Beneva’s inaugural work-study program a resounding success: Students hired and program extended two more sessions

June 27, 2024

Quebec City, June 27, 2024—Beneva proudly announced that the first-ever graduating class of its P&C insurance work-study program, which is offered at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy and in collaboration with the Coalition pour une relève en assurance de dommages (Coalition), passed with flying colours. The students not only successfully completed the course but also joined Beneva’s ranks, an important step in their professional career.

For Beneva, the purpose of this innovatory initiative is to provide quality training and job opportunities to talented individuals showing lots of potential. The success of the first graduating class is not only proof that the program has promise, but of Beneva’s commitment to skills development.

“We are very pleased with our inaugural graduating class. The students’ determination, commitment and passion cannot be overstated. We are thrilled to welcome them aboard and firmly believe that they will contribute to our company’s continued success,” said David Fortier, Vice-President - Direct Sales and Loyalty in Beneva’s P&C Insurance sector. “This initiative is not just about growth objectives at P&C, it’s about providing higher quality service to clients."

Given the success of the work-study program, Beneva renewed it for two more sessions. This means that two more graduating classes of students will be given the chance to get high quality, paid training with the option of future employment in the company upon obtaining their Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS).

Beneva, Cégep de Sainte-Foy and the Coalition created this work-study program to provide online training that is recognized by the AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) for people who are looking to embark on a career in insurance.

About Beneva

Created by the coming together of La Capitale and SSQ Insurance, Beneva is the largest insurance mutual in Canada with more than 3.5 million members and customers. Beneva employs over 5,500 dedicated employees: people looking out for people. Its human approach is rooted in mutualist values that are shared by its employees. With $25.2 billion in assets, Beneva positions itself as a major player in the insurance and financial services industry. Its head office is located in Quebec City.

About Cégep de Sainte-Foy

Cégep de Sainte-Foy enrolls nearly 11,000 students in regular classes or vocational training, making it the school with highest attendance in the Quebec City region. Its many programs, dedicated teachers, active sports, social and cultural life as well as the breadth of its educational services make Cégep de Sainte-Foy a leader among colleges.

About the Coalition pour une relève en assurance de dommages

The mission of the Coalition and its members is to innovate in order to attract, engage and ensure ongoing succession planning in the P&C insurance industry. The Coalition is behind Quebec’s work-study program that began in 2022. P&C insurance companies and potential students can learn more about current or upcoming classes at pretassurancedommages.com (This hyperlink will open in a new tab). (French only).