Our people


At IGM we work continually to be a standout employer that fosters a strong, inclusive and progressive culture for our people — a place where individuals can grow their careers and do their best for clients, communities and one another.

We’re proud of the work we have done to support our people and to build a high-performance culture that drives strong business results. And these efforts were recognized externally as well. We’re very proud to once again be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2024, and in 2023 one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and one of Manitoba’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada in its annual ranking of companies that provide an outstanding workplace for their employees.

To drive our collective success, we continued to evolve our work model to allow employees to thrive while building relationships with one another and connecting with clients in a meaningful way. Our employees responded positively, with our annual engagement survey results ranking support for work/life balance at an impressive 89%.


Survey results

Our people told us how proud they are to work for IGM, with the highest employee engagement scores in our annual survey going to our People Leaders and our DEI and Sustainability initiatives, which continue to rank above external benchmarks.

Here are some highlights from our annual employee engagement survey:

89% say IGM creates an environment where people with diverse backgrounds can succeed

88% believe everyone on their team is able to succeed to their fullest potential at IGM, no matter who they are

84% feel IGM is committed to sustainability in our business, and in products and services to clients

89% believe their people leader supports their efforts to balance their work and personal life

78%  overall employee engagement score – higher than Canadian and global benchmarks


These results are consistent with our advisor and client surveys which remained stable or were up during the past year, showing the link between engaged employees and the people we support.


Inclusive workplace

Nurture a culture of allyship and inclusive leadership

Diverse talent

Attract, develop, retain and accelerate

Clients and brand

Leverage DEI in the marketplace


Diversity, equity, inclusion

In 2023, we entered the third year of our drive to advance DEI across the financial services industry. The impact of our people leaders’ plans to advance DEI within their teams are reflected in our exceptional survey results above and are a testament to the progress and commitment to DEI across the organization. Our executive council, DEI Centre of Excellence and seven Business Resource Groups (BRGs) also helped us execute our three-pillar strategy.


2023 highlights:

  • Continued growth and participation in our seven employee-led BRGs with programming and activities to support members and foster learning and engagement. Through our 2SLGBTQIA+, Black, diverseABILITIES, Green, Indigenous, Pan-Asian and Women BRGs, our people find community through programming and initiatives that align with our overall DEI strategy and business priorities.
  • 1,300 employees completed 4 Seasons of Reconciliation training and took time to reflect and honor Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Launched a new Mentorship Program specifically with our Black BRG, aimed at developing and advancing our Black talent.