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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I have been working at Western Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)
Vacation, Career Advancement, Benefit Packages, Inclusion of everyone
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
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Western Financial Group (Medicine Hat, AB).
I applied on line. Received a phone call to come in and do an interview in person. Then I was asked to do a quiz on line for HR. Very shortly there after I was hired and just as quickly started new position.