Underwriter - Toronto

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At CNA, every person plays an important role in bringing nothing but the best to our customers. If you're looking for a career in a company that's evolving, has a great culture and amazing opportunities within the Insurance Industry, CNA is the clear choice. As part of the CNA team, you'll work with motivated team members who have pride in - and passion for - what they do. Guided by our core values, we remain steadfast to our commitment to career growth and development for all levels of team members so they may navigate their own future and grow with the company. We are deeply rooted in our history and bringing together the best minds in insurance.


  • Maintenance of renewal book of business.  Includes risk analysis, pricing, negotiating, setting terms, and referrals to management as necessary.
  • Submitting, negotiating, and referring reinsurance when required.
  • Review of claim and actuary reports taking underwriting action as required.
  • Manage all premiums including renewals and endorsements within corporate guidelines
  • Complete underwriting reports, review and follow-up on recommendations of inspections, and analyze loss experience
  • Portfolio management of existing accounts to ensure targeted profitability and renewal retention
  • Ensure all renewals are properly documented to required standards.
  • Develop and manage relationships with broker partners.  Complete sales calls and assist in development of joint sales plans utilizing Salesforce.
  • Perform and execute on underwriting audit action items, as required.
  • Ensure service standards for document handling and workflow is appropriate and timely for business unit.


  • University degree, combined with CIP designation (or progress towards completion), 3 - 5 years of commercial property and casualty, including auto, underwriting experience;
  • Familiarity with the Ontario market as well as prior Construction and Manufacturing experience is considered an asset.
  • Strong marketing skills to ensure profitable growth of a book of business.
  • Must have familiarity with the brokers in the community and expertise and knowledge of distribution and the competitive market environment.
  • Customer service focused. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, interpretation, 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, making sound underwriting decisions with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software.

At CNA, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process or upon hire, please inform Human Resources. If a selected applicant requests accommodation during the recruitment process, CNA will consult with the applicant in order to provide suitable accommodation that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

Only selected candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.