Careers at Frank Cowan Company

Our strength comes from our team. People dedicated to building relationships that last. If you’re energetic, client focused, and looking to bring your skills to one of the most trusted names in the Canadian insurance industry, we’d like to hear from you.

What we offer

At Frank Cowan Company, we believe our employees make the difference. That’s why we provide a professional, motivating, team environment where contributions are valued. This belief, supported by an entrepreneurial culture, has helped build a company with a strong history and an exciting future.

We’re entering into an exciting time here at Frank Cowan Company. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and make a difference, we want to hear from you!

Opportunity

Underwriting Trainer (Commercial)

As the successful candidate on our Underwriting team, your responsibilities will include: 

  • Being responsible for the development of staff in our Public Entity and Specialty Programs Underwriting departments as it relates to our primary operating systems.
  • Onboarding new team members and providing ongoing input on the development of commercial procedures for new tools or system integration options with our carriers.
  • Working closely with various internal stakeholders.

What you bring:

  • Minimum 3 years’ commercial lines underwriting experience.
  • Certification in adult learning or equivalent, or the willingness to obtain.
  • Experience using insurance policy administration systems and training.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and adjust priorities regularly.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and interact effectively with multiple key stakeholders across several functional areas in order to align on objectives and provide consistent training direction.
  • Attention to detail with a keen eye for operational inefficiencies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Why choose Frank Cowan Company:

  • A professional and motivating team environment where contributions are valued.
  • An entrepreneurial culture that has helped build a company with a strong history and exciting future. 
  • We offer great benefits, professional development support and competitive pay with incentives.
  • Other great perks including, a recognition program, recognition of service milestones, work-life balance and much more!

Underwriter

As the successful candidate on our Underwriting team, your responsibilities will include: 

  • Working on program renewals, prioritizing, analyzing and underwriting new business submissions in accordance with their authority levels.
  • Processing and decision making on endorsements, reviewing inspections and mentoring junior staff where applicable.
  • Acting as a resource, providing feedback and recommendations to improve processes and results.
  • Building relationships with our broker partners and act as an advocate for Frank Cowan Company within the insurance market.

What you bring:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ related experience preferred.
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • CIP or working towards would be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Analytical and judgment skills required.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Highly organized to manage workflow efficiently.
  • Team player who is focused on being customer driven.

Why choose Frank Cowan Company:

  • A professional and motivating team environment where contributions are valued.
  • An entrepreneurial culture that has helped build a company with a strong history and exciting future. 
  • We offer great benefits, professional development support and competitive pay with incentives.
  • Other great perks including, a recognition program, recognition of service milestones, work-life balance and much more!

Underwriting Assistant

As the successful candidate on our Underwriting team, your responsibilities will include: 

  • Assisting Underwriters in rating, issuing and determining terms and conditions of coverage.
  • Providing assistance in preparing certificates of insurance, entry of policy renewals, endorsements, cancellations and/or submission information into underwriting systems and deal with the daily mail, faxes and email requests from brokers.

What you bring:

  • Minimum 1-2 years related experience preferred.
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • CIP or working towards would be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Analytical and judgment skills required.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Highly organized to manage workflow efficiently.

Why choose Frank Cowan Company:

  • A professional and motivating team environment where contributions are valued.
  • An entrepreneurial culture that has helped build a company with a strong history and exciting future. 
  • We offer great benefits, professional development support and competitive pay with incentives.
  • Other great perks including, a recognition program, recognition of service milestones, work-life balance and much more!

Underwriting Support

As the successful candidate on our Underwriting team, your responsibilities will include: 

  • Processing and mailing documents including new business, renewals, and request for proposals, quote proposals, reports, endorsements and premium break downs while maintaining a high level of accuracy within department service standards.
  • Other tasks include back-up reception, mailroom support and administrative duties that support team workflow.

What you bring:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ working experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management and the ability to manage workflow efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Products.

Why choose Frank Cowan Company:

  • A professional and motivating team environment where contributions are valued.
  • An entrepreneurial culture that has helped build a company with a strong history and exciting future. 
  • We offer great benefits, professional development support and competitive pay with incentives.
  • Other great perks including, a recognition program, recognition of service milestones, work-life balance and much more!

About Us

Our head office is located in Princeton, Ontario, under half an hour from Woodstock, Brantford and Cambridge, just off the 403 or 401. We also have an office in Cambridge, Ontario

We are proud of our past, and excited about the future!

Since the opening of our doors in 1927, Frank Cowan Company has established itself as a leader in providing specialized insurance programs including risk management and claims services across Canada. We have proven industry knowledge gained through over nine decades of partnering with insurance companies and independent brokers, giving us the ability to effectively manage the necessary risk and advisory and claims services for both standard and complex issues.

How to Apply

We invite interested candidates submit their resume and salary expectations in confidence to sarah.rose@frankcowan.com

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will contact only those selected for interviews.

Jobs posted are not necessarily reserved or held exclusively for internal consideration of employees. The company may concurrently advertise or otherwise recruit qualified persons in the appropriate labour market. If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employee candidates will be selected strictly on the basis of an individual's technical qualifications, knowledge and experience, as they relate to the requirements of a particular position. Selections will be made without regard to: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, handicaps (physical or mental), age, marital status, family status, or the receipt of public assistance or record of offences.