Great-West Life Assurance Company, The
Great-West Life Assurance Company employees  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Great-West Life Assurance Company, The was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

  • Great-West Life's charitable focus includes projects that support arts and culture, community development, education, health and wellness, and social services -- the company also encourages employees to reach out and volunteer their time by offering grants of up to $1,000 each year to eligible charitable organizations where they volunteer
  • Great-West Life encourages ongoing employee development through online and in-house training programs, subsidies for professional accreditation and tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position -- and also works to develop the next generation of employees through summer employment, paid internship and apprenticeship programs
  • Great-West Life takes a holistic approach to employee well-being through a wellness spending account that can be used for mental health, physical health and fitness related activities -- wellness spending account is $300 for employees working at office locations with an onsite fitness facility and $500 for those without access to a subsidized onsite facility
Staff at Great-West Life Assurance Company meeting in the office's cafeteria  


Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Established in Canada 1981
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Great-West Lifeco Inc.
Parent company head office Winnipeg MB
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, London ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Regina SK
Full-time employees in Canada 10,365
Part-time employees in Canada 319
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 45 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 70% 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 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 3 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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