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Western Financial Group Overview

High River, AB
1001 to 5000 employees
1905
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Western Financial Group is a diversified insurance services company that is focused on creating security and has provided over one million Canadians the right protection for more than 100 years. Headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides personal and business ... Read more

Mission: Western began as a small-town business in High River, Alberta, where our local roots are strong. Our customers are our neighbours, and very often our friends. We will always be committed to the people and the communities where we live, work, and play. Our employees make daily ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Western Financial Group’s People & Culture team was named a 2018 Canadian HR Awards (CHRA) finalist. This recognition is both humbling and rewarding for staff across the organization. Western was named one of five nominees for the Canadian HR Team of the Year (Insurance or Finance).

    “It is an honour for this team to be included as a finalist among our industry counterparts,” Lisa Osachoff, Senior Vice President, People & Culture, said.

    “It shows that our Human Resources team, as part of our People & Culture department, strongly support the hearts and minds of all our employees across our organization. For me, I’m proud that our HR team works hard to support the mission, vision, and guiding principles of Western.”

    At Western, we congratulate our People & Culture team for being honoured as a top five nominee.

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Western Financial Group – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1996 by now Senator Scott Tannas, Western Financial Group is a diversified insurance company that serves more than one million customers across Canada. Headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides personal and business insurance through 178 office locations and affiliates.

The company’s proud history stretches back to 1905, with the creation of Hunt and Watt agencies in High River and its transformation into Hi-Alta agencies in 1950.

Western has been at your service for insurance through thick and thin, good times and bad. Since those early days, Western, in all its forms, has served over one million customers.

Day in and day out, our employees make decisions rooted in four guiding principles: Truthfulness, Fairness, Value and Loyalty. Your insurance peace of mind is our priority.

For customers, that means honesty and accountability from your skilled insurance experts; trust and loyalty; hard-earned knowledge of our business; and longstanding relationships with enduring value.

Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Trimont Financial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.

A Great Place to Work!

It's not just a job, it's the start of a career. We're 1900 employees strong and growing. Be a part of an established, reputable company with a friendly and respectful work environment in one of 117 communities across Western Canada. 

Truthfulness, Fairness, Value, Loyalty

We know that our people are our greatest assets. In fact, Western’s Guiding Principles were built on the qualities that we most admire in our employees. Truthfulness, Fairness, Value, Loyalty – they aren’t just words, they're the heart our business, the benchmark against which we measure our every decision, plan, and contract, and the foundation of our corporate culture.

Benefits and Compensation

Our preference is for team members who reside in our communities, who believe in strong relationships, and who align with our guiding principles.  In return, we provide our employees with:

  • Extensive opportunities to train and develop both professionally and personally

  • A comprehensive benefits package complete with a $500 Health Care Spending Account, 50% premium paid

  • Three weeks' vacation upon the first year of hiring plus paid personal days

  • Access to company-matched investment and savings programs

  • A competitive total compensation package made up of salary and performance-based incentives

If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team, please visit the Western Careers Portal to check out our exciting opportunities today!

Western Financial Group Reviews

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Vegreville, AB
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Vegreville, AB
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    I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation, Career Advancement, Benefit Packages, Inclusion of everyone

    Cons

    Caring too much for Clients, take things personally when we cant help them

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with your people on a daily basis, it helps keep them engaged

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Western Financial Group Photos

Western Financial Group photo of: Your insurance experts in Victoria
Western Financial Group photo of: Western employees took on the Manitoba Mud Run to support the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Western Financial Group photo of: We're delighted to have been recognized as the Best Insurance Office through the 2018 Battlefords Best of the Best awards. Thank you to our amazing clients and people of Western who voted.
Western Financial Group photo of: The Western Financial Group teams from our BC region were proud to be a champion sponsor to financially help transform the lives of university students.
Western Financial Group photo of: Held on the last Wednesday of May each year, Support The Cause is an annual fundraising event that supports the Western Communities Foundation.
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Western Financial Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Western Financial Group in January 2010.

    Interview

    not very complicated, I'm really not sure what else to write here, the interview was very basic. Upon being hired, it was paperwork to complete, and set up a personnel file

    Interview Questions

    • there really were no difficult questions, just basic common sense.   Answer Question
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Western Financial Group Awards & Accolades

  • Alberta's Top 65 Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., 2014

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