Allstate Canada named Best Employer in the GTA

Markham, November 29, 2012 – Allstate Insurance Company of Canada has been
listed as one of 2013’s Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area, as featured in the
Toronto Star. The annual ranking identifies companies with the highest employee

“We were honoured to be named as one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2013 last
month, so recognition as one of the top employers in the GTA is icing on the cake,” says
John O’Donnell, president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “The fact
that these studies measure engagement of employees makes it particularly special for
us as well, because we’ve all worked hard to create a strong, healthy culture and work
environment. All of our employees can be proud.”

Those eligible for the GTA list are drawn from participants in Aon Hewitt’s 2013 national
Best Employers studies. All organizations are headquartered in the GTA and/or have a
significant employee population working in the GTA. Once the location requirement is
determined, Aon Hewitt then looks at the overall employee engagement scores, using
the results from the national study.

According to Aon Hewitt, employees are engaged when they speak positively about the
organization to others, are committed to remaining with their current employer, and are
motivated by their organizations’ leaders, managers, culture and values to do the very
best job possible to contribute to business success.

For more information on the Best Employer studies, visit

About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country’s leading producers and
distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The
company strives to keep its customers in “Good Hands®” as well as its employees, and
has recently been listed on the Best Employers in Canada list. Allstate Canada is
committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and
has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD
Canada), United Way and Junior Achievement. In 2010, Allstate Canada, in partnership
with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), created the Allstate All-
Canadians program, a mentorship program designed to create future community leaders
through the sport of hockey. Learn more about this program at
To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit