Johnston Group is a full-service Third Party Administrator and Payer with over $600 million in premiums currently under administration. We provide employee benefit solutions to 30,000 Canadian businesses and 250,000 plan members. We know our service is what separates us from the competition, so as we innovate and offer new programs to clients, we’re going to continue to listen first, stay flexible and put in the extra effort to make sure they feel like part of our family. We see a future where good businesses are not passed around between insurers, but instead have a partner with a “chair in their office” – someone they can count on to help take care of their employees in the best way possible.

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Johnston Group is proud to have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies every year since 2001. The country’s leading business awards program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, Canadian Business, Queen’s School of Business, and Toronto Stock Exchange, recognizes excellence in privately-owned and managed Canadian companies.

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Our Partners

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Johnston Group also proudly administers the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®, Canada’s #1 group benefit plan for small businesses. The Chambers Plan offers a wide range of fully insured products for groups with 1-35 employees.

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Another Johnston Group product, CINUP, provides a specialized employee benefits program to organizations with First Nations or Inuit employees. With a relationship- focused approach, CINUP has become a trusted name in Indigenous communities for many decades.

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Doing business to business, person to person. Payworks is a leading expert in the field of total workforce management solutions. Maximum Benefit and Payworks offer a real-time benefits and payroll integration service that is free to customers of both companies.

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Johnston Group is a founding member of the Third Party Administrators Association of Canada. TPAAC was introduced to establish guidelines and a code of professional conduct for our industry to protect the trust organizations place in us.

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Insurance is a community at its core: a group comes together to pool resources, so that
if any one member needs help, the group’s resources are available to them. We are a philanthropic organization and give generously to people and organizations – not for fame or accolades, but because we can afford to be generous in a community that we love.

Some of our community partners:

Children Hospital Foundation of Manitoba logo Graffiti Art Programming inc. logo Habitat for Humanity Manitoba Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre logo United Way Winnipeg logo Winnipeg Art Gallery logo