Our Student Experience

Think of insurance as a one-stop shop for career options and growth. Insurance companies include career paths in diverse fields such as:

  • Technology
  • Analytics and business intelligence
  • Actuarial
  • Underwriting
  • Claims
  • Project management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Sales
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Risk management
  • Legal and compliance
  • Brand marketing and design

Co-op, internship, and graduate opportunities

We have the development tools, coaching, and growth opportunities to help you make the transition from school to the workforce in a variety of career paths while learning valuable, real-life skills. We'll support and guide you every step of the way.

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Technology Solutions

If you're a student in computer science, computer programming, software engineering, or a tech related program, your skills and creativity will be rewarded in our innovative Technology Solutions department. Imagine combining the energy and drive of an ambitious start-up with a solid company foundation of more than 150 years. It's an exciting time to be working at Definity.

Teams within Technology Solutions include:

  • Business-aligned enhancement pods
  • Infrastructure & Cloud Engineering
  • Data Platform & Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Technology Platforms
  • Information & Cyber Security
  • Strategy, Planning & Technology Operations
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Advanced Analytics

Students majoring in mathematics, actuarial science, economics, or computer science are encouraged to take their career to the next level with Definity.

Predictive analytics is central to our success. Our analytics teams work closely with other business units to develop creative, data-driven solutions to business problems.

Actuarial analysts use their strong statistical background and knowledge gained from actuarial exams to create high-quality predictive models. Business analysts use specialized skills, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and competitive data analysis, to design innovative business processes.

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For students majoring in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, data science or economics, this path offers mentorship, study support, and many other benefits for university students.

Designed to recruit and grow future business and technical leaders, this program may be the fast track to your goals. No matter your career trajectory, you'll make meaningful contributions to the development of our products and services, doing work terms in reserve, valuation, pricing, and more.

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For students who are majoring in business, finance, accounting, economics, or a related field, this path includes opportunities to play a critical role in contributing to our key business deliverables.

You'll develop professional experience using spreadsheets, databases, and underwriting systems, and you'll collaborate with various teams to support product and pricing development across Definity.

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Our claims department is at the heart of what we do — guiding customers through a stressful time and helping them restore their lives. Students pursuing university or college degrees in insurance, business, health, psychology, or sociology will find a range of opportunities within this field.

Our co-op students work with several teams, either assisting adjusters or investigating, evaluating, and settling claims. We also have teams that work with our data and reports to track and monitor fraud and current trends. It's an opportunity to make a real difference, while gaining valuable skills and experience.

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Project Management

Our Enterprise Project Management office offers students a chance to be a part of an exciting, agile department that manages multiple priorities to deliver value to our customers. This fast-paced team has a finger on the pulse of some of our most transformational and innovative business priorities, working with multiple team members and stakeholders.

This is a great opportunity for students currently enrolled in a university degree in business, computer science, data analytics, project management, or related fields.

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Students pursuing a law degree are encouraged to bring their knowledge and talent to a team that enjoys a wide variety of work, plus the work-life balance that comes with an in-house legal team.

As an articling student, you'll provide support to lawyers within the department, preparing legal memoranda, conducting legal research, and drafting pleadings, motion records, facta, and other court documents. You may also make independent appearances in court when appropriate. From time to time, our articling students also handle small claims court matters from pleadings to trial.

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For students majoring in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field, this path includes opportunities within our corporate development, investments, analytics, procurement, corporate services, and reinsurance teams, along with our data enablement office.

Our finance team combines planning, analysis, and reporting to offer customized solutions and strategies for our clients and stakeholders, ensuring our daily operations support our corporate strategy and drive profitable growth.

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Human Resources

If you're working towards a degree or diploma focused on human resources, organizational behavior, or industrial relations, this path offers valuable experience that will deepen your understanding of human resources in a corporate setting.

As a valued member of one of our HR teams (Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, HR Operations, Employee Experience, or Total Rewards), you'll have the chance to develop leadership, project management, and relationship building skills.

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Our co-ops, interns, and new grads are considered the best candidates for our full-time, permanent positions.

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We offer co-op extensions, full-time opportunities for graduating co-ops, and learning and development for your future career.

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Take part in our employee groups, focused on women's empowerment, LGBTQ+, anti-racism and cultural equity, and environmental activism.

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We care about our environment, our communities, and our employees. Learn more about our ESG and giving programs .

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Engage in meaningful work helping our clients and communities adapt and thrive in times of need.

Hear from our co-op students

Definity has shown me what a truly inclusive workplace feels like, where I feel valued, supported, and included as part of a team.

The best part about my time at Definity has been collaborating with other departments to discover opportunities to better integrate sustainability and consideration for the environment throughout the organization.


My team was another reason why I enjoyed working at this job. They were always willing to take time out of their day to help me better understand tasks.

Everyone at Definity has been so friendly and welcoming, and the variety of work is great.

Economical is definitely a place I'd like to work in the future. I love the culture here. I like the emphasis it puts on the employee experience.

Student and new graduate F​​A​​Q​s

When do you offer co-op and internship opportunities?

We offer co-op and internship opportunities throughout the year, lasting from four to 16 months. We recruit three times a year, as follows:

  • Winter co-ops/internships are posted in September
  • Summer co-ops/internships are posted in January
  • Fall co-ops/internships are posted in May

What is the hiring process?

  1. Apply through the Definity careers website (in addition to your school's career portal if required).
  2. Applications are reviewed to find the candidate best suited for the role.
  3. If you're chosen as a potential candidate, a virtual interview will be set up directly through your school's portal, or an interview will be scheduled by our Campus Recruitment team.
  4. We follow your school's guidance when we issue an offer. Your application may go through a formal rank/match process through your school, or you may hear directly from our campus recruitment team.

What information is required during the application process?

You'll need to submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript.

What type of experience are you looking for?

Each role requires different criteria, but in general we're looking for well-rounded students who have previous co-op experience or who have gained experience through extracurricular activities. Tell us your story in your cover letter — we want to know about the whole you and why you would be a great asset to Definity!

Do you currently offer full-time roles to new graduates?

Yes, we hire new graduates every September. If you're recruited in September, your role will start in either May or September of the following year.

Who's eligible for full-time new graduate roles?

If you graduated from an accredited post-secondary institution within the last two years, you're eligible for our graduate roles.

What is the hiring process for new graduates?

You're encouraged to apply through the Definity Careers website in addition to your school's career portal. Applications will be reviewed, and selected candidates will undergo a virtual screening interview with the campus recruitment team, followed by a formal interview with the hiring team.

Ready to grow with us?

Learn more about our co-op and internship placements through your school's career centre, or contact our campus recruiting team at [email protected].

Find co-op openings or search our new grad postings.

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