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Student, Communications Specialist (Fall 2024) - First Nations, Inuit, or Métis Candidates


Sun Life

3d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Marketing
  • Waterloo
  • Quick Apply

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  • You need excellent written and verbal communication skills, content writing experience, creative design abilities, proficiency in Microsoft software, time management skills, initiative, a willingness to learn, and pursuing a related degree or diploma.
  • You will help plan and organize events, create communication materials, follow brand guidelines, and track schedules to support department initiatives.


  • What do you need to succeed?
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Past content writing experience using various media platforms (either for a company or personally)
  • Excellent creative design skills with some working knowledge of video animation (ie. Vyond, automation of powerpoint, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft business software in particular PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet numerous deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, be creative and work independently
  • Aptitude and willingness to learn
  • Working on/interested in a degree/diploma in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business or related discipline.


  • Help to plan and organize in person and virtual events to support the leaders within CTO
  • Create and leverage templates for communicating material through a variety of formats including PowerPoint, workplace posts, etc.
  • Leverage existing material following brand guidelines and templates.
  • Create internal branding/marketing communication materials to promote department initiatives.
  • Develop and track to a schedule with contact names to ensure repeatability and improvement


What is the term length for this position?

The term length for this position is 4 months, from September to December 20.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Indigenous Student Employment Program?

To be eligible for the Indigenous Student Employment Program, you must be an Indigenous person - First Nation, Métis, or Inuit (Inuk) and have a high school diploma or grade 12 equivalent.

What are some key responsibilities of the Communications Specialist role?

Some key responsibilities of the Communications Specialist role include planning and organizing events, creating communication materials, following brand guidelines, developing and tracking schedules, and leveraging various media platforms.

What skills are required to succeed in this role?

To succeed in this role, you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, past content writing experience, creative design skills, proficiency in Microsoft business software, ability to manage multiple priorities, initiative, creativity, and willingness to learn.

What are some benefits of participating in this program?

Participating in this program will help you enhance your communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills, develop relationship management and organizational skills, and increase your knowledge of business communication and the global insurance industry.

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Mission & Purpose

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organisation providing insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and businesses. The company's ultimate goal is to empower its clients to achieve lifetime financial security and well-being. Sun Life's purpose is to help people live healthier lives, protect what matters most to them, and prepare for a financially secure future. Through innovative products and personalised advice, Sun Life aims to make a positive difference in the lives of its customers and communities.