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CNA Canada

Underwriting Position - Marine


Downtown (Financial District)1506752

Company Information

CNA is a leader in the professional liability insurance market and has provided essential insurance to businesses for more than 100 years. We are respected worldwide as experts in understanding risks with an innovative portfolio of products and services. Strong, smart, and focused, CNA is well positioned to serve our insureds and provide a trusted, consistent market for our agents and brokers. Our focus has been on professionalism, a set of core values, and commitment to our customers and distributors.

Our products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property-casualty coverages. CNA services include risk management, information services, underwriting, and claims administration.

CNA Canada has five strategically placed offices in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver making our friendly and knowledgeable staff easily accessible to our customers. Our support network extends across the world from North America to Asia allowing CNA to accommodate our customers as they expand operations globally.

Our comprehensive approach to insurance opens doors to an array of career opportunities. We offer an environment that challenges you to learn, to use your imagination and to gain professional qualifications in a company where you are part of a team pursuing common goals. We believe that our talented team of skilled employees, coupled with our knowledgeable distribution partners, places us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We are committed to quality; approach every challenge as an opportunity and put our customers first every step of the way.

Job Description

We are seeking an individual with a minimum of two years marine underwriting, motor truck cargo underwriting or broking experience. Such experience could be in cargo, hull, marine liability, transportation liability or a combination of these lines of business.

Reporting to the Marine Manager, the responsibilities will be adapted to the experience level of the successful candidate and will include timely and accurate underwriting of a renewal book including issuance of endorsements and policies, and providing high level support to the underwriting department. The role may also include new business development for an assigned broker group.



  • Work directly with brokers to negotiate, underwrite and price renewals and endorsements within designated authority. When outside of authority refer to the next underwriting level for approval.
  • Issue documentation such as Policies, Endorsements and Certificates as required.

  • Manage all premiums including new business, renewals and endorsements within corporate guidelines.

  • Complete underwriting reports, order inspections, review and follow-up on recommendations of inspections, and analyze loss experience.

  • Work with underwriters to ensure all new business is properly documented and the E-file integrity is maintained for all accounts, including renewals.

  • Update price monitor report.

  • Manage broker communications as required.

  • May assist underwriters with underwriting new business.



  •  College diploma or equivalent business experience between 2 - 4 years commercial Property and Casualty or Marine insurance experience.
  • Progress towards completion of CIP designation is desired.

  • A proven track record in customer service coupled with excellent interpersonal skills.   Preferred candidates will possess either an underwriting or broking background.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills. Must be detail oriented.

  • Ability to conceptualize details and develop action plans for problem solving and decision making.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment with limited supervision

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software.


Only selected candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

Contact Information

CNA Canada
Josie Lee
HR Business Partner
Posting Date: 17-Apr-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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