Student/Underwriting Data Analyst

Job Code: 8797
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Personal Insurance
# of openings: 4
Job Type: Contract
Closing Date: 24/04/19


Reporting to the Manager, Underwriting, the Data Analyst Student is responsible for manually reviewing data in search of errors, exceptions or corrections.  This role will work closely with the project team and be given guidance on how to review the system for errors and chart the data. 


Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, company-matched RRSPs, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.  Find out what it’s like to work at Economical:

** This is a contract position until the end of August **

In this role, you will:

  • assist with manual back-up processes/work-arounds for functions in scope for automation

Your Responsibilities:

  • Capturing data to assist the team determine Underwriting compliance
  • Review and analysis of multi-faceted data elements
  • Manually correcting file data
  • Assist in monitoring the performance of the portfolio against the operational plan and assist in reporting findings
  • Ensure changes are implemented correct and in a timely manner
  • Perform complex analyses using MS Excel, MS Access, Cognos, Pentaho and Third-Party software

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Enrolled in a college or university degree program in a related field of study (e.g., Business, Commerce, Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Economics)
  • Data entry experience
  • Ability to review, trend and audit high volumes of data
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the insurance industry and/or underwriting is considered an asset
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Access)
  • Ability to work under pressure

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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