Sun Life Financial Inc.
Sun Life Financial employees walk by the 40-foot skyline video wall in the Toronto headquarters, which reflects the organization's global operations  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Sun Life Financial Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • Sun Life Financial created a global wellness strategy focused on five key elements: programming, communication, leadership, organizational practices, assessment and ongoing evaluation -- employees have access to a variety of related resources and can earn up to $300 wellness dollars by participating in wellness education sessions
  • The publicly-traded company encourages employees to become owners through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers generous referral bonuses for those who recruit candidates from their personal networks, ranging from $400 to $5,000 per successful hire
  • Sun Life Financial celebrates outstanding performance and accomplishment through a number of initiatives, including iStars and eStars (employees are recognized by leaders over lunch or dinner and a special experience such as a spa day or attending a Cirque de Soleil show), and the CEO's Awards of Excellence (16 teams received a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Victoria BC)
Sun Life Financial employees inside the Ignite Studio, a leading-edge workspace designed to create a fun and highly collaborative environment dedicated to digital and client innovation  

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Established in Canada 1865
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,662
Part-time employees in Canada 254
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 48 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 24 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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

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

  • Sun Life Financial manages a rotational leadership development program to provide recent grads with opportunities to rotate through different roles -- the program ranges between 2 to 3 years in length and features 5 different streams: business leaders, IT, asset management, risk management and account executive
  • Additionally, the company maintains an actuarial development program that includes job rotations and offers additional company-sponsored benefits, such as study materials, exam fee reimbursement and study time
Participants in Sun Life Financial's Rotational Leadership Development Program at a ballroom event  

Highlights

Industry Direct Life Insurance Carriers
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,574
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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
Unique initiatives manages a CPA pre-approved program and offers support for those writing the CPA exams, including study leave, incentives for passing exams and job rotations

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
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 benefits 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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