Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2016 by Canada's Top 100 Employers.

"At Sun Life, we're always striving to recruit and retain top talent," said Kevin Dougherty, President, SLF Canada. "We provide our young employees with opportunities to take charge of their career, to identify opportunities to grow with our business and innovate to support our clients' needs."

Several factors that contributed to Sun Life being selected as a top employer for young people include:

  • Programs in place to attract and retain young workers.
  • Benefits, mentorship, training, and career development programs.
  • The availability of co-op and/or work-study programs.

"Our Rotational Leadership Development Program, which provides participants with three-roles-in-three-years, is just one of the programs we offer to develop future leaders at Sun Life," said Sandy Delamere, Vice-President, Human Resources, SLF Canada. "Participant accomplishments demonstrate that our focus on developing top talent is paying off and helping to continue to strengthen our high performance culture."

First published in 2002, Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers. Sun Life is one of 96 companies across all industry sectors to make the list. Further information on student and new graduate opportunities at Sun Life can be found here. For further information on the selection process, visit

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $846 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.   

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada

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