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Date: May 7, 2024

Location: North York - Toronto, ON (Hybr, CA Kitchener, ON (Hybrid), CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 8039

Working Business Language: English

Salary: At Wawanesa, salary is only one component of a holistic, comprehensive and competitive offering that we provide to our employees. In addition to salary, full-time and part-time permanent employees are eligible for an annual bonus plan, leave of absence top-up programs and provided with generous vacation time, personal days, premium free benefits and pension plan.

The salary offered for this role is determined with consideration to various factors, including but not limited to: your work location, local labour market conditions, external market salary data, internal pay equity and the knowledge, skills, experience and anticipated proficiency in the role. The salary offered is estimated to be within the following range: $50,000 - $60,000. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are still... encouraged to apply.

About Us

At Wawanesa, we’re proud to offer a hybrid work environment that offers flexibility to our employees in balancing in-office (2 days per week OR 15 hours per week in a Wawanesa office) and remote work. You may work from any of the following locations: Toronto, ON or Kitchener, ON.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (“Wawanesa Mutual”), founded in 1896, is one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with over $3.5 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10 billion (CAD). Wawanesa Mutual, with its National Headquarters in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada, and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than 1.7 million members in Canada, and we are home to more than 3,600 employees distributed across the Canadian regions and communities where we operate. We give back to organizations that strengthen communities, donating more than $3.5 million annually to charitable organizations, including over $2 million annually in support of people on the front lines of climate change. To learn more visit wawanesa.com.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

Working under general supervision, the Underwriting Assistant is responsible for providing general office support to the underwriting department while providing a superior service experience.

Job Responsibilities
• Perform data entry activities.
• Assist with customer inquiries; including payment processing where applicable.
• Distribute of work to underwriters.
• Perform follow up activities for policy transactions.
• Prepare, sort and distribute of incoming and outgoing mail.
• Perform daily filing activities.
• Provide switchboard and reception relief.
• Ensure all resource materials are kept up to date, including training materials.
• Work effectively towards the goals of the team.
• Build positive working relationships with internal and external parties.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• High School diploma.
• Post-secondary education an asset.
• Willingness to enroll in a Property and Casualty Industry Designation or certificate.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Demonstrated attention to detail with an eye for accuracy.
• Demonstrated customer service skills.
• Demonstrated communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize daily tasks.

Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba’s Top Employers, a Kincentric Best Employer in Canada and a Forbes Best Employer in Canada recognizing an exceptional place to work!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Disability or medical-related accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations may contact, in confidence, [email protected].

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

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