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Senior Actuarial Analyst - Pricing

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4P-2J4

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


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 through nine regional offices and 41 service offices 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, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Wawanesa is looking for an exceptional contributor to join our personal lines pricing team in either an Actuarial Analyst II or Senior Actuarial Analyst or Actuary role. You will contribute to the actuarial group based on work experience and knowledge from the actuarial exam system. You will mentor actuarial analysts while applying your knowledge to complex actuarial analysis in the pursuit of solving business issues and answering business questions. The Eastern Canada Personal Lines Pricing team is responsible for auto and property lines in Quebec and Maritimes provinces. The team has analysts in Winnipeg/Montreal, and collaborates with colleagues throughout the organization in order to serve our policyholders while achieving Wawanesa’s business goals. 


Peer Review/Mentoring

  • Train/coach staff on actuarial methods and actively share expertise with peers. Review analysis of others 

Actuarial Standards

  • Understanding of current industry and professional standards which impact decisions and indicate requirements

Data Collection

  • Research, extract, and manipulate complex data from all relevant sources. Identify relationships, problems/issues, and assess data quality

Actuarial/Statistical Methods

  • Perform analysis/reviews. Incorporate, understand and transfer knowledge of current methods
  • Identify and test underlying assumptions 
  • Prepare recommendations based on data summaries, trend analysis, financial analysis and business analysis
  • Evaluate procedures and processes and recommend alternatives and improvements


  • Evaluate existing processes to find areas for increased efficiency and opportunities for automation
  • Develop creative new approaches to problem solving

Regulation and Policies

  • Interpret government regulations and internal policies


Work Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years' prior work experience in insurance or related field


  • Undergraduate university degree in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics or other related field of study
  • Pursuing FCAS and have credit for the following from the CAS Syllabus of Education:
    • Preliminary Actuarial Exams & VEE Credits
    • Online Courses (Modules) 1 and 2
    • Minimum of three (3) Associateship/Fellowship Exams


Problem solving

  • Ability to apply knowledge of actuarial science, mathematics, probability, statistics, principles of finance and business to problems in insurance

Computer proficiency

  • Ability to translate problem solving methods and ideas to various computer languages efficiently and effectively
  • Understanding of database systems and how to interpret/extract data from those systems
  • Familiarity with Emblem and Radar an asset


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments in a timely manner
  • Adapt to change effectively and perform under pressure

Decision Making

  • Ability to understand the context of an issue and its impact on all areas of the organization

Teamwork and Leadership


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 employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

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

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.