Group Underwriter

Job Locations CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/25/2023 4:00 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Posted End Date

Job Description

We are looking for a Group Underwriter


The Group Insurance Underwriter is directly responsible for assessing the risk and making decisions associated with the sale, amendment and renewal of assigned cases, as well as providing financial reports to clients. The underwriter role is suited to the inquisitive individual who enjoys continuous learning and applying their knowledge in varied scenarios. In this role you will be exposed to the entire lifespan of a client and interact with all Group departments. We will provide successful candidates with a potential career path to more senior underwriting levels.


What you will do 

  • Performing analysis for the purposes of quoting, negotiating, and authorizing the acceptance of risk within a specified authority level
  • Ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, and underwriting guidelines
  • Managing the pricing of assigned in-force caseload, including performing the annual renewal of rates and expenses, in-force quotes, marketings and approvals of amendments
  • The management of all aspects of financial reporting for an assigned caseload
  • Production of financial and service agreements on assigned caseload
  • Quotation of new business
  • Communicating decisions and responding to field/client/advisor requests in a prompt and professional manner
  • Building positive working relationships with peers and other internal business areas
  • Meet with Senior Leaders as appropriate respecting specified authority levels
  • Act as an Underwriting resource for various projects and departmental initiatives

What you will bring 

  • Candidates must have post-secondary education or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in partnership with team members, sales offices, and other internal business areas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines, work under pressure, and prioritize multiple tasks and shifting priorities
  • Strong analytical, judgement, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills with the ability reach mutually beneficial outcomes while maintaining positive relationships
  • Service oriented attitude
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Prior experience in the Group Customer Division with knowledge of products, pricing, and funding arrangements is an asset
  • Willingness to work towards a GBA or full CEBS designation under the CEBS program 

Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 




We are one of Canada's top 100 employers!

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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 



Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 




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