Sun Life Financial Inc.
Sun Life Financial employees participate in the JDRF Walk

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

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

  • Sun Life Financial manages a rotational leadership development program to provide recent grads with an opportunity to work across different roles over the course of 3 years -- the program is open to business and commerce graduates and beginning in 2015, includes new streams for asset management, risk management and IT
  • Sun Life Financial is a designated CPA Training Office, providing opportunities for students pursuing their accounting designation to rotate through various business areas and receive mentoring from senior leaders
  • Sun Life Financial manages an actuarial development program that includes study materials, exam fee reimbursement and work rotations
Sun Life Financial co-op students participate in a team building treasure hunt

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,213
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, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Sun Life Financial Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Sun Life is a signatory to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment and is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), which includes over 200 financial institutions worldwide that are working together to better understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance
  • Across the company, Sun Life employees support a number of initiatives in the community including the Earth Week 20 Minute Cleanup, Shoreline Clean-up, and Bike to Work Week
  • Sun Life ensures it recycles more than the municipal minimums including organics, coffee cups and lids, batteries, construction materials (donated to local reuse programs) and even hosts an e-waste collection day, allowing employees to bring home electronics for proper disposal
Sun Life Financial's new green-friendly headquarters at One York in downtown Toronto, ON   (Photo credit: Bruce Gamble)

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,213
Employee green team Canadian Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Senior Vice President, Shared Services
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Strategy for Sun Life
Green highlights travel demand management program (encourages alternative transit and carpooling), e-waste collection day for home electronics, online community and blog (to share ideas and publicize events)
Extended recycling secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Week 20 Minute Cleanup, Bike to Work Week Breakfast, Sustainable Waterloo Region, TravelWise, signatory to the United Nations' "Principles for Responsible Investment" and the "Environment Programme Finance Initiative", Corporate Knights Council for Clean Capitalism (founding member)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes sustainability criteria for purchase of new office furniture, carpets and tile, motion and daylight sensors

The Career Directory

Sun Life Financial Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sun Life Financial employees take a selfie to mark the company's 150th anniversary

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,213
Part-time employees in Canada 325
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 Rotational Leadership Development Program Participant, Actuarial Analyst, Account Executive Development Program Participant, Business Analyst, Information Technology Professional Development Program
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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