Specialty Program Group Canada (SPGC) is a fast-paced insurance Managing General Agency (MGA) that provides innovative underwriting solutions for our network of brokers across Canada through our trade brands: Cansure, Beacon, i3 Underwriting, and Specialty Claims Canada. Our success as Canada’s largest MGA is based on our innovation, hospitality-level service, and living our values every day. We are a thriving, growing organization, providing stable and fulfilling careers for over 300 people across Canada.

Cansure is a leading supplier of property and casualty insurance in Canada, providing innovative underwriting solutions to licensed brokers across Canada. We offer a broad range of products servicing business in one of our core segments: Hospitality, Recreation & Resorts, Construction (COC), Contractors, Professional Insurance, Real Estate, Transportation and more. Our underwriting expertise and facilities let us write even the toughest risks or solve that small wrinkle in what might otherwise be a standard risk.

We are seeking a Manufacturing & Wholesale Underwriting Manager to join our team.

Job Overview

As a Manager leading the Manufacturing and Wholesale team, you are responsible for directing all activities within your segment, ensuring maximum efficiency, productivity, growth, and profitability. You will leverage existing broker relationships, technical expertise, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit to build your segment. Surrounded by a team of experienced underwriters, practice leaders, managers, and executives, we provide an extensive array of products, ample capacity, and empowerment to enable your success. You will work collaboratively with the colleagues and management to provide value added expertise and exceptional service to our broker partners.  This is a hybrid position with up to 3 days per week in Vancouver or Toronto office.


  • Developing and executing a business plan for the success of your segment, including using internal and external data sources;
  • Partnering with leaders to analyze management reports, identify emerging trends and opportunities, and pricing and underwriting strategies;
  • Serving as a point of contact for brokers and internal colleagues;
  • Attracting and retaining talented underwriters and underwriting assistants;
  • Leading, training, coaching and mentoring a team of commercial underwriters toward continuous improvement and goal achievement;
  • Managing and establishing underwriting standards, best practices, and audits within your segment;
  • Maintaining a compliance culture with underwriters, ensuring work is completed in accordance with established corporate guidelines and delegated authority parameters;
  • Developing strategic plans with key brokers and business partners;
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including attending industry related seminars and networking events as necessary;
  • Act as a technical subject matter expert and referral resource for underwriters.

Qualifications and Characteristics

You’re a good fit if you have:

  • A minimum of 6 years of insurance experience;
  • A minimum of 4 years of Wholesale and Manufacturing experience;
  • A minimum of 1 year in a leadership role;
  • An advanced understanding of commercial underwriting and the ability to apply this knowledge in day-to-day practice;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with strong selling and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to generate revenue growth;
  • A passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences and value in every interaction;
  • Insurance designation preferred;
  • A Level 2 broker license or the ability to obtain this license within 90 days of hire.

We Offer

By joining Cansure, you’ll become part of a rapidly growing company focused on providing innovative insurance solutions to support independent brokers in Canada. As a member of our team, you’ll benefit from:

  • A dynamic, fast-paced work environment with boundless opportunities for professional growth;
  • Ongoing skills development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation;
  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity and passion in meaningful ways;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Extended health & dental benefits and company-matched RRSP contributions; and
  • Competitive salary with potential for annual bonus.

Salary Range

The expected salary range for this position is from $90,000 – $110,000 and will be impacted by factors such as the successful candidate’s skills, experience and working location, as well as the specific position’s business line, scope and level.  Specialty Program Group Canada and affiliated brands are proud to offer comprehensive benefit and total compensation packages which include extended health and dental benefits, disability insurance, RRSP matching, paid time off benefits, and a variety of potential bonus opportunities. 

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