Assistant Underwriter position in an award winning MGA

  • ClassificationUnderwriting
  • Salary$40,000 ~ $60,000
  • Work typeFull-time
  • LocationOntario, Canada
  • Posted on20 Oct 2017
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CHES Special Risk has a number of underwriting assistant positions open, to work alongside our busy Underwriters. We are seeking Team members who have the ability to function effectively in a specialised role with a predilection towards precise, detailed tasks, while responding well to pressure situations and deadlines.

The candidate should have a minimum of two years experience in a commercial department of an insurer, broker or managing general agent and be interested to progress to an Underwriting position as the role evolves.


  • Experience issuing commercial policies, endorsements, certificates
  • Knowledge of Property and Liability products an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience in Lloyd’s Canada Lineage System an asset
  • Proven experience working to deadlines and objectives
  • High level of numeracy and literacy
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills; ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work repetitively and to good precision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and tasks
  • Possesses a positive, optimistic outlook
  •  Confident and works well independently and in team environment
  •  Willing to go beyond the expected to achieve an outcome
  • General Insurance Essentials an asset


  • Preparing quotes for Underwriter to approve.
  • Assist in issuing commercial policies, endorsements, certificates
  • Carry out data capture and processing of complex risks on to relevant internal systems; ensure accuracy
  • Assist in identifying and resolving complex queries
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Adhere to underwriting standards and good practice to minimise risk and maximise efficiency
  • Develop effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with development and production of training documents
  • Assist team members as required in order to ensure team objectives are achieved successfully

How to Apply

If you are Interested in joining our Underwriting team please submit a cover letter with salary expectations and resume to quoting “Underwriting Assistant - Toronto” in the subject line. Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with CHES Special Risk Inc, such personal information may be retained for a period of one year from the application date, for purpose of future employment opportunities.  We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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