Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI
SGI employees volunteering

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017) and Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017):

  • SGI supports new moms and dads (including adoptive parents) with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for 26 weeks) -- also supports parents with children heading off to college or university through an academic scholarship program (to $2,500 per child)
  • SGI offers compassionate top-up payments (to 100% of salary for 6 weeks) and will provide additional time off for employees needing to attend to family and personal matters, determined on an individual basis
  • SGI invests in ongoing employee development with full tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (to 100% of tuition), subsidies for professional accreditation as well as a variety of in-house and online training programs, spending over $1,300 per employee on training last year
SGI employees teamed up for a local football tournament

Highlights

Industry Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers
Established in Canada 1945
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 1,882
Part-time employees in Canada 164
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours
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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national

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

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • SGI assists in the delivery of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology's Business Insurance Diploma, offering students summer employment after the first year of the program -- upon successful program completion, some interns are hired for permanent roles
  • SGI created a President's Youth Advisory Council in 2005 to provide support to younger employees -- the council hosts an annual one-day conference for all SGI employees under 30, which is also attended by the organization's executive team
SGI employees at an event for SGI's President's Youth Advisory Council

Highlights

Industry Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 1,882
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, 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 apprenticeship program to support post-secondary and technical education in the trades for youth and Aboriginal employees

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatchewan Government Insurance / SGI was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • SGI participates in Saskatchewan Polytechnic's employment readiness and bridging programs for persons with disabilities -- the 36-week program includes classroom work, 6 to 8 weeks of employment readiness training, followed by on-the-job training with participating employers
  • SGI offers work placements for members of visible minorities and attends an annual conference organized the Saskatchewan Visible Minorities Employees Association
SGI employees gathered together for a day to celebrate diversity

Highlights

Industry Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 1,882
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Formal commitment maintains a staffing and diversity unit
Diversity highlights commemorates and celebrates various international dates such as National Aboriginal Day, Black History Month, International Women's Day and International Day for People with Disabilities
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships First Nations University Canada (recruitment fair), Stepping Stones, Business and Professional Women's Organization, Regina and Saskatoon Open Door Society (new Canadians), Regina Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities, Dumont Technical Institute (4 to 6-week work placements for Aboriginal peoples), Saskatchewan Abilities Council, First Nations Employment Centre, Aboriginal Human Resource Council (Inclusion Works recruitment fair)

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