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Talent Sourcer

Date: Apr 29, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1

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 (remote), 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

As a Talent Acquisition team member and part of the greater People & Culture team, the Talent Sourcer is focused on sourcing both passive and hidden talent through a variety of channels for Wawanesa’s current, prospective, strategic and diversity hiring needs across North America. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition Specialists to execute on their talent acquisition strategy for hard-to-find talent. 
  • Research, identify, engage, and nurture top talent in traditional, creative, and innovative ways on the web, social media and professional networks.
  • Conduct reach-outs by email and phone that inspire job candidates to learn more about Wawanesa and our respective job opportunities.
  • Constantly seek out and implement new ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the sourcing processes.
  • Review and measure the impact of various sourcing methods/channels to substantiate success and opportunity gaps, measure candidate conversion rates.
  • Build and maintain ongoing candidate pipelines to support hiring goals.
  • Be a trusted partner by presenting sourcing insights to internal stakeholders as a means to deliver qualified talent and develop talent and recruiting acumen amongst stakeholders. 
  • Initiate innovative sourcing strategies that delivers new pipelines of internal and external talent.
  • Build and maintain a network of potential candidates through proactive market research and ongoing relationship management.
  • Promote our employer brand online through content and activity driving job candidates to take notice of Wawanesa’s Employer Value Proposition. 
  • Identify and work with Recruiting Administrator on implementing enhancements or processes.
  • Obtain and leverage competitive intelligence to improve targeted sourcing efforts. 
  • Build talent maps for current and prospective talent needs. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 1-3 years of proven experience in recruiting and/or sourcing job candidates 
  • Demonstrated ability to source talent via traditional and creative methods to success
  • Experience implementing sourcing strategies that address both short-term and long-term hiring needs
  • Exceptional time management skills are required to deliver on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Hands-on experience with sourcing techniques (i.e. recruiting on social platforms and crafting Boolean search strings)
  • Familiarity with professional networking sites and social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Github, etc.)
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Ability to build, cultivate, and activate relationships with candidates
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience partnering with a cross-section of internal stakeholders to execute on sourcing strategies 
  • Track record of successfully delivering against assigned goals within a given deadline
  • Although not required, preference will be given to bilingual candidates (English / French)    

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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