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Underwriting Technician, Specialty Lines, Commercial Insurance

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 30, 2021.

Underwriter Technician, Specialty Lines, Commercial Insurance


Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

We are evolving our Specialty capabilities by strengthening and building on our current product offering, with the goal of differentiating Economical in the Canadian marketplace. As part of the Specialty Lines team you will help deliver innovative and effective solutions to support profitable growth of our portfolio. Underwrite different types of transactions, including (but not limited to) renewals and policy changes depending on your level of authority. Work with the team to maintain a profitable insurance portfolio.

  • Develop and apply knowledge of product solutions, types of risks and Economical processes.
  • Provide exceptional service to broker/MGA partners in all interactions.
  • Contribute to the achievement of established service level agreements and operational service level agreements.
  • Liaise with broker/MGA and internal stakeholders to reconcile account discrepancies, manage inquiries and provide necessary documents as requested.
  • Ensure that insurance policies are priced according to company guidelines and that the rate is adequate in the relevant policy management system.
  • Processing bordereaux sent by MGAs and providing first line quality control to ensure risks eligibility.

What do you bring to the role?

  • Completed high school diploma and relevant work experience.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have post-secondary credential (s) or the CIP designation.
  • Atleast 1-2 year’s experience in a commercial underwriting support position.
  • Professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions, both with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to perform tasks well in a busy period and to maintain composure under pressure.
  • Team spirit and ability to adapt well to a changing environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.

We offer: 

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. 

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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