Job Description

Agricorp is looking for an Associate Underwriter to join the Underwriting and Account Services team in the Program Delivery division.

The Role

The Associate Underwriter is an entry-level underwriting professional accountable for assessing, evaluating and making decisions about existing and new customers within their authority limits. As an Associate Underwriter, you will be accountable for the underwriting and delivery of Agricorp’s risk management, grant, and regulatory programs.  

In this role, you will:

  • Assess application eligibility for enrollment in Agricorp programs and underwrite mid-term contract changes and renewals for customers within your authority limits
  • Make decisions regarding risks and exceptions within your authority limits
  • Review and process financial transactions relevant to underwriting
  • Engage other underwriters, specialists, and the team leader as necessary to evaluate risks and make appropriate decisions
  • Work efficiently and contribute to achieving departmental service-level metrics
  • Respond to underwriting phone calls and serve customers by providing program information and handling escalations
  • Deal directly with customers, agencies and producers and collaborate as necessary with other internal stakeholders to resolve client issues
  • Stay current on products and services administered by Agricorp
  • Participate in new underwriting initiatives and projects

Job status: 12 month contract 

Work status: Full time in office, remote and hybrid work arrangements are available

Location: Must live in Ontario to perform this role 


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, agriculture or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ underwriting or risk analysis related experience in insurance, financial services or the agricultural sector
  • Proven record of accomplishment delivering excellent customer service and achieving quality results
  • Experience in operating within standard operating procedures, quality frameworks, and workflow and policy administration systems
  • Pursuing or willingness to pursue an underwriting designation, such as CIP or a FIIC, or risk management courses an asset
  • Knowledge of Agricorp programs an asset
  • French language skills an asset

Key Competencies

  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one’s self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Client focus – Provides service excellence to internal and external clients
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Critical judgment, decision making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates, and adjusts plans to reach goals while ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • Program knowledge – Knows and understands the programs and services provided by Agricorp


As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 47,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996. Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please go to see the full list of programs for more information.

Apply online  

To apply for this position, please go to and select Careers. Click on Current Opportunities.   

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment


Company Type

Government Agency

Education Required

CIP Partial Completion

Minimum Experience Required

1 to 2 Years