H.W. Kaufman Group

  • Bilingual Underwriter

    Location CA-QC-Montreal
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
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    The Opportunity:

    Join Burns & Wilcox Canada as a Commercial Underwriter in our Montreal office. We are looking for a driven, results-oriented, team-player to join our dynamic company. This is a great opportunity to work alongside industry experts, develop client relationships, and grow a career and a book of business to support our ambitious growth goals.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Underwrite new and renewal business for insurance company partners based on underwriting authority and contract guidelines
    • Underwrite multi-line accounts for multiple classes of business
    • Produce business in assigned territories
    • Access the breadth of products and markets at Burns & Wilcox
    • Evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to determine acceptability, coverage, and pricing
    • Apply appropriate quality underwriting and risk selection on quoted business
    • Develop and submit underwriting referrals, where required, to Burns & Wilcox management
    • Assist in product development efforts
    • Mentor and train Assistant Underwriters, as needed
    • Enter computer data of quotations, binders and related support documents
    • Other tasks as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Minimum 5 years of multi-line underwriting experience, MGA experience preferred
    • Strong sales and marketing skills a must, business acumen, interest in continued education and professional development
    • Insurance license; CIP, CRM, FCIP or comparable designations preferred


    • Competitive base compensation & highly lucrative sales incentive bonus plan
    • Health benefits
    • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations
    • Many opportunities for career advancement 

    This is an outstanding opportunity for candidates who are passionate about learning alongside experts, growing their careers, and interested in developing client relationships while growing a book of business.

    About Our Company

    When someone needs insurance coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to Burns & Wilcox Canada. Burns & Wilcox Canada offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes. Burns & Wilcox Canada is a subsidiary of the H.W. Kaufman Group. No other specialty insurance organization can match the unique ability of the H.W. Kaufman Group to broker, write, insure and finance the most highly specialized risks in the world.


    Burns and Wilcox Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence with a view to providing integration and equal opportunities for all. Burns and Wilcox Canada welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs in accordance with the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Recruiter or contact our Human Resources department at HRCanada@burns-wilcox.ca or 416.774.2660. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 


    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 



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