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Junior Underwriter

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Canada
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Full Time
5 days ago
Junior Underwriter

Surrey (Head Office), BC, 2121 160th St #200, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada • Surrey, BC, Canada Req #993

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Westland Insurance Group Ltd has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Commercial Underwriter based out of our head office in Surrey, BC. Our in-house Westland Insurance Program (WIP) operates almost identically to that of most insurance corporations and you will underwrite risk and prepare quotes for a wide variety of policies by reviewing related information and determining the acceptability of commercial risks. This position will also play an integral and active role in building relationships with our brokers.

What we offer:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Commitment to supporting a diverse team
  • Demonstrated work/life balance
  • Career growth opportunities and continuing education programs


The Opportunity:

  • Join our team as we successfully evaluate, select, negotiate and price assigned policies in order to insure a profitable book of business, with supportive guidance and resources, within established underwriting authorities
  • Gather and assess appropriate risk information from branch offices and internal sales departments and accept or decline submissions based on suitability of risk and market availability
  • Utilize loss control and risk management practices in the underwriting process
  • Determine eligibility for policy renewals based on guidelines and retention goals of the company
  • Develop an underwriting discipline to minimize exposure and appropriately price risks including leveraging risk controls and claims in managing accounts and pre-qualification of prospects
  • Contribute to operational decisions with some level of supervision and guidance
  • Keep an ongoing awareness and understanding of the marketplace
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with brokers to enhance understanding of the target market and to contribute to high quality service, problem solving and risk selection
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge and understanding of company operations and procedures


Here's what you bring:

  • Experience working in a commercial underwriting environment, or successful completion of a post-secondary Insurance Educational Program
  • Willing to work toward completion of CIP/FCIP/CRM designations
  • Ability to work with virtual supervision & guidance from remote teammates
  • Self-motivated, with a positive, team-focused and customer-centric attitude
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Highly-developed attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills


Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 195 locations and over 2,100 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expert advice to home, business, farm, life, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities.

Westland Insurance Ltd. is an inclusive organization that values diversity in its workforce. We listen, champion equality and diversity, and create safe welcoming spaces where everyone has a voice and is free to be themselves. Westland Insurance Ltd. encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at careers@westlandinsurance.ca
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  • Surrey (Head Office), BC, 2121 160th St #200, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Surrey, BC, Canada
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