Manulife
Manulife employees participating in a yoga class in the head office's onsite fitness facility

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Manulife was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • In an effort to encourage ongoing employee health and wellness, Manulife created the "Wellness Matters" initiative -- the program provides resources and services to support the physical and mental well-being of employees, including information on nutrition, fitness and personalized wellness programming and consultation
  • Manulife provides support to employees who want to start a family with maternity leave top-up payments and a generous subsidy for in vitro fertilization (IVF) if needed (up to $15,000)
  • Manulife helps employees prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options, and also manages "Alumni Connect", an online community to keep retirees and former employees connected
Manulife employees in one of the head office's collaborative workspaces

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Established in Canada 1887
Publicly traded yes
Parent company The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Kitchener ON, Waterloo ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Oakville ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,195
Part-time employees in Canada 312
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 52 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 78% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Manulife was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Manulife maintains an extensive co-op program, providing students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and events including job-shadowing in different departments, events with the executive team and a practical co-op project, which often results in the creation of an actual business tool or analysis of a real business problem
  • Manulife's co-op programs may also include international assignments and monthly student events are hosted by the company's campus team, such as workshops on resume writing, interview skills and social media
  • Individuals completing their Masters programs can gain experience through Manulife's Financial Risk Management Internship or a dedicated leadership development program to help fast-track high potential MBA grads
Manulife employees collaborating at one of the organization's new sit-stand workstations   (Photo credit: lisa Murzin)

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Kitchener ON, Waterloo ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Oakville ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,195
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives nation-wide internship program for graduates in a broad range of disciplines, such as human resources, information systems, operations, legal, and marketing and communications, monthly student events such as events to showcase mobility opportunities, workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and social media, and a volunteer event for co-op and internship students

The Career Directory

Manulife has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Manulife employees gathered in the company's tech lounge

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Parent company The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Kitchener ON, Waterloo ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Oakville ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,195
Part-time employees in Canada 312
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Other info for new grads Manulife Financial offers a number of opportunities for new and recent graduates to gain professional experience through developmental programs such as an Investment Development Rotation, Actuarial Development Rotation, Canadian Finance Network program, and the Canadian Chartered Accountant Development program.
Typical new grad positions Financial Analyst, Actuarial Assistant, Actuarial Associate
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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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