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Our workplaces

Putting customers at the centre of what we do is our company’s vision, and it’s our people who make it possible.

Our purpose is to improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. It's the driving force behind everything we do, and we do it best by working together.

We made Forbes Canada’s Best Employers list!

In February, Forbes released their Canada’s Best Employers list. Organization rankings came after surveying more than 10,000 Canadians who work for businesses with at least 500 employees. The respondents rated how likely they’d recommend their employer to others. Corporate social responsibility, community impact and inclusive culture were key survey factors.

Employment stats

  • 11,763

    11,763 employees and 19,615 distribution associates supporting our customers  Footnote 1

  • 2,407

    employees hired across Canada  Footnote 1

  • $3.3B

    in salaries, commissions, and taxes  Footnote 1

Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace

Creating a diverse and inclusive company to fully meet the expectations of Canadians begins with our people. We believe we must reflect the communities we serve. We must ensure our employees feel valued and supported for who they are, so that everyone has the chance to excel.

To learn about some of our diversity and inclusion initiatives and some of the events our employee resource groups have hosted, read our 2022 Public Accountability Statement.

Employees engage in the community

Volunteering provides a sense of purpose and creates connections within our communities. Committing a small amount of time and energy can make a big difference. At Canada Life, we encourage employees to volunteer within their communities and get involved with causes that are important to them and their families.

Over the past year, our workplace fundraising drives and campaigns continued to adapt to our new ways of working. With hybrid schedules, came hybrid participation, where employees could donate online or in-person at the office. No matter the opportunity, our people supported their communities in meaningful ways.

We’re pleased to recognize our employees’ efforts by providing financial support to the charities they care about, making their impact go even further. We recognize their leadership, commitment and contributions as caring members of communities across Canada.

  • $121,000

    in community volunteer grants awarded to charitable organizations where employees volunteer.  Footnote 1

  • $446,000+

    raised by 37 corporate teams. We augmented their efforts through corporate contributions of more than $290,000.  Footnote 1

United Way Centraide

Our annual United Way Centraide workplace campaign brings our employees together to help create a lasting impact where we live and work. From Oct. 3 to 17, we raised more than $1.9 million. To top it of, Canada Life made a corporate donation of over $1.7 million. That means, in total, we contributed more than $3.6 million to United Ways across Canada in 2022.

To learn about how our employees engage in the community, read our 2022 Public Accountability Statement.


2022 Public Accountability Statement

From providing financial support for community initiatives, to being recognized as a leader in sustainability, our aim is to positively impact the world around us.

2022 Public Accountability Statement

Contact us to request a physical copy of our Public Accountability Statement.

Footnote 1
1 as reported in the 2021 Public Accountability Statement