THE ‘NUMEROPHOBIA’ ROLE (OTE: $60,000 – $80,000)


Believe it or not … there’s a term for people with an irrational fear of numbers!
It’s called ‘numerophobia’.

Now, we’re all pretty familiar with the superstitions surrounding numbers.

The #13 is widely considered to be unlucky. So much so, that many architects skip the 13th floor when designing their buildings.

The #666 is believed to be the sign of the devil!

And … many people prescribe to the belief; bad things happen in 3’s.
For example, lighting three cigarettes with a single match … will lead to death!

But, numerophobia is a whole new level!
Individuals stricken with this affliction fear all kinds of numbers – especially complex math equations!

So … what does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Nothing really.

That said … if you’re a numerophobe … this role definitely wouldn’t be up your alley.


As a result of business growth … our client’s organization is in need of an Underwriter to join their team.

Reporting to the Director … the successful candidate will be skillful with applications and systems … love number crunching and have a solid understanding of industry terminology.



  • Handle group insurance renewals, analyzing insurer’s proposed position & negotiating best outcome for clients
  • Act as a technical resource while attending and supporting Consultants in meetings
  • Understand all products available and the associated complexities of group benefits
  • Build and strengthen ongoing working relationships with insurers
  • Review accuracy of ASO reconciliations (or refunds) provided by insurer
  • Produce comprehensive reports (clear descriptions & recommendations regarding renewals) based on your analyses
  • Create outlines for clients’ budgeting purposes (based on previous data) – to assist in calculating projected renewal rates
  • Provide recommendations for improvements in identifying risk & in-plan designs


  • 2+ years’ related experience, preferably as a Group Benefits Underwriter
  • Post-secondary degree
  • Strong working mathematical skills
  • Strong verbal and communications skills – in English
  • Desire to complete CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) exams, related to Group Benefits
  • Outstanding Microsoft usage skills; especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Past experience in a consulting environment is a very “nice-to-have”


SALARY RANGE: $60,000 – $80,000
OTHER: RRSP + benefits + vacation


If you’re qualified for this role … this is what happens next;

  1. Email your resume to Sabrina at;
  2. Ensure the subject line reads; NUMEROPHOBIA – 19G91MTCHFBL
  3. Based on the job description … tell Sabrina why you’re a legitimate contender.

THE ‘BABY + BATHWATER’ ROLE (OTE: $75,000 – $99,000)


You’ve likely heard the saying … “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”.
Ever wondered how that saying came to be?

Well, 500 years ago … daily life was far different than what we have grown accustomed to, today.

For example, in the 1500’s … when it came to personal hygiene, many people bathed only once per year!

To make matters worse … an entire family would bathe in the very same water!
The “order of operations” generally involved the adult male bathing first, followed by the adult female.

Any children of theirs would then get their ‘turn in the tub’ – from oldest to youngest.

As you can imagine … by the time the babies found their place in the queue … the bath water was absolutely filthy.
So much so, that mothers had to be careful not to throw their baby out with the bathwater!

What does that have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Absolutely nothing!

That said, now that we’ve got your attention … we’d love to tell you about Match and Fable’s latest role!



Our client is looking for a talented and experienced Commercial P&C Broker to join their industry-leading team, In this role, you will drive results for your clients by delivering solutions that meet the exposure and coverage requirements of both existing and new clientele.

Our client is open to entertaining candidates from either the Brokerage or Insurance Company sectors and very interested in candidates with underwriting experience … & looking to grow their skills!


  • Collaborate with sales team to develop coverage strategies + marketing initiatives for renewal and prospective business
  • Analyze client-specific risk exposure and details coverage requirements; preparing and presenting marketing proposals for both renewals and new business
  • Maintain strong relationships with underwriting community … for the benefit of the client
  • Negotiate with Underwriters for best terms, conditions and competitive pricing for existing and new clients
  • Verify policies and documentation for accuracy in accordance
  • Follow-up with insurer to confirm terms of negotiated contracts are met
  • Approve documentation for new contracts, policy changes, additions, deletions + renewals


  • MUST HAVE: 7+ years of insurance and/or commercial marketing or broking experience
  • MUST HAVE: Experience with commercial property, liability and automobile insurance
  • MUST HAVE: RIBO License
  • NICE TO HAVE: Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) / Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP)
  • Post-Secondary degree or combination of education + equivalent years of industry experience
  • NICE TO HAVE: Experience with Real Estate or Manufacturing or Transportation or Hospitality … or similar
  • Proven negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Client-focused with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Wicked attention to detail + deadly organizational skills + ability to gets things done!
  • Proven ability to prioritize competing requirements and deadlines under pressure
  • Proficient with the MS Office
  • OPEN TO CANDIDATES HAILING FROM: Brokerage or Insurance Company sectors and those with underwriting experience


BASE SALARY: $70,000 – $90,000
BONUS: 7% – 10% ($5,000 – $9,000)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $75,000 – $99,000
OTHER: mileage + rrsp + option to be home-office based (after first 3 months)

QUALIFIED?  There are 3 things we’ll need from you;

  1. Send your resume to Jordana Matsos at
  2. Ensure subject line of your email reads; BABY + BATHWATER – 14C20MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Jordana how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.