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Manulife employees meeting by the Remembrance Day memorial in front of Manulife's headquarters in Toronto

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Manulife was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • Manulife invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses directly and indirectly related to an individual's current role -- and offers unique opportunities for skills development through the newly-created Labs of Forward Thinking (LOFT), which allows teams to operate in ways that mimic startups
  • As part of Manulife's Wellness Matters initiative, the company provides resources and services to support the physical and mental well-being of employees, including information on mental health, nutrition, fitness and personalized wellness programming -- Manulife also employs Wellness Consultants and a Wellness Champions Network to increase employee participation in related events
  • Manulife encourages employees to adopt an ownership mentality through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers a full suite of financial incentives including signing bonuses for some, year-end bonuses for all, and generous referral bonuses of up to $5,000 for successful hires
Manulife colleagues celebrating success

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Established in Canada 1887
Publicly traded yes
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 12,743
Part-time employees in Canada 330
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 54 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 94% 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 6 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, 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 1 paid day)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Manulife was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Manulife maintains an extensive co-op program, providing students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including job-shadowing in different departments, events with the company's executive team and a practical co-op project which involves the creation of a real business tool or analysis of a current business problem
  • Co-op students recently participated in a hackathon organized through Manulife's newly created "Lab of Forward Thinking", which aims to encourage innovation through the organization -- the 2-day event was hosted in Toronto and featured 140 participants -- the winning team received $10,000 for their innovative idea
  • Manulife nurtures student talent through a Canada-wide internship program which offers a broad range of opportunities in finance, risk and accounting as well as in human resources, information systems, operations, marketing and communications and legal disciplines
Manulife employees gathered for a selfie at a Toronto hackathon   (Photo credit: Denis Chan)

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 12,868
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives co-op programs may feature international assignments (actuarial students have completed assignments in Hong Kong and Boston), the company maintains a dedicated LinkedIn group to keep current and past co-op students up to date on current events at Manulife, maintains a Financial Risk Management Internship for students completing their Masters of Finance and a leadership development program for MBA graduates

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
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
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 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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