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Manager, Actuarial Pricing-National Initiatives

Date: Nov 19, 2021

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

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

The Manager, Actuarial Pricing – National Initiatives is responsible for leading an actuarial pricing team in developing and implementing national models, initiatives, and approaches for all P&C products, across all lines of business and regions.


Job Responsibilities

•    Lead new product development Pricing in collaboration with regional pricing and product teams.
•    Develop models and approaches to price P&C catastrophe risk across all perils, regions, and products.
•    Collaborate with Personal Insurance, Commercial Insurance Pricing and Product teams to coordinate timely and efficient implementation of national models and initiatives.
•    Optimize the usage of industry risk transfer mechanisms such as automobile insurance pools.
•    Develop and maintain rating structures and rates, inclusive of soliciting input from multiple areas of the company.
•    Provide oversight of actuarial analysis of insurance rates, rating procedures, and rating plans.
•    Prepare necessary regulatory filings, ensuring actuarial practices are consistent with accepted actuarial practice.
•    Assist with the implementation of approved refinements to current risk classification systems (rating plans), pricing models and ratemaking methodologies as appropriate to meet the organizational objectives.
•    Stay abreast of current accepted methodologies and new emerging methodologies in insurance pricing.
•    Ensure procedures are in place to collect the relevant data necessary for the pricing process and verify its availability, completeness, and accuracy.
•    Manage performance of direct reports inclusive of providing professional and technical guidance, and provide regular performance reviews.
•    Play an active role in the interpretation of data and statistical studies in the pricing area.
•    Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with regulators and professional associations.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.


•    Undergraduate university degree in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics, or other related field of study.
•    Extensive knowledge of current insurance pricing techniques.
•    Extensive knowledge of the Property Casualty insurance industry and insurance operations in general.
•    Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
•    Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to understand context and its impact on all issues
•    Identifies when something needs to be done and initiates action as required
•    Adapts to change effectively
•    Develops and implements comprehensive plans that bridge complex issues and span across time
•    Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate a vision
•    Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society an asset



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.