Intact Financial Corporation
Intact Financial employees during 'The Celebration of Our Diversity' event, which is coordinated by more than 500 employees from all business lines  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Intact Financial Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018) :

  • Intact Financial's charitable initiatives are managed by the Intact Foundation Board of Directors, which is comprised of employees from across the company who meet monthly to make funding decisions -- Intact Financial also matches employee donations and provides paid time off to volunteer, donating 6,500 volunteer hours on company time in the past year
  • Intact Financial's "Intact 700U Social Committee" organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including an evening holiday party at Christmas, a family skating day at Scotiabank Arena (with a former Toronto Maple Leaf), and the unique "Ontrack Summer's Back" program, featuring special treat deliveries, games, prizes and barbecues throughout the summer
  • Along with helping employees save for retirement, Intact Financial offers a number of financial rewards, including year-end bonuses and a share purchase plan available to all employees
Employees at belairdirect, an Intact Financial company, collaborate during a pre-shift huddle  

Employer Background

Industry Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Established in Canada 1809
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 11,750
Part-time employees in Canada 702
Full-time employees worldwide 12,733
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 48 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features occupying 10 floors of a 19-storey building, the downtown Toronto location offers convenient access to shops and restaurants, as well as many of the city's downtown attractions, workplace features a dedicated taxi queue in front of the building, onsite Tim Hortons, Subway and Swiss Chalet restaurants, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television (often used for major sporting events), lounge can be booked for team celebrations and employee fundraising events
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, room for stretching and yoga, lockers, television, employees can request ergonomic assessments and take advantage of weekly onsite massage therapy visits (available for a fee)
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Queen's Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Intact 700U Social Committee (est. 2006)
Recent social events evening holiday party at Christmas (hosted offsite), family viewing of the annual Santa Claus parade (which passes directly by the head office), a winter family skating day, summer family barbecue, unique "Ontrack Summer's Back" program for employees in Ontario which features special treat deliveries, games, prizes, regular barbecues, and dress-down days throughout the summer
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media
Other in-house communications Executive Roundtable at all offices for employees and senior executives, monthly CEO webcasts (with 20 minutes dedicated to answering employee questions)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: 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 (max) 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, electronics, computer and software discounts, interest-free loans for laptops and home computers, car rental and mobile phone discounts, discounted tickets to major sporting events

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: 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, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information 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)
Health spending account up to $350 each year
Additional health and wellness information health spending account amount varies with flex dollars available, fitness club subsidy (may also be used for sports team fees), retirees may opt-in and pay to participate in the health plan (no company contributions)
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 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
Additional family-friendly information onsite daycare at the company's Toronto office (with 86 spaces) is managed by a third-party provider with priority given to tenants of the building

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 7 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 maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
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
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), Bravo recognition and rewards program (includes annual all-expenses paid "Bravissimo" ceremony for top 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 Rating: 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs specialized training programs such as the Commercial Lines Trainee Program, the Actuarial Co-op Program and a Leadership Development Program

Community Involvement Rating: 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 6,500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 500 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, University of Alberta ($250,000 donation to support AI research in predicting extreme fire weather conditions), Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation (stormwater mitigation initiatives in coastal communities), Breakfast Club of Canada ($1.5-million donation over 3 years)
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 initiatives are managed by the Intact Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of employees from across the company who meet monthly and make funding decisions. The company's philanthropic efforts are focused on fostering employee citizenship, climate change awareness and adaptation, and support for at-risk youth.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Intact Financial Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Intact Financial maintains a 2-year Commercial Lines Trainee Program to accelerate the development of recent graduates through professional and technical training -- to date, the company has recruited over 120 university and college graduates with limited insurance experience from Ontario
  • Intact Financial offers various opportunities for young employees to connect, including a Young Professionals Network and the IFC Connections Network in Toronto, which helps young professionals connect with like-minded individuals
Intact Financial employees at belairdirect visiting with 'The Little Knight' mascot  

Highlights

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 11,750
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, 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 actuarial co-op program, leadership development program to hire new graduates for core operations such as claims, sales and underwriting, Intact Learning Centre (offers over 160 technical training courses as well as 70 soft skills courses), Success Partner onboarding program for employees in the first 6 months of employment

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 from belairdirect's sales team in Anjou, QC

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 10,000 to 25,000
Student opportunities 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 Representative, 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 benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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