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At Desjardins Insurance, diversity and inclusion are the heartbeat of our company

At Desjardins Insurance, everyone’s ideas are important. We believe that diversity and equality are more than important human values, they are the foundation for success.

Employment equity

We believe that everyone should have equitable access to employment. As a result, we've implemented a program that:

  • promotes the fair representation of diversity in our workforce
  • attracts and retains an innovation-driven workforce
  • promotes the cooperative values of integrity, respect and equality

Women in decision-making positions

To increase the representation of women in senior executive positions, Desjardins Group has implemented several strategies:

  • executive succession programs
  • development plans
  • nominations to committees or assignment to special mandates
  • mentorship and coaching
  • work-life balance initiatives
  • a female executive support network
  • lectures and information about careers at Desjardins

Cultural communities

  • Desjardins Group is the main sponsor of Quebec's immigration expo, Salon de l'immigration et de l'intégration.
  • As part of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s Interconnection program, Desjardins Group holds pairing activities to meet qualified candidates who have recently immigrated.
  • Desjardins Group has been a member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council since 2010.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Young people ages 18 to 30

Young intern officer program

Desjardins invites young people ages 18 to 30 to be part of the Young Intern Officer Program and complete a practical 1-year internship on a caisse Board of Directors. Working with elected officers, young interns learn the various aspects of the role of caisse officer and build a valuable network of professional contacts to help them further their career.

Hiring students

Desjardins Group hires students from many cultures in its many client contact centres. Our centres offer a flexible environment supportive of student schedules. Our goal: to offer students full-time work at the end of their studies.

Participation in job fairs and seminars

Always on the lookout for new talent, Desjardins takes part in various university recruiting events and job fairs. See upcoming recruiting events.

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