Property Underwriter/Farm Underwriter

We are looking for an experienced Property Underwriter or Farm Underwriter with a minimum of 3–5 years experience for our Alberta and Manitoba offices. This role can be work from home, hybrid, or in office.

The Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company was organized October 2, 1884, based on the underlying principles of security, integrity, hard work and personalized service. Over the years, we’ve made a lot of changes in the way we do business. We’ve expanded our products and services and built a reputation as one of the most responsive property and casualty insurers in Canada. But the underlying principles that guide our company -and the friendly, small town style of doing business- remain the same.

As a 100 per cent Canadian-owned mutual insurance company, the success of Portage Mutual depends upon serving policyholders with fairness, and showing genuine concern for their security. We do this by providing reasonably priced, flexible insurance products and by supporting our brokers with exemplary service.

At Portage Mutual, we believe that doing business with integrity never goes out of style. It is as important today as it was when we began over 138 years ago, and it is part of what makes Portage Mutual customers so loyal.

If you are:

  • detail and solution oriented;
  • organized and focused in a fast-paced environment;
  • working towards or successful completed your Chartered Insurance Professional Designation;
  • continually striving for success; then Portage Mutual is looking for you!

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in the underwriting function with the company or elsewhere in the property casualty business
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to multi-task, excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to deal effectively with others in a friendly, courteous and positive manner


  • Work well under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to travel to visit brokers as required

Essential Functions:

  • Committed to providing excellent customer service. Example: Answering calls and responding to inquiries, professionally and in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for processing policies. Example: Reviewing, evaluating, rating and processing new business, renewals, and revisions that are routine in nature for varied lines of insurance.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate with brokers, adjusters and co-workers in a friendly, courteous and professional manner
  2. Process new applications, endorsements, renewals, cancellations, declines and quotes
  3. Research and determine appropriate rates, apply applicable discounts and surcharges and calculate premiums
  4. Prepare related correspondences and maintain documentation as required
  5. Adhere to company policies and procedures which may be developed and implemented from time to time
  6. Perform other duties as assigned

Job Type:



  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care


8-hour shift, Monday to Friday


Property Underwriting: 3 years (required)