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Actuarial Expert-Pricing Excellence-Remote or Hybrid

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may work from any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

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

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to take on the role of Actuarial Expert in our expanding Pricing Excellence team. In this role, you are responsible for leading development of best practices integration into processes and methods used by the actuarial team; you will function as an expert in actuarial methodologies and mentor actuarial staff at all levels in the understanding and use of these methods. You are familiar with regulation and legislations in all the jurisdictions in which we write business and ensure the methodologies used comply with such. You innovate on our current actuarial practices and effectively manage multiple high priority projects within a department.


Job Responsibilities

  • Analytical
    • High degree of mastery over accessing, selecting, and interpreting data.
    • Works independently.
    • Mastery over multiple types of analytical tools.
    • Evaluates procedures and processes, and recommend alternatives or improvements.
    • Subject matter expert on valuable analytical methods
    • Strong ability to innovate on complex projects
  • Process Improvement/Efficiency
    • Automates routine tasks to focus on high-leverage work items. 
    • Able to design and implement robust processes that make work easier for themselves and their peers.
    • Develops creative approaches to solve complex issues and assesses impacts of solution options
  • Industry
    • A leader in the actuarial community. May include teaching, volunteering, or authoring papers to advance actuarial knowledge. Brings that knowledge and experience to Wawanesa's actuarial community.
  • Commitment to Learning
    • Regularly shares their expertise with other actuaries at Wawanesa. Contributes to training materials. Facilitates opportunities for others to learn. Keeps up with their professional development opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Has a strong network inside and outside of Wawanesa. Leverages rapport with stakeholders to keep people up to date on key projects.
  • Project Management
    • Leads large-scale, complex and high-impact projects and initiatives across diverse project teams. Requires minimal oversight from management. Includes implementation of final product. Includes training and documentation of the project.
  • Mentorship
    • Actively contributes to the mentorship, training and development of actuarial analysts and sometimes managers
  • Coaching & Developing Others
    • Creates coaching opportunities with analysts and managers to improve their technical abilities.
    • Performs thoughtful and relevant peer-review at a high level.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or other related discipline
  • More than ten years of actuarial experience an asset
  • FCAS designation required
  • Communication/Building Relationships
    • Advanced communicator. People trust the communications of an expert.
    • Leaves behind useful and functional documentation on projects.
    • Strong negotiator and storyteller. Uses graphs and data in a way that supplements their arguments.
    • Persuasive with the conclusions from their work. Often presents their work to Director + level.
  • Computer/Programming Skills
    • Fully proficient with Excel, SQL, R, Python, or other specialized programs. 
    • Leverages the right program(s) for the job.
  • Problem solving
    • Excellent problem solver. Integrates knowledge from actuarial science, math, statistics, general business to solve advanced problems. Often working on the highest-priority problems for Wawanesa. May offer recommendations for what are the highest-priority problems for Wawanesa to solve.
  • Detail oriented
    • Others can trust that the Actuarial Expert has attended to the right details for their work. 
    • Attends to the right details for accuracy, reasonability, and consistency in their conclusions.
  • Time Management/Organization
    • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple concurrent assignments, both individually and as a leader of a group, in a timely manner while proactively keeping leader informed of progress
    • Develops effective and accurate timelines for project planning
  • Conflict Management/Teamwork
    • Ability to work efficiently and co-operatively in a team environment.
    • Ability to respectfully challenge status quo. 
    • Ability to draw out insights from other team members, leveraging the experience of the full team.
  • Actuarial Standards
    • Ensures team members are applying current industry and professional standards to requirements and decisions
    • Analyzes impact on team's work when changes are made to relevant standards and recommends appropriate actions


Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba's Top Employers for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work!

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

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. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

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