Senior Life Underwriter, #8223 - IW-8223

Date of modification: December 13, 2021

Job number: IW-8223


Job title: Senior Life Underwriter, #8223

Location: Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Saint John, Vancouver




Senior Life Underwriter,  

Work from Home Opportunity 


Scope Statement The Senior Underwriter maintains Company profitability through favorable mortality by reviewing and assessing the financial risk of individual life insurance applications. The incumbent is guided by defined procedural constraints and works under the moderate supervision of the Manager, Retail Insurance operations.

Impact Statement

 • Assesses risk in a timely manner to an approval limit determined by company for individual life at the intermediate level and  at the senior as well as critical illness.  

• Develops and maintains strong relationships with potential an current clients

• Provides sound risk decisions and related support to the Sales & Marketing and Retail business line teams

Responsibilities include

• Assess the mortality and financial risk for individual life insurance products through an analysis of financial and medical information via paper-based, electronic and telephone underwriting

• Provide support to the Sales team in the management of the distribution relationship

• Interact with reinsurance providers to spread risk on retention amounts that exceed the  the company's retention limit

• Consult with Senior team members, Medical Directors, or Technical Lead and Senior Management on any questionable situations

• Participate as an active team member for assigned projects

• Review the work of junior team members and provide coaching as required Knowledge / Experience / Certification

• 3+ years work experience as an individual underwriter

• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet and database computer software

• Well-developed knowledge of medical terminology

 • FLMI / FALU designation or currently working towards

Education / Professional Courses

• Completion of a university degree in life sciences, nursing or kinesiology


Key Skills

• Well-developed analytical and problem resolution skills


DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 30 years, specializing in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, DGA Careers is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Interested candidates please contact Antonella Leone at 647-624-9609 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Montreal
  • Market segment: Life Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: F.L.M.I.
  • Expertise: Life Underwriter
  • Minimum experience required: 3 to 4 Years