Hub International Commercial Property and Casualty Underwriter in Oakville, Ontario

Position Overview:

Totten Insurance Group is an insurance wholesaler or intermediary specializing in providing solutions and niche products. We deal with a large number of companies, both domestically and internationally, which are all licensed in Canada.

Totten Insurance Group continues to grow and we are looking for a Commercial Property & Casualty Underwriter based out of our Oakville or Toronto, Ontario office. This is a dynamic role as the focus will be on driving new business and establishing strong relationships with our Brokers. This role requires a strong self-starter to underwrite complex new and renewal business within designated authority levels. This role is responsible for handling Property and Casualty business involving US exposures and Cross Border Underwriting Services.

Benefits in being in this position are: excellent exposure to underwriting expertise, hands on experience and mentorship of an industry veteran, exposure to technical and innovative commercial insurance products, freedom in taking insurance courses to further yourself in your knowledge of insurance, and opportunity to be involved in business development (visits to insurance brokerages, industry events and conventions). By taking the first step to apply, this is your chance to work for one of the leading Insurance Managing Underwriting Agency in Canada!


  • Underwriting new business, renewals and endorsements according to underwriting guidelines, authority limits and company standards.

  • Thorough knowledge of policy wordings and limitations.

  • Responding to broker requests and inquiries on a timely basis.

  • Managing relationships with brokers and acting as the key contact.

  • Broker planning, presentations and routine visitations to increase visibility and broker network.

  • Negotiating terms and conditions with brokers and markets.

  • Searching for solutions to complex problems. Act as a guide to others and assist with resolving problems and making decisions with respect to policies and procedures.

  • Maintain knowledge of company and industry underwriting policies, procedures and standards including various solutions offered through our network of markets and Lloyd’s relationships.

  • Consistently seeking out new business development and promotional activities in targeted areas (including attending local industry functions).

  • Maintaining high retention on renewals.

  • Mentoring Underwriters on P&C Team.

  • Other related duties as may be required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 5-10 years Commercial Property and Casualty underwriting experience

  • Previous MGA experience desired

  • Post-Secondary Education or equivalent education and experience

  • CIP Designation and RIBO Licensed or in progress within a specific period of time

  • Travel required within Ontario for Broker Visits

  • Experience on TAM and Policy Works or equivalent broker management system an asset

  • Track record of successful new business production/sales

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with peers, clients, and industry personnel

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in risk selection

  • Strong decision making skills and ability to bring creativity to underwriting risks

  • A strong work ethic, good organizational skills and the ability to work within a team environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, time management and analytical skills.

  • Drive for excellence in customer service and sales.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills required.

  • Aptitude to understanding insurance concepts, learning new coverages, and applying this knowledge to the sales process.

Totten Insurance Group is Canada’s leading national MGA provider of niche products and innovative solutions. Providing a diversified suite of customized insurance products and programs, Totten Group is committed to delivering best in class insurance solutions that are not readily available in the marketplace. Totten Group supports over 2,000 independent brokers throughout Canada and is comprised of five divisions including Commercial Casualty, Commercial Property, Hospitality, Personal Lines and Professional Liability. For a complete list of office locations and more information, please visit: at .

Location: Canada, Ontario, Oakville
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Required Education: College diploma (3-year degree)
Required Experience: 5-7 years
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Date published: 23-Jul-2018
Department: Underwriting
Ref#: AvaR290_20180717