Coop Student
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Winnipeg, MB
Our Story

We are proud to announce that Canada Life will become our company brand under which our three companies service – Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.

Together, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been in the business of keeping promises for over a century. The new Canada Life brand combines the strengths of all three – so we can better deliver on our purpose: To improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians.

This opportunity is located at our Data Center in St. Boniface Industrial Park (limited bus access). Our Data Center is open 24-7 and shifts will either be 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM or 8:00 PM – 8:00 AM. Students are required to be available on evenings and weekends.

Job Description:
Great-West Life presents a wide range of challenging career opportunities and offers a culture of professional development for committed students seeking to gain valuable, practical experience towards the start of their professional career within Information Services.

If you’re a self-starter, team player, love to problem solve, strong attention to detail skills along with strong communication skills, we encourage you to consider joining our company as an System Operations Support Specialist. We are looking for talented students for the 2018 Summer Co-op placement.

This exciting opportunity is located at our new 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art green Data Center in St. Boniface Industrial Park. It includes the best security features, designed to protect the integrity and security data from both unauthorized access and natural disasters.

Work in a team environment within the Corporate Data Center on a shift rotation basis.
Provide monitoring and analysis of operational systems using documents and procedures.
Provide incident/problem management on issues impacting service delivery as it relates to all systems, such as mainframe, client server, LAN\WAN, etc.
Provide 2nd level support to the Service Desk on calls relating to applications and system performance.
Provide 1st level after regular business hours support to clients, management and staff on calls relating to mainframe application, system performance and any tools being accessed.
Provide support by responding to, and report on, any physical security issue as it relates to Data Centre environment, as identified by personal observation, or by security staff.

Successful students are required to complete and clear our enhanced security screening process (includes criminal record check).
The location of the Great-West Life Data Center is in the St. Boniface Industrial Park (off Dugald Road). Bus schedules are extremely limited to this area. Students will require their own transportation to this location.
Our Data Center is open 24-7 and shifts will either be 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM or 8:00 PM – 8:00 AM. Students are required to be available on evenings and weekends.

Discover your opportunity….Apply today!

Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.