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​​Agricorp is looking for an U​nderwriter to join the Underwriting and Account Services, Customer Commitment team in the Program Delivery division.

The Role

The underwriter is accountable for professionally assessing and evaluating risks of potential and current clients of Agricorp’s business risk management programs such as AgriStablility and Production Insurance. Reporting to the team leader of Underwriting Services, the under​writer determines the extent of contractual coverage, conditions and exceptions within a pre-assigned sector group or authority limit. In this role, you will:

  • Receive escalated files from Customer Care Services
  • Create or open client files, assessing application eligibility for enrolment in Agricorp programs, source incomplete data, research and investigate discrepancies or missing data and align information to underwriting criteria
  • Deal directly with clients, agencies and producers, collaborating with other internal colleagues to resolve client issues
  • Underwrite mid-term contract changes and renewals on in-force business
  • Proactively provide information that is pertinent to resolution of issues and disputes by informing the Underwriting Specialist or Team Leader of discrepancies or irregularities that may lead to high risk
  • Make decisions regarding risks and exceptions around issuing a contract and decide which exceptions and categories apply within authority levels
  • Determine approval or exceptions and communicate this decision to the applicant or their representative (agency or producer)
  • Stay current on Agricorp programs and services, standard operating procedures and associated regulations
  • Provide technical advice as needed
  • Coach and mentor associate underwriters and peers

Job status: Permanent position
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field (i.e., mathematics, finance, commerce, business or agricultural sciences) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of related underwriting experience, preferably in financial services or the agricultural industry
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse groups including clients, agencies, producers and other professionals
  • Training courses in risk management or underwriting an asset
  • Working knowledge of related federal and provincial agreements and legislation an asset (PIPEDA, Crop Insurance Act, Grains Act, FOI, Marketing Boards)
  • Audit experience an asset
  • Dispute and conflict resolution experience an asset
  • Working towards a professional underwriting designation (e.g., CIP or FIIC designation) an asset

Key Competencies

  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Analytical thinking – Interprets, links and analyses information and situations by breaking them down into component parts, and identifying patterns, connections and underlying issues
  • Teamwork and collaboration – Works cooperatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the organization to achieve group and organizational objectives
  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one’s self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Client focus – Provides service excellence to internal and external clients
  • Critical judgment, decision-making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates, and adjusts plans to reach goals while ensuring the optimal use of resources

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual are published in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

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


As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 47,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.


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