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Wawanesa Insurance Overview

Winnipeg, MB
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Insurance Operators
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Wawanesa Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa ... Read more

Mission: "Earning your trust since 1896"... As a policyholder-owned mutual insurance company, we will continue to earn trust by providing quality products and services at the lowest price which supports long-term growth and financial stability.

Wawanesa Insurance – Why Work With Us?

Wawanesa is a proud company with a long history dating back to 1896. We take pride in our stability, both financial and operational, and plan to continue growing in the future just as we have in the past. We wish to provide ever increasing numbers of policyholders with excellent products and service. Our mutual ownership structure both allows us and requires us to take a steady and prudent approach to balancing growth and financial strength.


  • We treat others in a respectful and truthful manner.
  • We conduct business with ethics, integrity, honesty, consistency and fairness.
  • We make service a priority.
  • We are collaborative, innovative and drive excellence.
  • We are open and transparent in our business dealings.
  • We support the communities in which we work and live.

Wawanesa Insurance is a Canadian mutual company owned by its policyholders. It is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada.

Wawanesa has 100% ownership of two subsidiary insurance companies:

  • Wawanesa Life
  • Wawanesa General (United States)

Wawanesa has a rich history dating back to September 25, 1896, when it was founded in the Village of Wawanesa, Manitoba. Today executive offices are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Wawanesa Insurance operates in all areas of Canada as well as California and Oregon in the United States.

Wawanesa was awarded an A (Excellent) Rating for its financial strength from A.M. Best Co, the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

Wawanesa's Canadian insurance products are distributed by independent insurance brokers, except in Québec where products are distributed through company agents.

Our traits:

  • Outstanding claims and underwriting services
  • Quality broker representation
  • Solid corporate citizen known for generous charitable giving
  • Consistent growth
  • Wide range of quality products

Wawanesa Careers

Respectful. Challenging. Rewarding.

Wawanesa Insurance is a policyholder-owned company that offers great stability for employees and plenty of opportunity for growth. Most importantly, we provide an environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding.

If you are looking to develop your career in any of the areas below, consider Wawanesa Insurance. We’d like to hear from you!

Discipline Specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Claims/Underwriting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Products/Product Development
  • Legal
  • Marketing

Our employees are our most important asset and we want to ensure they are happy, engaged, and are part of a culture that enables them to bring their best selves to work, and grow and develop in their careers.

Our total rewards offering starts with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, and is rounded out by programs that range from pension plans or 401(k), to a progressive dress code, to an industry leading paid time off and vacation program.

Our Total Rewards offering includes but is not limited to:
Annual Bonus plan
Education assistance
Personal days
Disability plans
Premium-free dental and extended health benefits
Pension Plan OR 401(k)
Life Insurance
Generous vacation allowance
My Community Day
Flexible Work Schedule
Leave Top-up Programs

Wawanesa Insurance Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great Employer - Not Just Another Number"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Claims Representative Il in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Auto Claims Representative Il in Calgary, AB
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wawanesa Insurance full-time (More than a year)


    - My direct supervisor & her supervisor are very approachable & knowledgeable
    - I feel like my thoughts and ideas are taken seriously; I don't feel like just another number
    - My HR rep is approachable & always willing to listen and assist
    - Upper management & VPS share the company successes and goals with everyone
    - Upper management & VPS take our yearly employee engagement survey seriously. They show this by taking about & implementing changes within the company to ensure the happiness of their employees
    - I feel our team isn't just a group of colleagues, we are a family
    - I feel my mental and physical health is important to the company as we are given 5 personal days on top of vacation days (My prior employer only have 1 personal day)
    - I look forward to coming to coming to work
    - The company is a supporter of equality
    - I feel as thou I am fairly compensated for the work I do


    - The training program needs improvement. If you are coming in "green" with no claims background, buddy up with someone who can mentor you and be your go to when you need help
    - Benefits are in need of an update but I know this is in the works. I am looking forward to the outcome!

    Advice to Management

    - Please implement better training or a training team. For those with no claims background, we need to be setting them up for success with a great training program.

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Wawanesa Insurance Photos

Wawanesa Insurance photo of: Welcome to Wawanesa!
Wawanesa Insurance photo of: Wawanesa employees at a community event raising funds for type 1 diabetes!
Wawanesa Insurance photo of: Wawnesa employees at the Ride Don't Hide event in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association
Wawanesa Insurance photo of: Wawanesa participates in United Way's Plane Pull
Wawanesa Insurance photo of: Alonzo Fowler Kempton - One of the Founders of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Wawanesa Insurance photo of: Earning Your Trust since 1986...
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Wawanesa Insurance Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview


    Applications Developer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Wawanesa Insurance (Winnipeg, MB) in February 2019.


    Initial Screening Call from HR ,
    One Round of Technical Interview .
    More focus on behavioural questions and experience
    Took a month to complete the process
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    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions like how you tackled a negative situation in the past, weakness,Strength   Answer Question
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