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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.

Coming together as the new Canada Life

In January 2020, we celebrated the official amalgamation of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life as the new Canada Life.

We asked employees to add their signature to banners printed with our purpose statement. The banners will be displayed in our offices as symbols of our strength. 

Employment stats

  • 11,680

    11,680 employees and 19,783 distribution associates supporting our customers  Footnote 1

  • $3B

    in employee salaries, distribution associate commissions, and taxes  Footnote 1

  • 1,230

    employees hired across Canada  Footnote 1

Canada’s Top 100 Employers

For the first time as the new Canada Life, we've been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Top 100 Employers are recognized for progressive, innovative programs and support for their employees. 

Left: Canada Life raises a 22-foot tipi on the front grounds of its Winnipeg campus for a fourth consecutive year.
Right: Canada Life raises the rainbow flag for Pride month.

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 2020 Public Accountability Statement.

Engaging employees in the community

Volunteering is an opportunity to spark change in the world by giving a little of your time and energy. It’s a great way to build skills and make lasting connections while having fun and finding purpose. We encourage employees to connect with their communities and get involved with causes that are important to them.

Many of our workplace fundraising drives and campaigns looked different this year as we adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. From participating in virtual runs and bake-offs for charity, to donating through online campaigns and fundraisers, our people were quick to adjust to this new landscape while continuing to support their communities in meaningful ways.

We’re proud to recognize our employees’ efforts by providing financial support to the charities they care about to help increase the impact of their collective efforts. We recognize their leadership, commitment, and contributions as caring members of communities across Canada.

  • $105,500

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

  • $297,000

    raised by 36 corporate teams. We augmented their efforts through corporate contributions of more than $230,000.  Footnote 1


United Way Centraide

Our annual United Way Centraide workplace campaign brings our employees together to help create lasting impact where we live and work. We went virtual with interactive employee fundraising activities on a national scale. In November 2020, we raised more than $1.8 million– our highest total to date! Combined with our $1.76 millionincorporate donations, we collectively donated over $3.6 million to United Way Centraides across Canada.

To learn about how our employees engage in the community, read our 2020 Public Accountability Statement.

2020 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.

2020 Public Accountability Statement  

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

Footnote 1
1 as reported in the 2020 Public Accountability Statement