Project Delivery, Commercial Insurance- Fall 2024 Co-op (8-12 months)

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Job ID : 7441
Category : Commercial Insurance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : See Posting / Voir ci-dessous

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.


Work term: Fall

Work term length: 8-12 months

From classroom to co-op to career, every step of your journey has an impact on your future. That’s why it makes sense to choose a co-op placement with a company that offers truly rewarding work and real-life experience. At Definity®, your contributions, creativity, and energy will be put to good use, and you’ll get to be involved with initiatives that support our strategic goals and use your skills in a supportive team environment.  

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — full time, part time, and co-ops alike — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.  

What can you expect in this role? 

Provide support to improve the operational effectiveness of Commercial Insurance across head office and regional departments. Provides forward thinking analysis and acts on operational reports. In addition, you will assist in representing business objectives for Commercial lines while collaborating with IT to prioritize and deliver on department objectives in a timely manner and meeting quality expectations.  

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist in the documenting of business requirements, acceptance criteria, test plans, risks, and dependencies.
  • Work with the Product Owner to ensure that that backlog items are prioritized appropriately according to business vision and priorities.
  • Participate in user acceptance testing against predetermined acceptance criteria and conduct post deployment production verification.
  • Ensure relevant technical and business team members communicate regularly to bring high value technical recommendations and solutions to the product delivery process.
  • Identify and escalate risks and issues to the Product Owner as necessary. 
  • Create project documentation, coordinate with the Product Owner to create communication and training material, and facilitate training sessions as required.
  • Support business roll out activities as required.

What you bring 

  • University or College students accepted- Business, Insurance Programs, Computer Science preference
  • Expert communicator (written and verbal), able to interact professionally and effectively with stakeholders.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc.).
  • Self-motivated and consistently demonstrates the ability to take initiative on any issue. 
  • Preference will be given to those who are comfortable in Agile development and product management practices. 

Did you know? 

  • We care about our co-ops: Definity’s co-op students are considered the best pipeline of talent for our full-time, permanent positions.   
  • We care about students: Definity distributes $85,000 in scholarships to students across Canada each year.   
  • We care about our community: Definity donates more than $1 million every year to causes that drive true change in the neighbourhoods in which we live and work.   

What can Definity offer you? 

  • Meaningful work forwarding our purpose of building a better world by helping our clients and communities adapt and thrive in their hardest times of need.  
  • Culture of accountability, empowerment, and collaboration.  
  • Opportunities to support personal and professional growth through real-life experience and unique learning opportunities. 
  • Opportunity to join our employee groups - focused on women's empowerment, LGBTQ+, anti-racism and cultural equity, and environmental activism   
  • Determined to create positive change for our environment, our people, and our communities, now and in the future. Check our ESG work!  

The hourly compensation for the role starts at $22/h and will increase based on factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, and the recommended rates as set by the respective educational institution.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don't have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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