Train moving fast through a tunnel

Welcome to Munich Re

    alt txt



    Company History

    Munich Re's history as one of the world's leading reinsurers has been well documented. Munich Re: The Company History 1880-1980 is a book by historians Johannes Bähr and Christopher Kopper about our corporate history. From the company's founding in 1880 and through the years of challenges it has faced, especially as a result of the two world wars, it is an excellent resource for learning more about our head office and international organization. The book is available for order in Hardcover format, or can be downloaded as a e-book here (PDF, 30 MB).

    Our Brand

    Tackling the major challenges of the future is something we have been doing for more than 130 years. As a reinsurance company, we operate internationally and apply a range of disciplines to produce concepts that make tomorrow's world insurable. Our recipe for success is to anticipate risks and deliver needs-based solutions. We are determined to find a solution to every problem, which is why we strongly believe in saying “Not if, But How”.

    Our Business

    Munich Re entered the Canadian reinsurance market in 1957. Today, our Life and Health reinsurance team serves clients across Canada and in the Caribbean from offices in Toronto and Montreal. We are a leading reinsurer in Canada in all lines of Life and Health reinsurance.

    Important Forms

    There are a number of important forms for you to review and complete when joining a new organization. To make this process smoother (and save a few trees while we're at it!), we've enabled electronic signatures for many of our documents. This allows you to review, sign and submit your required documentation from the comfort of your home, and ensure all of your paperwork is completed on a timely basis.

    What to Expect

    On Your First Day


    At Munich Re, we want to ensure that every employee has a warm welcome on their first day. We realize that new employees may be overwhelmed with paperwork and lengthy presentations, which is why we have put together an enjoyable and exciting first week for you.

    On day one, you will be the center of attention at Munich Re! You will have a chance to meet with your team and familiarize yourself with the company culture and get to know your Human Resources partners. An orientation presentation will be held in the morning to learn more about Munich Re. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to meet with your People Manager to address any questions that you may have. A company announcement will be displayed on our digital signage to officially welcome you and inform our entire Munich Re community of your new role with us. 

    Your First Week


    The first few weeks will be focused on making sure you have everything you need to settle in comfortably and get up to speed in your new role. You can expect:


    • A tour of the building and facilities.
    • Your People Manager to set up a series of one-on-one meetings with you to review your job responsibilities, work expectations and professional goals.
    • Our Human Resources partners to provide you with a complete overview of the services and benefits available to you, as well as general policies and procedures.
    • To be partnered with a peer to act as a friendly and accessible resource during your transition.
    • Training and development workshops that you will have the opportunity to attend.
    • A business orientation to help you better understand how your job role fits into the bigger picture of the overall business, you will also be provided with a business orientation.

    We believe in investing in our employees and ensuring you have a smooth transition to our company. We look forward to having you on board. 


    As a new employee we understand that you will probably have questions on your mind about our company and work policies. Visit our FAQ section to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by new employees.

    Key Conversations

    Your relationship with your People Manager will be built through a continuing dialogue. Your discussions will begin before you accept the new position and continue into your transition and beyond. To help you make a smooth transition, here are five ‘key conversations’ that will help you engage with your People Manager and begin developing a facilitative and collaborative professional relationship.


    Don't forget to update your LinkedIn profile! Follow our company page as well for exciting updates about Munich Re