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Underwriting Assistant

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

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

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 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.