Commercial Underwriter - Property & Casualty (Intermediate to Senior)

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Job Overview

Wawanesa is growing and is currently looking for Intermediate to Senior Underwriters for current needs. We invite you to join us by applying in our pool of candidates.

Working under general supervision, an Underwriter – Commercial Lines 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.  

Job 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.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Underwriting Commercial Insurance.
  • Willingness to enroll in, or actively pursuing a Property and Casualty Industry Designation (CIP).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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.


Additional Information

  • Underwriting Levels: Intermediate and Senior
  • Business: Commercial Lines
  • Field of expertise: Property & Casualty (P&C)
  • Status: Full-time 
  • Number of hours a week: 37.5 
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday during core business hours (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Locations: North York or Kitchener office