We are hiring Underwriters (intermediate or senior) based in Markham, Ontario

The Role

We are looking for technical commercial property, construction, casualty and professional indemnity underwriters to support our growing small-medium enterprise business. We will consider all levels of experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Working under limited direction underwrite new and renewal business on behalf of Lloyd’s Syndicates and Domestic markets, within designated underwriting guidelines and authority levels.

  • Ability to write multi-line and package business of various risk size and complexity.

  • Quickly and efficiently analyze new and renewal business for risk profitability by assessing exposures and hazards.

  • Underwrite risks through an in-depth review of the underwriting data, and according to underwriting guidelines, contract authority limits and company standards.

  • Profitably manage a renewal book with a focus on retaining desired business through appropriate risk selection, coverage negotiation, and pricing adequacy.

  • Maintain the long‐term profitability of a portfolio of accounts, regardless of market conditions, within the bounds of internal underwriting guidelines and individual underwriting authority.

  • Adhere to compliance guidelines, and procedures.

  • Manage relationships with brokers and act as a dedicated resource as needed and required.

  • Expeditiously respond to brokers to maintain our corporate customer service philosophy.

  • Participate in broker visits, and corporate functions as required. A strong broker network would be an asset.

  • Monitor and assess competitive factors in the market and keep informed of changing market conditions.


  • Completion of University degree / College diploma / or equivalent insurance-related education and experience

  • Professional industry designation (e.g. CIP, FCIP, or CRM) or actively pursuing same, considered an asset

  • Minimum 2-5 years, or 10+ for a senior underwriter, of multi-line underwriting experience.

  • MGA experience is an asset

  • Strong sales and marketing skills a must, business acumen, interest in continued education and professional development

  • Demonstrated analytical and risk underwriting skills that applies directly to selection, pricing, account handling and book management, including industry trends, legal, regulatory and jurisdictional issues

  • Experience with policy wording development

  • A passion for continuous improvement and proven ability to lead and execute change successfully.

  • Business and client focus with a strong industry reputation

  • Strong analytical/logical thinking skills

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of underwriting tools, applications, and guidelines

Customer Service Skills:

  • Provide exceptional service to our broker partners and act as a solution provider, and as a key contact to our client base to manage relationships and discuss quotes.

  • Demonstrated track record of customer service orientation and proven ability to foster strong business relationships

  • Comfortable communicating with clients (in person, email, and telephone inquiries.)

  • Answer telephones promptly and courteously.

  • Provide quotes and answer policy coverage questions in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.

  • Follow up with clients’ needs in a timely manner.

  • Maintain good relationships with broker clients.


  • Competitive compensation, bonus and benefits package is offered. 

Apply Now

Please send your resume to careers@excessunderwriting.ca