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Intact Financial Corporation
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Intact Financial Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Intact Financial offers maternity and parental leave top-up payments for its new parents (up to 18 weeks for new moms), and through a third-party daycare provider, offers the convenience of an onsite daycare centre (with over 80 spaces) when they are ready to return to work
  • Intact Financial supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses related to their current role, a variety of in-house training programs, financial bonuses for the completion of certain programs and invests the next generation of leaders through a 2-year "Graduate Leadership Development" program for its MBA graduates
  • Intact Financial rewards employees through year-end bonuses and helps to cultivate an ownership culture through a share purchase plan that is available to all employees -- the company also helps employees plan for the future with defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans
Intact Financial employees take part in the company's annual Raising the Roof campaign to support homeless individuals   (Photo credit: Mike Last)

Employer Background

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations 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 11,314
Part-time employees in Canada 813
Full-time employees worldwide 11,315
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.9%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 47 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 and many of the city's downtown attractions, ergonomic assessments are available for all employees, and weekly onsite massage therapy visits are available (for a fee), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, can be booked for celebrations, used for regular craft sales as well as a farmer's market two times each 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
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 700U Social Committee (est. 2006)
Recent social events employee Christmas party (hosted offsite), family skating day at the Air Canada Centre, summer family barbecue, and annual Ontrack Summer's Back program that runs throughout the summer and features special treat deliveries, games, prizes and regular barbecues
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter
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
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, home computer discounts, car rental and mobile phone discounts

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)
Fitness club subsidy up to $350 each year
Other health plan information fitness subsidy also applies to 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

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 10 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+

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 & 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of 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 4 full-time rotations of 6 to 8 months in each of the company's core business units

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 6,092 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 146 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative (initiative with Dalhousie University to eliminate children soldiers), University of Waterloo (has committed over $4.25 million to establish the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation), Family Services of Greater Vancouver, 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 program is managed by the Intact Foundation Board of Directors, which is 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.

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
Major Canadian hiring locations 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 11,314
Part-time employees in Canada 813
Student opportunities paid internships, 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 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 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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