Dennis County is a regional hub for the Financial sector in Western Manitoba with the Town of Virden as the major financial centre for Dennis County. Three of the six major Canadian banking institutions (CIBC, RBC, Scotia) have locations in Virden as do independent insurance and financial consulting firms such as Andrew Agencies and MNP. In addition, there are two credit unions that operate in Dennis County, Sunrise (Virden, Reston) and Vanguard (Kenton).
The financial sector in Dennis County primarily serves the local population and finds its strength in the region’s economic diversification; whether it’s serving those working in oil and gas, agriculture, or retail, the financial sector is always busy in Dennis County
Manitoba is home to a highly diversified financial services sector including firms that are leaders in property and casualty insurance, life insurance, mutual funds, wealth management, and leasing. The sector is supported by a highly skilled workforce of over 25,000 people, and world-class systems for information technology and communications.
Major financial and insurance firms that are headquartered in Manitoba include:
- Great-West Lifeco Inc. (Canada’s largest insurer);
- IGM Financial Inc. (Canada’s largest mutual fund distributor);
- Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company;
- Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (two of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurers).
Dennis County & Area, Major Employers in Finance
|SunRise Credit Union Ltd.||Virden and Reston||Banking|
|Andrew Agencies Ltd.||Virden and Reston||Insurance|
|VCU Financial Group Inc.||Virden||Insurance|
|CIBC||Virden and Elkhorn||Banking|
|MNP||Entire Region||Financial Consulting|
|Farm Credit Canada||Virden||Financial Services|
|Vanguard Credit Union||Kenton||Banking|