Underwriting - Trainee Program 2017

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Toronto, Ontario
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Permanent Full Time
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Graduating this April 2017 and interested in joining a successful, fast-growing company?  


Northbridge Financial Corporation, a leading commercial property and casualty insurance group, has an exciting program for you!

The Northbridge Trainee Program is a paid seven-month intensive program that combines classroom learning and on-the-job training in preparation for a professional career in the insurance industry. The Trainee Program is geared towards new or recent university graduates who are curious to learn and passionate about making a difference in the insurance industry. No prior knowledge of or experience with insurance is required.

The seven-month training takes place at our head office in downtown Toronto and the permanent placement will be located in Toronto.

Northbridge supports trainees in completing 6 out of the 10 courses required to reach your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation by covering the costs of the course, providing tutoring services, and setting aside time for you to study and prepare for your exams during the work day. 

Trainees will have the opportunity to learn about Underwriting and Claims, and upon successful completion of the program, will be offered a permanent placement with Northbridge in the Underwriting or Claims teams.

Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will have potential opportunities to specialize in the following teams:






Liability & Auto Bodily Injury

Auto Property Damage & Cargo

Accident & Benefits

Health, Education & Social Services

Mid Markets Underwriting Support

Manufacturing & Resources

Consumer & Business Services

Construction & Contracting

Small Business

Personal Lines

Transportation & Logistics

This program has produced strong, industry professionals who continue to enjoy challenging and rewarding careers within Northbridge today.

Our Toronto office is located in the heart of the downtown’s vibrant Financial District. We are easily accessible by TTC, GO Transit, or even on bicycle or foot for those who live in the city. Just steps from First Canadian Place, and walking distance to great shopping and dining, it’s an exciting and dynamic location to work in.  

At Northbridge, we’re building a culture based on the foundations of our core values:  Connected, Excellence, Creativity, Passion and Respect.  If these values speak to you, we’d like to meet you!

We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal growth and foster a culture that values ongoing learning and development.

Your future with Northbridge is full of possibilities!

Northbridge welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Interested, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply below.

Application Requirements:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter detailing why you are interested in applying for this program at Northbridge and why you would be a great fit in the claims or underwriting department. Submissions without a cover letter will not be eligible for this program.

Application deadline: January 20, 2017