RSA Canada Group
RSA Group Canada employees volunteer for a shoreline clean-up initiative  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why RSA Canada Group was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • RSA Canada moved 95 per cent of its employees to remote working arrangements and followed up with enhanced online access to its employee and family assistance programs, and kept in touch with employees though internal communication channels via hashtags such as #WellnessWednesdays and #Goodnewstories
  • RSA Canada Group invests in ongoing employee education with generous tuition subsidies of up to $4,500 each year and provides access to a variety of in-house and online training programs
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, RSA Canada Group offers a number of additional financial benefits including discounted home and auto insurance, a share purchase plan available to all employees, and referral bonuses for employees who successfully recruit candidates from their personal networks
RSA Canada employees from the company's professional indemnity team drop off Christmas care packages  

Employer Background

Industry Insurance agencies and brokerages
Established in Canada 1833
Publicly traded yes
Parent company RSA Insurance Group plc
Parent company head office London, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Dartmouth NS, Edmonton AB, Richmond Hill ON, St. John's NL, Sherbrooke QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,923
Part-time employees in Canada 64
Full-time employees worldwide 10,474
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 42.2 years
Longest serving employee 45.4 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response introduced numerous protocols for in-office work and moved 95% of employees to work from home, enhanced online access to its employee and family assistance programs, participated in the Canadian Mental Health Association's "Not Myself Today" campaign, reached out to employees through its internal communication channels with hashtags such as #WellnessWednesdays and #Goodnewstories, directed additional support to help the most vulnerable Canadians by donating over $100,000 to Food Banks Canada

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features located in the new PwC building that features a urban forest public green space and green roof, state-of-the-art technology and a variety of workstations to choose from including work pods, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Other food options at main location numerous restaurants and food options available, including Fresh, Olly Fresco's, Starbucks and Tim Hortons
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (Zumba, weight training, pilates, yoga, spin), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, television, personal training services, and an online class and appointment booking system
Other nearby amenities Harbour Square Park, Roundhouse Park, waterfront, Ripley's Aquarium, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, the city's underground PATH walkway system

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name National Employee Event Club (est. 1990)
Past social events holiday parties, RSA Day celebrations in June (breakfast and lunch for staff and office games), Canada's Wonderland outing, Blue Jays baseball game, Halloween celebration, golf tournament and wine and cheese social, employee sports teams such as soccer and softball
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

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-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, discounted corporate cell phones and plans, discounts on rental cars, Apple store, Ford vehicles, GoodLife Fitness clubs and much more through the Perkopolis discount program, and referral bonuses

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note RSA Canada Group has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 23 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), 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. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $600 each year
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Wellness spending account up to $750 each year
Wellness initiatives Wellness Club (organizes stretch breaks for the office as well as wellness seminars, nutrition and weight consultation, and massage therapy -- and launched wellness-related webinars to promote overall well-being over the past year), ongoing promotion of the LifeWorks (EAP) program that features an updated intranet site and online materials to support employees, continued its participation in the Not Myself Today mental health awareness campaign
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting

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 10 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 10 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 3 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

In-house training initiatives subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,500 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs partnership with Ivey Business School to design and deliver an executive development program (EDA) for senior leaders, online learning library with e-learning modules, hosts the annual "RSA Month" in June that features a variety of lunch and learns, webinars and fun contests to promote employee development

Community Involvement Rating: A

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 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 2,856 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 37 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight RSA Canada Group manages a targeted regional charity program to allow offices across Canada to vote for charities and causes they wish to support on an annual basis -- these committees also organize fundraising activities throughout the year for all employees.

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