Standard Life (Canada)

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada (also known as Standard Life) was an investment, retirement and financial protection company and is now part of Manulife Financial.[1]

Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada
TypeSubsidiary of (Manulife)
IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
Charles Guay (President & CEO)
Number of employees


Standard Life first established a presence in Canada through John George Irvine, who took an agency in Quebec in 1834.[2]Spencer Campbell Thomson, son of the manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, visited Canada in 1882 and approved a new Canadian head office in St James Street.[3]

On January 30, 2015, the Canadian operations of Standard Life plc joined Manulife.[1]


  1. ^ a b Melnitzer, Julius (January 30, 2015). "Manulife acquisition of Standard Life wins strong market support | Financial Post". Financial Post.
  2. ^ Moss, Michael S. (2000). Standard Life, 1825-2000 : the building of Europe's largest mutual life company. Mainstream Pub. p. 38. ISBN 1-84018-290-3. OCLC 43376705.
  3. ^ Moss 2000, p.128

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