Compliance Specialist

Wawanesa Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders, who are our owners. As an employer, we provide an environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding. As a corporate citizen, we actively give back to organizations that strengthen communities where we operate, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.


We are currently looking for a Compliance Specialist to join our team.

The Compliance Specialist is a key player in Wawanesa’s compliance regime. This role contributes to Wawanesa’s success by reviewing applicable laws, regulations and best practices and provides advice and guidance to Wawanesa’s businesses. The Compliance Specialist also assists in the development and assessment of compliance program processes, procedures and tools to further enhance and refine Wawanesa’s compliance program, to achieve enterprise-wide objectives.

If you have experience in a compliance setting, ideally working for a federally regulated financial institution, with a background in legal or public policy matters who has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, we want to hear from you!


  • Advises the business with the development and implementation of compliance processes, procedures and tools to mitigate compliance risks for the business

  • Tracks compliance events and key activities through the compliance log and provide advice to first line of defense employees on dealing with compliance events

  • Leads the control effectiveness self-assessments conducted by the business, and follow up on management action plan items

  • Compiles and provides reports on compliance events and activities, and the overall state of compliance programs to various levels of senior leadership within the business

  • Identifies learning opportunities, coordinates training development and delivers training to the business on new or changed regulatory or other developments requiring compliance oversight

  • Develops and enhances business relationships by liaising with peers within the business, including employees involved in first line of defense compliance activities

  • Works with other members of the Ethics & Compliance group and business stakeholders to assist with the development of new compliance practices and processes, and enhancement of existing compliance practices and processes

  • Participates in special projects as assigned

  • Performs other duties as assigned