Spreading Sunshine Since 1865

Our Purpose is to help Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier Lives

We Are Historic, Not Historical

It all started back in 1865 in Canada. By the 1880s, Sun Life was spreading its wings to enter the overseas markets, offering a wide range of protection and wealth management businesses. Today, Sun Life is a trusted financial security partner for millions of Clients across the world. We are supported by a strong network of advisers, third-party partners, and distributors. But all the credit of our success over the past 150 years goes to our workforce. Our people have withstood wars, economic crises, and natural disasters – never compromising on their corporate principles. And since like attracts like, our pursuit of excellence, integrity, innovation, engagement, Client focus, and value delivery attracts the best talent.

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150 years - Dean Connor

Watch Dean Connor, our President and CEO, walk through historical milestones that have shaped what Sun Life is today.


Strength and stability: Shining through

Sun Life ranks among the largest public companies in Canada and our financial strength ratings are some of the highest in the industry. Shares of Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) are listed on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges.

We are a well-diversified organization. We are balanced between protection and wealth businesses, are geographically diverse, and have a mix of individual, group and institutional Clients. Our robust risk management practices enable us to steer through market volatility and uncertainties, letting us help Clients through all market conditions.


Strong corporate governance: Upholding your confidence

From the beginning, ethics and integrity have been the cornerstones of our business. At Sun Life, we adhere to guidelines for consistent strong governance throughout the organization, from the   Code of Business Conduct that governs the behavior of every Sun Life Employee and advisor to disciplined risk management systems and rigorous information privacy and security programs.

Our Board of Directors oversees the management of the business and affairs of Sun Life, with each director contributing to the long-term success of the enterprise. Sun Life is recognized for its commitment to governance, sustainability and corporate citizenship.


We offer financial security at every step

Our broad range of protection and wealth products and services assure even the most anxious individuals, businesses, and institutions.

Here is the peek into our service lines:

  • Insurance. Life, health, wellness, disability, critical illness, stop-loss and long-term care insurance
  • Investments. Mutual funds, segregated funds, annuities and guaranteed investment products
  • Advice. Financial planning and retirement planning services
  • Asset management. Pooled funds, institutional portfolios and pension funds