Insurance underwriters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1313  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Insurance underwriters review and evaluate insurance applications to determine insurance risks, insurance premiums and extent of insurance coverage according to company policies. Insurance underwriters are employed at head and branch offices of insurance companies.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Accident And Sickness Underwriter - Insurance
  • Assistant Underwriter - Insurance
  • Automobile And Home Insurance Consultant
  • Automobile Underwriter - Insurance
  • Boiler And Machinery Underwriter - Insurance
  • Casualty Insurance Products Analyst-designer
  • Casualty Underwriter - Insurance
  • Commercial Underwriter - Insurance
  • Farm Underwriter - Insurance
  • Fire Underwriter - Insurance
  • Group Underwriter
  • Group Underwriter - Insurance
  • Head Office Underwriter - Insurance
  • Home Office Underwriter - Insurance
  • Insurance Rating Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Junior Underwriter - Insurance
  • Liability Underwriter
  • Life Underwriter
  • Marine And Aircraft Underwriter - Insurance
  • Marine Underwriter - Insurance
  • Package Underwriter - Insurance
  • Personal Lines Underwriter
  • Property Underwriter
  • Property Underwriter - Insurance
  • Public Liability Underwriter - Insurance
  • Reinsurance Underwriter - Insurance
  • Senior Underwriter - Insurance
  • Surety Underwriter - Insurance
  • Underwriter - Insurance
  • Group Underwriter
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Liability Underwriter
  • Property Underwriter
  • Casualty Insurance Products Analyst-designer
  • Insurance Rating Analyst

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for insurance underwriters.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $60,549
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $63,941
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $70,980
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $64,823
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $64,857
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for insurance underwriters.

Gender Median Income
Male $64,857
Female $72,096
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for insurance underwriters

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 35
25 to 34 years 305
35 to 44 years 395
45 to 54 years 400
55 to 64 years 270
65 to 74 years 45
75 years and over 10
Total 1,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for insurance underwriters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 355
Part Time 1,100
Total 1,450
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for insurance underwriters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 485
Female 970
Total 1,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for insurance underwriters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,450
Self Employed 10
Total 1,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for insurance underwriters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,430
Unemployed 25
Total 1,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for insurance underwriters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 250
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 400
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 100
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 645
Total 1,450
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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