Oliver Wyman Selected as Top Employer for Young People in Canada

Feb 9, 2018

TORONTO, February 9, 2018 - Oliver Wyman has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2018 by Mediacorp Canada.

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition that recognizes the best workplaces for young people starting their careers. Each employer is evaluated in terms of their success in attracting and retaining young employees to their organizations based on the initiatives and programs they provide. These include a range of benefits, such as tuition assistance and the availability of co-op or work-study programs. These also include each employer’s mentorship, training, and career management programs, that help younger workers to advance faster in the organization.

“In the competition for talent, a key variable for millennials and Gen-Z is the ability to connect their work with greater meaning – that’s where winners of this year’s competition excel,” says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition. “Whether on a personal or professional level, the employers chosen for this year’s list provide opportunities for career growth and advancement – as well as opportunities to support broader social causes through community projects and volunteerism.”

Oliver Wyman was selected for several reasons including:

  • Oliver Wyman offers internships that typically range from 6 to 8 weeks and features a regional orientation, usually hosted in New York at the company's head office -- throughout the duration of their term, interns are staffed on client projects across North America, including Boston, Chicago, Montreal and San Francisco. 

  • Oliver Wyman provides a number of unique opportunities for employees to gain experience, including rotations with the firm's parent company, and non-profit fellowships, which allow employees to work with a non-profit organization for up to 6 months while receiving a stipend of up to 40% of their base salary. 

  • Oliver Wyman recently launched its third annual global innovation competition to encourage employees to develop new ideas to help clients -- 5 semi-finalists were flown to London to present their ideas to the company's leadership council and the winner received monetary compensation, as well as support to either publish or implement their idea.

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across nearly 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 4,700 professionals around the world who help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.

About Mediacorp Canada, Inc.

Based in Toronto, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is Canada’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. In 1999, Mediacorp has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions, including Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People competition. The 2018 winners of this year’s competition were published nationally in The Globe and Mail. Together with Willis Towers Watson, Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals. For more information, visit http://www.mediacorp.ca/. Follow Mediacorp on Twitter @top_employers.