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L'Union Canadienne, compagnie d'assurances - Among the Best Employers in Canada!

Jan 30, 2007

MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - For the fourth consecutive year, L'UNION
CANADIENNE, COMPAGNIE D'ASSURANCES has ranked among the top employers in
Canada, according to The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine. This
year, the company placed among the 20 Best Employers in Canada in the new
category of small and medium businesses with between 50 and 399 employees.
The list of top Canadian employers is drawn up using the results of a
survey of the country's employees undertaken by Hewitt Associates. This year,
employees from over 120 companies voluntarily participated in the poll.
Two-thirds of L'UNION CANADIENNE's employees participated in this study.
A reliable information gathering tool, the survey allows the company to
evaluate its human resource management practices, which have a positive
influence on the business's development.
"We are very pleased to find ourselves on this very prestigious list once
again this year. This survey lets employees express themselves and declare
their commitment to L'UNION CANADIENNE, a company they appreciate and want to
make known," states Jean Vincent, L'UNION CANADIENNE's Senior Vice-President
and Chief Operating Officer.
Because of the survey's results, L'UNION CANADIENNE has learned which
elements are successful in serving to retain its employees, and identified
which aspects need to be adjusted so that its employees can continue to


Founded in 1943 by brokers, L'UNION CANADIENNE has a strong foothold in
the Property/Damage insurance market in Québec, with annual sales of nearly
$300 million. With over 380 employees, it underwrites insurance products for
individuals and businesses through a network of independent brokers located in
over 300 points of sale. Since 1999, it has been a member of The Co-operators
Group, the largest Canadian-owned Property/Casualty insurer.

For further information: Source: Chantal Lafond, Adviser Marketing Communications, L'UNION CANADIENNE, COMPAGNIE D'ASSURANCES, (514) 847-8000, extension 8039/1-800-363-6442,

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