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Data Analyst

Posting Date: Jun 5, 2021

Location: Montréal, Quebec, CA, H3A 3A7 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1C 0M3 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J 3C6 Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9C 5P1 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J 2A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1C 8L3

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.


Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.


Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. 


Job Title: Data Analyst
Department: Underwriting
Competition: 12299
Internal/External: Internal/External
Employment Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Montreal or Etobicoke or  Halifax or Moncton
Salary: Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits
Reports To: Team Leader, Underwriting



Position Summary

The Group Underwriting business focus is to establish, administer and manage customer focused financial solutions for new and existing group benefit programs that are in line with the company's growth and margin targets.  The Group Underwriting Growth team primarily focuses on overall execution of quotes that supports both the brokerage and corporate business for the three markets.

The Business Analyst will work under the guidance of the Group Underwriters and Senior Group Underwriting Consultant.


Key Responsibilities

  • Update and validate the data on the quotes produced.
  • Compile statistical data on competition quotes.
  • Produce various statistical reports.
  • Communicating with sales on quote specifications.
  • Analyzing quote data and preparing proposal and rate file for Group Underwriters.
  • Processing ad hoc requests for rating for in-force groups.
  • Assist the underwriters in their various tasks.
  • Perform any other task of the same nature, or of a general nature, as required by his duties.
  • Build out comprehensive business intelligence & reporting for various stakeholders, keeping in mind the needs of varied audiences and the desire to drive insights & action
  • Effectively translate business and project needs into data extraction and manipulation plans
  • Leverage data expertise to support initiatives through scoping, implementation, impact analysis, and ongoing reporting



  • Possesses analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Remains alert to new techniques for insights, analytics, and data visualization, and devises new ways of applying them.
  • Interprets data, analyzes results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
  • Gathers requirements and documents these requirements for use in various audits, reports, & projects.
  • Reporting and business intelligence
  • Insightful analysis of data
  • A passion for solving problems
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Business understanding

Required Qualifications

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, accounting or computer science, plus strong quantitative skills and background, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years in Group Underwriting experience including knowledge of systems and processes


Other Qualifications:

  • Insurance knowledge (LOMA, CEBS or HIAA) would be an asset
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite. Strong Excel skills (vlookups and pivot tables, macros)
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is mandatory


Core Competencies

  • Have an understanding of the group insurance business.
  • Are very organized and exhibits high attention to detail. Have excellent reasoning, judgement and decision-making abilities.
  • Communicates clearly and confidently verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Self-directed with high levels of personal accountability and responsibility. Enjoys working autonomously in a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of how the job contributes to the overall Underwriting unit and helps others without being asked.

We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest.  Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

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