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 Underwriting Associate 

Underwriting Associate - MGA programs

Burlington, ON


Modern Specialty Insurance Ltd. (MSI) is an independent Canadian owned MGA with program-specific opportunities targeting the Commercial Transportation, Niche Habitational, and Small Market Enterprise sectors. Through close relationships with our broker partners, we have identified a need in these categories and have crafted leading edge programs to provide further value to brokers and their clients.


Our employees are at the heart of what we do best: helping people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. As a member of our team, you bring this purpose to life alongside a passionate community of experts.

Our hybrid work model preserves the balance between working from home and enjoying meaningful in-person interaction. The needs for every role are different but on average, you will be together with your colleagues at least once per week and with our leadership team who are in office to be present for their teams.

Position Description:

This is a full-time entry-level position to assist with the underwriting and processing of accounts. The Underwriting Associate will collaborate internally with all operating areas and externally with the brokers. This is a growth opportunity to learn and develop within the underwriting department.


To be successful in this role, you are hardworking, diligent, detail-oriented, approachable, and you possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000.


Reports To:

This position reports to the Director of Underwriting & Operations.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage tasks associated with policy issuance, endorsement underwriting and processing, premium transaction billing, data entry documentation using the MSI Policy Management system

  • Conduct professional and efficient communications with our broker partners along with product information as requested

  • Coordinate data received from account submissions

  • Gather pertinent submission or renewal information for underwriting analysis

  • Follow all workflows, procedures, underwriting guidelines, and service standards

  • Adhere to all company policies and all insurance regulations

  • Understand MSI’s business strategy and product value in order to articulate to distribution partners

  • Order inspections and follow up with brokers on risk-related recommendations

  • Maintain confidentiality of client information


Role Requirements:

  • Ability to commute to the office located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada

  • Insurance Program Graduate is preferred

  • CIP or equivalent or willingness to work towards CIP

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Competency using Microsoft Office products

  • High energy, organized, self-starter

  • Strong work ethic, goal oriented

  • Collaborative team player

  • Receptive to and welcomes coaching


Contact Wendy @ or for more information or to submit your resume.

The above reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above responsibilities are representative only; management may modify the duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

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