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Business Assistant

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 8, 2021.

Business Assistant


Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste . Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

The Business Assistant reports directly to VP of Technology and is responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration requirements of the senior management team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of administrative support including calendar management, data entry, expense reimbursement, report preparation, and other associated duties.

  • Assists the senior management team with all administrative functions
  • Coordination of meetings, managing multiple conflicting meetings and necessary resources, booking and scheduling meetings with internal and external clients
  • Compiles information and prepares reports and correspondence which is approved in finished form by the requesting party
  • Ordering office supplies, coordinating office maintenance, etc.
  • Coordination and preparation of documentation for leader’s local and international travel
  • Provides general administrative support to the technology leadership team
  • Provides coding of invoices and forwards onto appropriate approval authority
  • Other duties as assigned, including supporting other Admin team members

What do you bring to the role?

  • Post-secondary diploma in Business/ Office Administration, or relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of experience within an administrative environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel and PowerPoint in order to produce professional correspondence and documentation
  • High level of maturity and integrity with respect to confidential information
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions with internal and external customers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • High level of comfort dealing with senior level staff
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving with focus on outcomes
  • Detail-oriented to ensure accurate and complete quality of services
  • You’re a superior planner, organizer and coordinator
  • You have impeccable attention to detail
  • You’re an outstanding verbal and written communicator
  • You have the ability to perform well in a busy operation, remain calm under pressure and be adaptable, innovative and flexible
  • You’re committed to continuous improvement and customer service; professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions
  • You have a knack for working with minimal direct supervision
  • You are a great team player

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.

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.

We offer: 

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

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:

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