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8 Sep 2022

Full-Time Cross Border Specialist/Senior Underwriter

Tokio Marine Canada – Posted by Tokio Marine Canada Ltd. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Tokio Marine Canada is looking for a Cross Border Specialist/Senior Underwriter for our Group Originated Business (Toronto, Hybrid role)


We are Tokio Marine Canada (TMCAN), a new, entrepreneurial, start-up Canadian insurance company based in Toronto, with a focus on the commercial Property and Casualty industry. We are part of the Japanese-based Tokio Marine Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest and most reputable insurance organizations.  At TMCAN we will work with select brokers across Canada providing business insurance solutions for Canadian customers across a broad spectrum of insurance coverages.

At TMCAN, we exist to help Canadian businesses, supporting them in the risks they take on, by partnering with professional insurance brokers in providing practical solutions, coverages, and superb service.

Our Noble Purpose:  We believe in a future Canadian Society that is innovative, progressive, and prosperous.  This will require businesses to grow, challenge the status quo, and take calculated risks.  We exist to help Canadian business by supporting them in the risks they take on by partnering with select professional brokers in providing practical solutions, superb service and being there in their times of need.  We are Tokio Marine Canada – we aspire to be a Good Company – and you can trust us to always do the right thing.


Reporting to the Vice President, Group Originated Business, and working closely with business leaders and your peers, you will support business opportunities of various product lines in Canada for Tokio Marine group companies located outside of Canada (Group Originated Business). It will require a creative, solutions-based approach to underwriting, an affinity for customer service and motivation to create group synergies globally.  This role offers potential for growth into a leadership function over time, as the business and team grow.  Our focus is simple – create the best team of professionals in the business. If you enjoy the excitement, challenges and rewards that come with creating better ways to do business, this may be the opportunity for you.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop business structure to support business opportunities in Canada for our group companies outside of Canada
  • Risk selection & analysis using logical methodical underwriting tools and methods to support business
  • Building contract wordings and agreements
  • Ensuring all files are well documented and comply with departmental requirements
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with our group companies, brokers, clients and partners
  • Market presentations and relationship management to help develop business
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across business lines for multi-line approach
  • Grow target business and maintain profitability
  • Underwriting of new and existing program business
  • Ongoing learning and updating on changes in marketplace, insurance trends, & provincial regulations
  • You will also assist with broader company tasks as needed


You have direct experience in insurance, specifically in fronting and specialty lines.  You are team player with a positive attitude who thrives in a consensus culture with an emphasis on collaboration.  You are a self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to jump right in and can come up to speed quickly.  You are comfortable working on a lean team and are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and do the work that needs to be done.

Our new Cross Border Specialist/Senior Underwriter will have:

  • A university degree or college diploma in Commerce or Business or Mathematics (ideally with a focus on accounting, statistics, or economics) along with at least 5-7 years of related experience.
  • CIP, FCIP, or ACAS
  • Experience in cross border and fronting arrangements.
  • Proven ability to place or provide facultative or treaty reinsurance.
  • Experience dealing or placing cross border business in the United States or reverse flow business.
  • Underwriting experience across a broad range of P&C insurance classes such as A&S, K&R etc. or Professional and Financial Lines underwriting experience.
  • Program underwriting experience.
  • Capability to manage multiple stakeholders as you will have two insurers, two brokers and possibly other reinsurers involved in these deals.
  • A high level of organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated capability managing multiple priorities simultaneously to meet deadlines and drive for results.
  • Thought leadership and can innovate solutions quickly.
  • A customer focused mindset
  • Experience working closely with others and enjoy an atmosphere of cross-collaboration.
  • Aptitude to thrive in a changing environment and be comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, and Outlook).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English) are required; fluency in French is preferred.


You will have the opportunity to work with leadership and across teams and have an impact on the business, its growth, and the future of the company.  The opportunities for the people that join Tokio Marine Canada are significant, from personal and professional growth to innovation and collaboration, we are committed to fostering an environment to help our people work together and realize their potential.

In addition to offering a great opportunity to learn and grow, we also offer a full company-paid benefits package, RRSP matching program, a competitive vacation plan, and flexibility including a hybrid work environment and full technology setup for your home office.

Opportunity awaits – come realize your potential at TMCAN!


At Tokio Marine, we are a new and growing company.  We value collaboration and knowledge sharing and we actively seek out ideas.  Your work will have an impact.  We support our employees’ growth.  We work hard to create a dynamic company culture that reflects our vision – to be a good company.  We seek ways to give to help our communities and support causes important to our employees. We believe our employees represent the best this industry has to offer, and we want to keep building on that.

Our employees are currently working in a hybrid work model.  Our head office is located downtown Toronto.  To protect the health & safety of our employees and communities, we currently have a vaccination policy in place that requires our employees to be fully vaccinated.

TMCAN is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us.

How to Apply

Apply via the Tokio Marine Canada Career Centre:

Job Categories: Underwriting. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Cross Border and underwriting.

Job expires in 7 days.

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