Northbridge General Insurance Corporation is a subsidiary of Northbridge Financial Corporation. 100% wholly owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings, Northbridge Financial Corporation has assets of $6.6 billion and oversees $2.3 billion in annual premiums.
The companies that form part of the Northbridge Insurance group of companies are rated “A” (excellent) by A.M. Best, “A-” (strong) by S&P, “A” (good) by DBRS, and “A3” (good) by Moody’s.
Our Northbridge Cares focus reflects our long-standing history of giving and what we’re passionate about — creating greater success for Canadian youth, supporting the charitable endeavours of our employees, and promoting environmental responsibility while looking for ways to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment.
See where and how we gave back in 2020: download the PDF file of our latest Public Accountability Statement by clicking here.
Investing in our future
As a platinum sponsor, we work with DAREarts Foundation to help expose 10,000 children and youth to diverse cultural opportunities and arts education that they might not otherwise get—helping to empower them and unlock their potential.
Relying on the crucial input and output of young leaders across the nation, jack.org has opened up the dialogue on mental health in schools and communities to end the stigma once and for all. By enabling young people to guide the discussion. We proudly support the 165 Jack chapters across Canada who work hard to help ensure our youth can ask for and offer help more freely.
Each year, over 100 trained Jack Talk speakers, a national Jack Summit, and 264 Jack Regional Summits are helping to reduce the youth suicide rate and lift the mental wellbeing of all young Canadians to new heights.
Pathways to Education is helping to make Canada the Graduation Nation with a program proven to lower dropout rates. Working alongside the school system, the Pathways to Education program makes a multi-year commitment to youth and their families. Through a force of volunteers, the program delivers after-school tutoring, mentoring, and financial assistance to overcome the barriers that can stand in the way of education.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the country’s largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health. SickKids leads child health innovation by integrating care, research, and teaching.
Northbridge is committed to supporting SickKids research by funding endowments in support of a Chair in Pediatric Research, a Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Fellowship in Leukemia Research, and the new Catalyst Scholar for Healthy Active Kids to combat childhood obesity in Canada.
Tree Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to the planting and maintenance of urban and rural trees across the country.
As an insurance company, getting our customers back to business after a catastrophe is what we’re all about. Supporting Tree Canada’s Operation ReLeaf allows us to help restore our community green spaces following a disaster. We also support the greening of five schools across Canada every year.
We’re all about creating a culture of ownership, innovation and career satisfaction. We offer a dynamic work environment along with the opportunity to share in our success – all within a healthy work atmosphere that emphasizes clear communication, empowerment, integrity and personal growth. And because we know that you have a life outside of the office, we also offer work-life balance and a comprehensive benefits package.
We’re an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, where each individual feels respected and valued.
Along with a competitive compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefit package to all full-time employees.
- Flexible group health and dental insurance options
- Disability insurance
- Basic and optional life insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Paid vacation
- Employee Share Purchase Plan
- Pension plan
- Optional group RRSP
- Discount on personal home & auto insurance
- Employee referral program
- A business casual dress policy
- Training and development
People are fundamental to our success – and we’re fully committed to providing the training and resources you need to make your job more satisfying and provide you with opportunities to advance your career. We offer:
- Ongoing classes in technical skills, technology, interpersonal skills and personal development, as well as job-specific training as required
- Education expense reimbursement program for external courses
If you’re a recent graduate, we’ll help you develop your skills and grow your career in a rewarding environment. You will benefit from a growing organization committed to supporting your ongoing training and development.
Ready to start your career with us? We’d love to hear from you. Send your resume to [email protected].
The Northbridge Insurance Trainee Program
Our seven-month intensive Trainee Program combines classroom learning and real world, on-the-job work experience to help you prepare for a career in the insurance industry. Geared towards new or recent university graduates, no prior knowledge of or experience with insurance is required.
All training takes place at our head office in downtown Toronto.
Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter and transcripts to [email protected] noting “Trainee Program” in the subject line. We also ask that you indicate your stream of interest.
At Northbridge, we want to provide an open and accessible environment for everyone who works at or visits our offices. It’s our policy to follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity that are outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
For a more in depth look into our accessibility standards policy please click here.
A lot of time and effort goes into finding the right match. Those on our third-party recruiter vendor list work closely with our internal recruiting staff. As a result, we work with a very small group of third-party recruiters.
Due to the number of solicitations we receive from recruiters, we perform an annual review of the firms on our preferred vendor list. All recruiting contracts are also reviewed annually and renewed where applicable.
If you would like to be considered as a potential future recruiting vendor, please send an email to [email protected]. Please note that this process only qualifies you as a potential future vendor and does not qualify you as an approved vendor.
All vendors must have a signed Northbridge vendor agreement from a member of the Northbridge HR department to receive payment for your placement. The agreement must be dated no later than one year previous to the date of the resume submission.
Northbridge will not pay a fee to an external recruiter that does not have a signed Northbridge vendor agreement form from HR. Any resume submitted to any employee of Northbridge without having a Northbridge vendor agreement in place will be considered property of Northbridge and Northbridge will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.
Payment & Fees
Obtaining a signed vendor agreement from a member of the HR team is the only way you will be paid. Verbal commitments from any other member of the Northbridge staff will not be considered binding terms. Northbridge will not pay a fee to a third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity with the appropriate member of the HR team.
It is the responsibility of all third-party recruiting vendors to know and follow this policy.