Job Description

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cooperators General Insurance company, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well, because we know the strength of our company starts with our people.  The smart, curious and collaborative people who bring their whole heart and passion to work each day. But you can’t pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign.

The Sovereign General Insurance Company is looking for a dynamic individual to join our Commercial Underwriting Team in Winnipeg.  The successful candidate will be adept at analyzing risks and providing creative solutions to brokers, the ability to influence and inspire others through their enthusiasm and provide exceptional customer service to our broker force. 

What you’re responsible for:

  • Promoting, underwriting and quoting new business, renewals and endorsements in accordance with the company’s underwriting philosophy, rating, loss ratio objectives, service standards and authority levels.
  • Negotiating coverage and rates and participate in underwriting audits.
  • Completing necessary documentation in support of the business you handle.
  • Developing and maintaining positive constructive relationships with brokers.
  • Developing a team-oriented approach to meeting corporate and department goals and objectives; including written premium and profitability objectives.
  • Providing guidance, training and mentoring to less experienced staff. 

What to expect:

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time. 
  • You may provide support to clients who are experiencing a personal or financial loss. A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required.
  • You handle sensitive information while maintaining confidentiality.
  • You use strong judgement and interpersonal skills to build relationships internally and work effectively with people at all levels of the organization. 

To be successful:

  • You thrive on delivering our exceptional client experience through positive and engaging relationships; embracing accountability to achieve effective results.
  • You ensure your day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.
  • You will support and guide others through changing conditions and encourage the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.
  • You value cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions. 

To join our team:

  • Minimum of 5 years of Commercial Underwriting experience.
  • Work towards a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation is preferred. 

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.
  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, paid time off, pension and benefits.
  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.
  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspire each other to explore and achieve what’s possible.
  • A company that is committed to support the social, environmental and financial well-being of the lives, families and communities we impact.


Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment

Commercial Insurance

Company Type

Insurance Service Provider

Languages Required


Education Required

CIP Partial Completion

Minimum Experience Required

5 to 6 Years