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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Personal Lines Underwriter

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company was established in 1896, in the small village of Wawanesa Manitoba. The venture began small, but quickly picked up speed as more policies were written. By 1960, The Wawanesa Life Insurance Company was established, and operations expanded to various provinces across Canada. Today, we conduct business all across Canada, California, and Oregon, and offer an assortment of property, auto, commercial, and life products. Our combined assets total more than 5 billion, and our annual premiums exceed 2 billion. As a policyholder owned company we offer great stability, lots of opportunity for growth, and most importantly a work environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding. We provide our employees with fully competitive compensation packages that include competitive salaries, profit sharing plan, education assistance, and extended health benefits. We are always looking for new talent, and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Job Description

Working under general supervision and with the opportunity to join an exciting new team, the Underwriter is responsible for analyzing the acceptability of low complexity business with low to moderate premium volume according to company guidelines by working collaboratively with our sales force and providing value added expertise and service to both potential and existing policyholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform risk analysis using technology as well as external data sources for the purposes of quoting, negotiating and authorizing the acceptance of risk.  
  • Maintain accurate records of decisions made and maintain completeness of policy data. 
  • Communicate decisions, and respond to requests in a prompt and professional manner. 
  • Learn to understand rating procedures, wordings, underwriting policies and regulations. 
  • Handle work assignments, including calls, efficiently. 
  • Work effectively towards the goals of the team. 
  • Build positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including networking at industry events. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary education or related business experience.  
  • Willingness to enroll in, or actively pursuing a Property and Casualty Industry Designation.  
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems/software.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.  
  • Strong decision making skills with the ability to provide justification. 
  • Strong customer service skills. 
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills with the ability to prioritize daily tasks.
  • Previous experience training others in software systems would be a definite asset.
  • Great communicator, able to convey information in a very understandable and relatable fashion. 

Contact Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Leah Peric
HR Coordinator
Posting Date: 11-Apr-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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