Job Description

We are looking for an Underwriting Assistant to join our Halifax Office. The successful candidate will provide intentional and proactive administrative support to the Commercial Underwriting team.

If you have a passion for insurance, strong attention to detail and are a self-starter this is an excellent opportunity to take your career to the next level.


Your Impact:

  • Perform the entry and issuance of new business, renewals and endorsement documents
  • Provide timely issuance of insurance documents to support our commitment to our service standards for our customers
  • Order loss control reports based on company criteria and instruction
  • Send recommendations to the broker and perform follow up in accordance with underwriter’s instructions
  • Maintain tracking logs
  • Send out various correspondences such as recommendation letters, decline or lapse letters, and notice of cancellations to our customers
  • Prepare basic file set up of documents based on company procedures and/or underwriter instruction
  • Filing of policies
  • Investigate and reconcile accounting discrepancies under the guidance/referral of underwriters or accounting department
  • Prepare reinsurance closings, check reinsurance certificates and refer to underwriter for sign off
  • Processing of mail
  • Answer internal/external inquiries
  • Assist team with work flow and make suggestions for improvement
  • Support and maintain good relations and portray a professional image with co-workers and our internal/external clients
  • Support department as needed


Your Expertise:

  • Experience in commercial property/casualty insurance preferred
  • Proven organizational and administration skills
  • Energetic team player
  • Exceptional customer service skills are required
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel



Your Next Steps:

To learn more about the impact you can make, apply to join Sovereign’s talented team of professionals and stand out from the crowd!


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The Sovereign General Insurance Company is a trusted source of risk solutions for Canadian businesses. Operating in six offices across Canada, Sovereign is a leader in empowered underwriting in commercial and specialty insurance operations. Sovereign is proud to carry an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating and to be recognized once again with Aon Hewitt Gold Level Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for 2017. Canadian owned and operated since 1953, Sovereign is a part of The Co?operators group of companies, a leading Canadian provider of multi-line insurance products with assets of more than $14.5 billion.


Why Choose Sovereign?


  • We provide a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and encourage a positive work/life balance.
  • We help you maximize your potential through ongoing training and educational opportunities.
  • We focus on our people as our most important resource, the knowledge, expertise, creativity and empowerment of our insurance professionals sets us apart.


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The Co-operators group of companies is committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of employment barriers and discrimination.  Accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process.  If you receive a request for an interview and you have a disability which will require an accommodation to support your participation, please consult with the hiring manager as soon as practical so that suitable accommodations can be arranged.


Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment


Company Type

Insurance Service Provider

Education Required

No education specified

Minimum Experience Required

1 to 2 Years