Mercer Canada | Careers: Why We Come to Work

Mercer Canada | Careers: Why We Come to Work


Why We Come to Work

Our Company Culture

Simply put, we come to work because we want to make a difference in people’s lives.

At Mercer, our purpose is to make a positive difference in people’s lives by helping advance their health, wealth and careers. Our fundamental values unite us as a firm — across offices and geographies, businesses and solutions, generations and cultures. More than 28,000 companies and their employees around the world thrive by engaging with Mercer because we believe:

  • People are at the heart of everything. They drive our innovation, our solutions and our passions.
  • The future is made in the actions we take today. Together, we have the power to create healthier, happier and more rewarding tomorrows.

This purpose unites our colleagues around the world, and these principles reflect our commitment to the individuals and families whose lives we impact every day.


Every day, in our work with clients and our relationships with each other, we demonstrate our Mercer PRIIDE values. These values form the foundation for our four strategic imperatives by which we run our business: Invest in Our People, Broaden Client Relationships, Improve Customer Experience and Deliver Profitable Growth.

  • Passion to win and be the best at what we do, reflected in our people, thought leadership, solutions and clients
  • Respect for diversity: listening to and collaborating with others, being inclusive and bringing the best ideas forward
  • Integrity in everything we do: knowing what is right and acting responsibly with our clients, colleagues and communities
  • Innovation that anticipates our client needs and reshapes the marketplace
  • Dedication to serving our clients with unparalleled quality and proven success
  • Empowerment to act like business owners and be accountable for our decisions

We Value Diversity

Respect for diversity is one of our core values. It’s so important to us that we have a strategy in place to increase the diversity of our workforce and make sure that every unique voice is heard. This is good for our business — diverse work teams tend to have greater success — and good for our colleagues. You know that you can bring your whole self to work every day and that you will be celebrated and appreciated for who you are.

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Which Business Resource Groups (BRGs) will you join? By participating in BRGs — communities of employees organized around a common diversity dimension — you can network, share views, learn from others and further your professional growth and development. All BRGs are open to all employees.


The Women@Mercer program aims to support and expand our global community of women's networks and promote Mercer's internal and external gender-diversity brand, in order to maximize Mercer's ability to recruit, develop, retain and advance female talent.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The Racial & Ethnic Diversity BRG works to help Mercer be the employer of choice for the best and brightest diverse talent. The group fosters an inclusive work environment where employees from diverse backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities can thrive as professionals and contribute to Mercer’s success.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (LGBTA)

Mercer’s LGBTA BRG is dedicated to helping Mercer realize the full value of the firm’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues while supporting Mercer’s strategic imperatives.

Rising Professionals

The Rising Professionals BRG connects, develops and empowers driven, ambitious and diverse colleagues through networking and programming for professional and developmental growth.

Accessibility and Inclusion at Mercer (AIM)

The mission of AIM is to enhance a culture of inclusion for people with disabilities or special needs by leveraging each employee’s unique abilities, as well as raising awareness, valuing differences, removing barriers and encouraging a workplace built on dignity, trust and respect. Membership is open to colleagues with disabilities, colleagues with family or friends with disabilities, and advocates and others who support the group’s mission.

Mercer Cares: Helping People Beyond Our Business

Mercer colleagues make a difference in their communities by mentoring youth, feeding the hungry, improving community health and the environment, helping the elderly and veterans, and more. The Mercer Cares BRG harnesses our people’s passion to make a meaningful impact in their communities through volunteering.

We make it easy for our colleagues to volunteer by offering one paid workday off each calendar year for volunteer service with a nonprofit or charitable organization.

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