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Senior Actuarial Analyst

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5

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 will decide whether your preference is to work from home, work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over 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


Wawanesa Insurance is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Insurance Risk Management team in either an Actuarial Analyst II or Senior Actuarial Analyst role.


Working under minimal supervision, the Senior Actuarial Analyst of Insurance Risk Management contributes to the accurate and timely measurement, monitoring, reporting and control of enterprise-wide insurance risks and associated escalation and governance process. 



Insurance Risk Management
•    Provides oversight and challenge related to effectiveness and consistency of enterprise-wide insurance risks and actuarial practices including evaluating the design, pricing and valuation of the insurance products.

Actuarial and Statistical Methods
•    Performs independent rate indications and reserving valuations of major business lines. 
•    Supports the process buildout for the independent indication, reserving and reinsurance review.
•    Supports the review of key insurance risk models, including actuarial, budget and forecasting, and insurance risk capital models.

Efficiency and Effectiveness
•    Collaborates with other members of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team to continuously enhance risk management practices and achieve ERM objectives
•    Supports the development, maintenance and continual enhancement of the insurance risk measurement and reporting framework, related central data repository and reporting.

Regulation and Policies
•    Maintains the set of key risk indicators and dashboard reporting used for monitoring against management and Board-approved limits

Build Business Acumen
•    Understanding the insurance mechanism in general, as well as how it works at Wawanesa
•    Perform other duties as assigned/requested by the manager/director


•    Undergraduate university degree in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics or other related field of study
•    Pursuing ACAS or FCAS with a minimum of 6 Associateship Exams and VEE Credits
•    Minimum of 4 years’  prior full time/co-op work experience in insurance or related field

•    Working programming knowledge of VBA and R is an asset.
•    Experience in reserving considered an asset
•    Ability to learn quickly and independently.
•    Ability to ask effective questions to elicit detailed and relevant information
•    Solution-oriented with a willingness to handle opposing views and find common ground.
•    Collaborates well in a team environment, and capable of working with high degree of autonomy.
•    Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
•    Leadership skills to successfully manage projects and mentor/coach colleagues.




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,

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