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Winter Co-op Student - Sales Assistant

  • Employer: iA Financial Group
  • Office: 522, University Avenue
  • City: Toronto
  • Province: Ontario
  • Job category: Internships and Student Employment
  • Job ID: JR10003924
  • Job type: Student Job Full time

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.


Reporting to the Group Service Manager, Ontario and Atlantic Canada, the role of a Sales Assistant is a fast paced, multifaceted and dynamic. Responsible for supporting two to three Account Executives and occasionally other leaders within the office the Sales Assistant manages variety of administrative tasks. The Sales Assistant collects and then compiles weekly and monthly sales reporting and provides to the Regional Director on a timely basis.  They assist in the preparation of finalist presentation material which could include revising a Power Point deck, preparing handouts, creating administration binders and more.  The Sales Assistant also has daily interaction with advisors and brokers and must be comfortable collecting information, problem solving and gathering responses from internal iA business partners, and then communicating that information back to the broker or advisor. 

The Sales Assistant acts as a vital member of the Toronto team as they are often called on to execute on last minute tasks and therefore must have an ability to prioritize and manager their time effectively.Assisting with the preparation of meeting material, expenses, filing, coordination of Agent of Record changes are other tasks regularly performed by the Sales Assistant.


  • Must be a university/college student
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player, client service oriented, shows initiative, strong problem-solving skills and organisational abilities, able to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Good working knowledge of all aspects of group benefit insurance

Working at iA Financial Group

We consider our employees to be our most important investment and we have a lot to offer them. Find out more about iA.

Our Commitment

iA Financial Group is committed to having an equal access employment program and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. Any use of the masculine form is to simplify the text and includes the feminine form.

Also, we are committed to fostering a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion. We can provide accommodation in our recruitment and selection processes to applicants with disabilities where required. Please contact your Recruiter, or send an email to