Company recognized for compassionate leave and ongoing education support

CHES Special Risk has been named Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employer for the fourth year in a row.

Benefits and programs that make a difference

Canada’s Top SME Employers award is presented annually by evaluating companies based on their workplace practices, culture, and team benefits. CHES Special Risk was selected as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers (2023) for the following reasons.

  • Compassionate Leave Top-Up: CHES Special provides compassionate leave top-up to 100 percent of its people’s salary for up to four weeks.
  • Ongoing Education and Bonuses: CHES Special Risk invests in ongoing education with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, as well as financial bonuses as a reward for some course completion.
  • Maternity and Parental Leave Top-Up: CHES Special Risk supports its new moms, dads, and adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (up to 75 percent of salary for 17 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence, along with phased-in options when ready to come back to work.

Team members: CHES’s most valuable assets

“We are incredibly proud to be named Canada’s Top SME yet again,” said Gary Hirst, CEO of CHES Special Risk. Hirst added that the company will continue to invest in its team members and their well-being, ensuring that they have the resources and support they need to succeed.

“We believe that investing in our team members is key to our success as a company,” said Hirst. “We are committed to providing our team with the resources and support they need to thrive in their careers and make a positive impact in the industry.”

Ingredients in CHES’s recipe for success

As Canada’s Top SME Employer for four years running, CHES Special Risk is an example of how investing in employees pays off productivity, loyalty, and company success. Its approach to employee care, ongoing support for education and family needs, and commitment to creating a positive and supportive work environment have all been vital ingredients in its recipe for success.

Leading MGA in Canada

CHES Special Risk has a long-standing reputation as a leading MGA in Canada, offering a wide range of specialty products and services to brokers and clients across the country. The company’s continued success in the industry is a result of its focus on innovation, customer service, and team engagement.

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My experience working with Ches and specifically Alex Blair Johns has been first class. In the midst of a hardening market, Ches has demonstrated to me that they are a partner committed to serve the Brokerage community and its Clients by positioning themselves as a solutions oriented leader.

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Over all it's a very good company. I have brought Life science insurance from them and I am very much happy with them.

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CHES is a company that cares about the development of its employees and ensures that it brings real added value to its customers!

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