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Catastrophe Adjuster

Date: May 1, 2022

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3G 0R5 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 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. 

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


Working under minimal supervision, the Catastrophe Adjuster will respond to catastrophe events by traveling to impacted regions to provide initial adjusting, as well as inspection and estimation of both residential and commercial catastrophe property losses using estimating software. The Catastrophe Adjuster will have the ability to travel across Canada, for potentially extensive periods of time. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Inspect, evaluate and write property estimates pertaining to physical damage to property
  • Maintain excellent knowledge and understanding of policy coverage, determining coverage and explaining coverages to insureds
  • Communicate with contractors, adjusters and insureds to ensure accuracy and completeness of estimates
  • Keep accurate notes/documentation, ensuring the system of record is up to date and comprehensive
  • Provide feedback on a timely basis to ensure all required parties are informed
  • Attend technical upgrading courses and keep abreast of industry advancements such as property repair procedures and materials
  • Recognize and provide recommendations as to when experts such as engineers and contents evaluation firms are required
  • Claims handling in various regions during downtime
  • Perform other duties as required


  • 3 years’ experience property field adjusting, with strong knowledge and experience in the creation/analysis of property repair estimates (Xactware)
  • Ability to qualify for and maintain a New Brunswick Adjusters license
  • Valid Driver’s license, with satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to travel within Canada on short notice, potentially for extensive periods of time
  • Ability to work overtime hours in the case of a catastrophic event
  • Strong ability to adapt to new and changing situations, requirements, and priorities
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to facilitate collaboration
  • Solid communication skills with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner and communicate at the right level for the audience.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize appropriately.
  • Strong negotiation and settlement skills
  • Strong client service orientation, with the ability to proactively anticipate needs and to act as an advisor.





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.

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