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Welcome to Transamerica Life Canada

 

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5000 Yonge Street
North York, ON M2N 7J8

416-883-5000

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 About us

 

Why work for Transamerica Life Canada?

At Transamerica Life Canada, we invest in our employees. You won’t just have a job, you’ll have an opportunity for a fulfilling career experience.

As part of the Transamerica Life Canada team, you’ll find yourself in an environment that fosters learning and encourages growth. Because the more you grow, the stronger our company becomes. 

Transamerica Life Canada is an Aegon company. Aegon is an international life insurance, pension and asset management company based in The Hague, the Netherlands, with businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon companies employ approximately 25,000 people and serve over 40 million customers around the globe.  Visit www.aegon.com to learn more.

 

 

 About you

 

Do you have what we're looking for?

No matter what your role – designing quality products, providing call centre support, finding new ways to streamline a business process or processing payments in finance, to name a few, we’re looking for people who have a great attitude and take immense pride in their work. At Transamerica, our goal is to provide customers with the best possible experience. To make this goal a reality, we need people who:

  • Practice clear and honest communication while meeting the highest standards of professional behaviour

  • Help others recognize their abilities and reach their full potential

  • Effectively develop partnerships and work with others in a supportive and constructive manner to promote continuous growth and improvement

  • Use creativity, resourcefulness, critical thinking and sound judgment to push past a problem and find a well-thought-out solution

  • Are self-aware and open to change by being enthusiastic, flexible and forward-thinking

  • Persevere, even amidst the new or unfamiliar, despite difficulties, failure, or opposition

  • Take an active interest in our business by understanding how their job contributes to the goals and priorities of the organization

  • Take full accountability for their tasks and commitments

  • Contribute specialized technical skills and knowledge to the organization

  • Take ownership of their career and are eager to learn

If this sounds like you, Transamerica is where you want to be!

 

 

 Compensation

 

​Attractive compensation and benefits

As a Transamerica Life Canada employee, we recognize your value by providing a competitive and attractive compensation and benefits package. Here’s what you’ll receive:

  • A competitive base salary

  • Annual incentive payments based on individual contributions and company performance

  • Flexible benefits

  • Competitive vacation entitlements

  • Defined contribution pension plan

  • Employee stock savings plan

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee referral rewards

  • Service recognition awards

  • Employee discounts on company products, computer equipment, sport and cultural events and home and auto insurance

  • On-site financial planning

 

 

 Learning & Development

 

Learning and development keep you ahead of the game!

 
At Transamerica Life Canada, we want you to succeed in your career.

At the same time, we recognize the world is changing. Technology is moving fast and industry practices are always improving so we understand the importance of keeping up. That’s why we offer learning and development programs that allow you to continually enhance your technical, professional and personal development skills. Our programs include online and in-class training, tuition reimbursement and monetary rewards for the successful completion of programs to help you achieve excellence in your career.
 
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 Rewards

 

​Rewards to keep you motivated

 
Once you begin to grow your career with Transamerica Life Canada, we’ll be cheering you on along the way.
 
Our employee recognition program recognizes staff achievements and rewards excellence when employees excel above and beyond.
 
In addition, we’ve invested in events such as Employee Appreciation Day, a Thanksgiving luncheon and other events throughout the year to celebrate our shared achievements.
 
 
 

 Workplace

 

A healthy workplace

Healthy, happy employees are productive employees. So we continually strive to enrich the lives of our staff through ongoing health and wellness fairs, topical lunch and learn sessions, yoga and nutrition programs.

A progressive company culture

You spend eight hours a day at work. So we’ve created an environment where our employees are relaxed and comfortable.

Our dress code is business casual and our Transcafé offers a place for a mental break from work where you can sip complimentary tea or coffee and relax, watch TV, listen to music or play games to unwind before you head back to your desk.

 
 

 Career

 

​A diverse career path

A variety of career options are available within the insurance and financial services industry. Transamerica Life Canada has a range of products and services that demand a variety of skills and knowledge. Here are some areas for you to consider:
 
  • Actuarial
  • Administration
  • Client services and call centre
  • Claims
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Corporate taxation
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Imaging
  • Information technology
  • Investments
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Mailroom
  • New business
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Product development and management
  • Sales
  • Underwriting
 
 

 Environment

 

Our focus on the environment​

At Transamerica Life Canada, we’re conscious of the effects our operations have on customers, employees, shareholders, and our communities. We are continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and have implemented a variety of initiatives to reduce waste and to introduce recyclable and energy-efficient resources. Examples of some of things we’ve done include: Distribution of reusable mugs and water bottles for employees, litterless lunch days, implementation of organic, paper, glass and plastic recycling, and electronic pay statements.

 

 

 Corporate Responsibility

 

​Our corporate responsibility

As a life insurance company, Transamerica Life Canada has a close understanding of the health and wellness issues that affect Canadians, which is why charitable giving is an important aspect of our culture. Transamerica Life Canada believes that sharing our prosperity greatly enriches the communities where we live and work and pays returns that are measured in more than just dollars. Our in the spirit of hope charitable giving program is committed to improving the quality of Canadian lives by donating funds to charitable organizations dedicated to the prevention and elimination of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

Some of the charities we’ve supported include The Heart & Stroke Foundation, providing funding for the purchase and placement of over 670 automated external defibrillators; Sunnybrook Hospital Cardiovascular Regenerative Research program; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society research grants; Sick Kids Hospital, providing funding for software for the first 3D pediatric cardiac diagnostic imaging technology; The United Way and a range of other charitable causes.

 

 
 
 

 Testimonials

 
No doubt, Transamerica Life Canada is a great place to work. But if you still need convincing, here’s what our employees have to say:
 
“As a recent university graduate, I quickly realized that the best way to get acquainted with my colleagues throughout the organization was to get involved in corporate life through various Transamerica committees. However, I had not anticipated that in joining those committees, I would be the beneficiary of a transformational personal development and professional growth opportunity. As a committee member, I learned and gained a wealth of experience from working alongside Transamerica’s senior management and from liaising with the CEOs of large external organizations. To me, Transamerica Life Canada is synonymous with truly offering its employees the opportunity to explore and realize their potential.”
- Entry-Level Accountant, Expense Management
 
“Working for Transamerica Life Canada has afforded me many great opportunities to develop my career and broaden my knowledge of insurance and investment products. The atmosphere in my department is dynamic and progressive, and both team and individual efforts are consistently recognized and rewarded.”
- Manager, Enterprise Content Management Services
 
 
 

 A message from our President

 
Our president has a message for you:
 

There are three things I’d like every employee – existing or prospective – to know:
First, this is an exciting time to be a part of Transamerica Life Canada.  We are actively building on our strengths, closing our gaps, and reshaping our culture so that we can continue delivering on our promises for generations to come.

Second, we strive to have the right people doing the right work and with the right tools.  We continually look at ways to invest in talent and facilitate skills and knowledge sharing.

Third, we focus on providing service that exceeds our customers’ and consumers’ expectations and provides added value to our wide variety of life insurance and investment products.


It is not by accident that all three of these things reflect the values of our parent company AEGON and the direction of Transamerica, a well-respected North American brand.


I joined Transamerica Life Canada in 2008 and the spirit and commitment of the people here impressed me.  I’m pleased to say the same holds true today and I’m confident it will hold true tomorrow. I want to welcome anyone who is dedicated to their field, driven to deliver outstanding service – no matter what their role – and enthusiastic about collaborating with skilled, knowledgeable and talented colleagues to explore career opportunities with Transamerica Life Canada.

 
Doug Brooks
President and CEO