Intact Financial Corporation named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2017. This special designation, awarded by Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognizes employers that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.

"At Intact, we offer young people the opportunity to make a difference – whether it's helping a customer who has a claim, developing new technologies to enhance the customer experience or doing our part to help communities better prepare for climate change," said Denise Thompson, Vice President, Human Capital Management, Intact Financial Corporation. "We value the diversity of our people and their aspirations and have developed a number of programs to help young people start and grow their careers with us."

In 2016, millennials accounted for 35 per cent of Intact Financial Corporation's employees, 56 per cent of whom were under the age of 30. Many of these employees work in sales, actuarial, technology, claims and commercial insurance.

Some of Intact's training programs include the Commercial and Special Risks Trainee Programs, technology internships, Leadership Development Program and Actuarial Co-op Program. Internal development programs such as Leadership Visa and Strive provide employees with the skills they need to progress in their careers. Intact also offers benefits like tuition assistance and bonuses paid when employees complete relevant courses and professional designations.

In the last few years, the company has supported employees in launching nine employee networks across the country including women's networks, LGBTA network, healthy living groups and young professionals networks.

About Intact Financial Corporation

Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada with $8.0 billion in annual premiums. Supported by over 12,000 employees, the Company insures more than five million individuals and businesses through its insurance subsidiaries and is the largest private sector provider of P&C insurance in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador. The Company distributes insurance under the Intact Insurance brand through a wide network of brokers, including its wholly owned subsidiary, BrokerLink, and directly to consumers through belairdirect.

SOURCE Intact Financial Corporation

For further information: Media Inquiries: Stephanie Sorensen, Director, External Communications, 416 344-8027, stephanie.sorensen@intact.net; Investor Inquiries: Samantha Cheung, Vice President, Investor Relations, 416 344-8004, samantha.cheung@intact.net

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