Technical Specialist

Job Code: 9744
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Personal Insurance
# of openings: 5
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 09/09/19


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.



If you are looking for an opportunity to make significant contributions within a strong culture of innovation, consider joining our actuarial pricing team at Economical Insurance, including our direct arm, Sonnet.  We have opportunities at our Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver locations.



Reporting to the Pricing Manager, you will have responsibility for developing advanced pricing models, researching the latest new methods being used in data science and help us stay ahead of our competitors as well as the coaching and mentoring less experienced analysts. Projects are varied and include development of predictive models for a variety of complex problems such as insurance cost and demand modeling. This opportunity will expose you to the world of analytics and actuarial science, with valuable project leadership opportunities and career development potential.



  • Develop knowledge of actuarial operations and the insurance business, including predictive modeling, underwriting, claims handling, and product development;
  • Develop and apply your experience with database and predictive modeling software to prepare and analyze data for profitability analysis and other diverse applications;
  • Effectively manage timelines for independent projects and analysis;

  • Communicate actuarial concepts and make recommendations to management both verbally and in writing with supporting documentation;
  • Measure, track, and monitor company and industry performance;
  • Respond to requests of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Identify opportunities for process efficiencies across business areas;

  • Perform peer reviews on the technical and qualitative analysis of peers.


  • University degree;
  • Must have completed a minimum of 6 exams of the Casualty Actuarial Society;

  • Must have 4 to 7 years of relevant full time experience;

  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.


  • Must possess strong programming skills, including knowledge of SAS and efficient use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Access, VBA, etc.).

  • Knowledge of R, SAS, Emblem, Radar an asset;

  • Preference will be given to candidates with GLM and other modeling experience.


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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