Underwriter Commercial Lines # 8358 - IW-8358

Date of modification: September 26, 2022

Job number: IW-8358


Job title: Underwriter Commercial Lines # 8358

Location: Mississauga



Underwriter,  Commercial Lines

Based in Mississauga

hybrid work model


As the Underwriter you will be responsible for underwriting risks for member organizations and other strategic clients.   You will assess associated risks, review coverage, determine premiums and ensure policies are rated in alignment with risk selection guidelines and standards. You will exercise sound judgement, provide recommendations for underwriting solutions, and respond to questions on policy interpretation, risk selection, rating, and exceptions.


What you’re responsible for:

  • Conducting analysis to determine risk on new business, renewals and endorsements and referring applications that exceed authority to the appropriate level.
  • Preparing quotes, negotiating coverage or rates, and presenting creative solutions within established customer service standards.
  • Reviewing risk engineering reports and monitoring for completion.
  • Maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with distribution partners and providing guidance to the team regarding underwriting authority.
  • Supporting continuous improvement and product development by providing constructive feedback and insights on product offerings, tools, and resources.


What to expect:

  • This role involves direct contact with clients and/or service providers in their environment.  
  • Extended work hours, including weekends, may be required during peak periods.


To be successful:

  • You influence change and are committed to continuous improvement, in order to exceed client expectations.
  • You leverage critical thinking skills to identify problems and proactively propose solutions.
  • Your strong communication skills allow you to clearly convey messages.
  • You’re an effective team player who shares knowledge to support your peers.


To join our team:

  • You have three years of insurance experience in commercial underwriting or a related field.
  • You have a high school diploma.
  • You have strong knowledge of underwriting practices and procedures.
  • You have expertise analyzing risk information and working knowledge of insurance products.
  • Having the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) or Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation(s) is an asset.


 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 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 antonella@dgacareers.com. If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Mississauga
  • Market segment: Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: CIP, CIP Partial Completion
  • Expertise: Underwriting
  • Minimum experience required: 5 to 6 Years