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Zurich Canada executive team members show their support for International Women's Day 2020  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Zurich Canada was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Zurich Canada hosted a number of virtual fundraising initiatives to raise funds to support community organizations assisting people adversely impacted by the pandemic -- employees working at home joined virtual fitness competitions and other virtual fundraising and volunteering events
  • Zurich Canada encourages employees to continue their professional development through a variety of in-house and online training initiatives and generous tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions -- and even offers financial bonuses for the completion of certain programs (up to $1,500)
  • Zurich Canada helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance services along with a defined contribution pension plan -- and offers flexible phased-in working options for those nearing retirement
Zurich Canada employees at the company's Day of Pink bake sale fundraiser in 2020, supporting local anti-bullying programs   (Photo credit: Ray Chaaya)

Highlights

Established in Canada 1923
Parent company Zurich Insurance Group
Parent company head office Zurich, Switzerland
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 444
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 43.5 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
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 36 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response helped employees working from home through a home equipment allowance, introduced a flex work policy to ensure employees could balance their work and personal needs, manager forums to reach out and support employees, hosted live virtual fitness classes twice a week, introduced a "coffee roulette" program to keep employees connected throughout the pandemic, introduced a Parents & Kids support group to help parents connect and a chance to share ideas on working from home, hosted a number of virtual fundraising initiatives to support community organizations, including virtual fitness competitions and volunteering events

The Career Directory

Zurich Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Zurich Insurance Group
Parent company head office Zurich, Switzerland
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Underwriting Associate, Claim Adjuster
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, 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

Academic fields recruited


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