Canada Life

Canada Life helps promote the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians by meeting their financial security needs. As an Imagine Caring Company, supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, we donate a minimum of one per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and community organizations each year.

Through these donations, we help to build a brighter future for communities by providing financial support focused on education, health and wellness, arts, social services and community development. Our success comes by working directly with hundreds of national, regional and local community organizations, through our head office locations and our network of field offices across Canada.

The Canada Life Indigenous Student Awards

Ten $2,500 Awards will be distributed annually to post-secondary students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit and achievement who are studying either Business, Business Administration or Commerce, with a focus of either: Accounting Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, or Marketing & Communications at a recognized Canadian  post-secondary degree granting institution.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Business, Business Administration or Commerce, with a focus of either: Accounting Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, or Marketing & Communications.
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any
Other: Students from anywhere in Canada


Twelve $5,000 Awards will be distributed annually to post-secondary students in their second or third year of studies.  One of these Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for an internship at Canada Life.  The application process requires the submission of a letter answering the following questions, along with a letter of support:

  • Why have you chosen this field of study
  • What interests you about an internship with our company
  • What do you know about our company and history.

Donor will conduct formal interviews with recipients to finalize internship no later than March 15.  The successful intern will receive an additional $1,500.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Business, Business Administration or Commerce, with a focus of either: Accounting Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, or Marketing & Communications.
Level of Study: 2nd or 3rd Year
Indigenous Affiliation: Any
Other: Preference will be given to students from one of the following cities or provinces: Regina, SK, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, London, ON, Winnipeg, MB; plus opportunity for a paid summer internship in one of the following cities: Toronto, London, or Winnipeg.