TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is proud to be recognized once again as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017. This is the second year Intact Financial is receiving the prestigious honour for its exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. "We are delighted to be in the Top 100 again this year. We take an active role in our employees' professional development and are deliberate about cultivating a work environment that actively encourages employees to develop their careers to help them reach their full potential," said Denise Thompson, Vice President, Human Capital Management, Intact Financial Corporation. "A big part of our promise to employees revolves around creating opportunities for them to advance their skills and their careers." Intact Financial invests over $9 million towards the training and development of its employees every year. Hiring for tomorrow's needs Intact Financial is continuing in its search for top talent, and is looking to hire traditional as well as non-traditional insurance roles. "We filled 2,300 roles last year. While we hire a large number of insurance experts and customer service representatives each year, we are also recruiting data scientists, software engineers and a geomatician," added Thompson. "That's a direct result of our relentless commitment to innovation. We are building the best team to meet the changing needs of customers." Earlier this year, Intact Insurance announced that it plans to hire about 150 professionals across Canada over the next few years, to support the growth of its commercial lines specialty solutions business.