November 28, 2016 -

Now entering its eleventh year, this local competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers recognizes organizations in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated using eight criteria that include the physical workplace; work atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. Employers who submit nominations are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

In awarding this recognition, the competition cited Equitable Life as an organization that:

  • Supports a number of national charitable organizations each year and encourages employees to give back to local communities by providing paid time off to volunteer.
  • Includes a health care spending account of up to $1,500 allowing employees to top-up existing levels of coverage depending on their needs, and
  • Provides a defined contribution pension plan, as well as a number of financial benefits including signing bonuses for some employees, year-end bonuses for all and referral bonuses for employees who help recruit candidates from their network.

Equitable Life is proud to be recognized as a leader in the region.


About Equitable Life of Canada

Canadians have turned to Equitable Life since 1920 to protect what matters most. We work with independent advisors across Canada to offer individual insurance, savings and retirement and group benefits solutions to meet your needs.

But we’re not your typical financial services company. We have the knowledge, experience and ability to find solutions that work for you. We’re friendly, caring and interested in helping. And we’re owned by our participating policyholders, not shareholders. So we can focus on your interests and provide you with personalized service, security and wellbeing.

Media contacts

Patti McKague
Director, Corporate Communications
Equitable Life of Canada