Quick facts about Desjardins

Quick facts about Desjardins

The leading financial cooperative
in North America

It's all about people

  • 7.5 million members and clients
  • 53,783 employees
  • 2,517 directors
  • Ranked among the top 100 employers in Canada by Mediacorp in 2021
  • 1st caisse founded in 1900 by Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins
  • 1 Youth Advisory Board with 12 young members ages 18–35

Desjardins is the financial institution with the largest regional presence in Quebec and is well established in Ontario.

Desjardins’s presence in Quebec and Ontario

  • 215 caisses
  • 782 points of service
  • 75 Desjardins Business centres
  • 1,679 ATMs, the largest network in Quebec

Services across Canada and around the world

  • Only financial institution established in 141 towns and villages
  • Business entities and units offering a full range of financial and insurance services in Canada
  • Active in some 30 developing and emerging countries through Développement international Desjardins (DID)
  • Pioneer and leader in online and mobile banking services in Quebec

Business sectors

  • Personal and business services
  • Wealth management and life and health insurance
  • Damage insurance


$397.1 billion in total assets

$2,942 millionin surplus earnings after taxes and before member dividends

21.1% tier 1A capital ratio

$514 millionreturned to members and the community

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Data as at December 31, 2021, unless otherwise indicated.

  1. In accordance with the guideline on Capital Adequacy Guideline - Financial services cooperatives issued by the AMF.
  2. For more information on non generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures and supplemental financial measures, see “Non-GAAP financial measures and other financial measures” section of Desjardins Group's 2021 annual MD&A which is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com (under the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec profile). Non-GAAP financial measures used by Desjardins Group, and which do not have a standardized definition, are not directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies, and may not be directly comparable to any GAAP measures.