For Fifth Consecutive Year, Manulife is recognized as a Top Employer for Young People


TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canada's Top 100 Employers project has named Manulife one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the fifth consecutive year. The national competition recognizes Canadian employers for their leadership in the creation of exceptional workplaces for employees.

"Manulife is a company where young people can make a great impact. We value their input and ideas and we invest in their development through mentorship, networking, practical experience and global opportunities," said Donald Arthur Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife. "Today, 41 per cent of all our employees are under the age of 35. Many of them are socially conscious and appreciate that our business, at its core, makes a contribution to society by offering great products and advice which helps people attain their personal goals."

Manulife has an extensive student co-op program, offers new graduates fast track development programs in areas such as actuarial, finance, investments and information systems and offers a Financial Risk Management Internship program for masters of finance students. Manulife also focuses on innovation and technology, embodied in the Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) in Toronto and the RED Lab located in Kitchener-Waterloo, which aim to transform current offerings to meet customers' changing needs.

Manulife has also been recognized as the most Trusted Insurance Brand in Canada by the University of Victoria's Gustavson Brand Trust Index, by the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards with a Best Places to Work award and by Waterstone Human Capital who recognized Manulife as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2015. Donald Arthur Guloien was also named one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs in Canada for 2015.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions.  We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere.  We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.  At the end of 2014, we had 28,000 employees, 58,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers.  At the end of September 2015, we had $888 billion (US$663 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $23 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers.  Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years.  With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.  Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit or

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

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