement A+

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 8,956 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 130 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, University of Waterloo (has committed over $4.25 million to establish the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation), St. Michael's Foundation (set-up pediatric health clinic inside a school to bring healthcare to vulnerable kids in a downtown neighbourhood), Raising the Roof
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight To help ensure its charitable program reflects the interests of its employees, Intact Financial's charitable initiatives are managed by the Intact Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of employees from across the company who make funding decisions on a monthly basis. The company's philanthropic efforts are focused on fostering employee citizenship, climate change awareness and adaptation and support for at-risk youth.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Intact Financial Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Intact Financial maintains a Graduate Leadership Development Program, a 2-year rotation program for MBA graduates which features 4 rotations between 6 to 8 months across the company's core business units -- participants are also paired with a Vice President for mentoring over the course of the program
  • Intact Financial created a 2-year Commercial Lines Trainee Program to accelerate the development of recent graduates -- to date, the company has recruited over 100 university and college graduates with limited insurance experience from Ontario
Intact Financial employees part of the company's LGBT & Allies employee network   (Photo credit: Florent Panzani)

Highlights

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Major Canadian hiring locations Anjou QC, Dartmouth NS, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, London ON, Ajax ON, Edmonton AB, Saint-Hyacinthe QC, Winnipeg MB, Mississauga ON, Québec QC, St. John's NL, Saint John NB, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives actuarial co-op program

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 at belairdirect visiting with 'The Little Knight' mascot

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Major Canadian hiring locations Anjou QC, Dartmouth NS, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, London ON, Ajax ON, Edmonton AB, Saint-Hyacinthe QC, Winnipeg MB, Mississauga ON, Québec QC, St. John's NL, Saint John NB, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 10,000 to 25,000
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Customer Service Representative, 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 benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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