Opportunities at Cornerstone

Current Opportunities

We are always looking to add the right person to the Cornerstone team. Is that you?

You may not have specific experience with insurance but if you enjoy being a part of a team that encourages growth and connection in a professional yet fun environment, we invite you to apply. There isn’t a typical day in the work life in the insurance industry. The work is flexible, exciting, and rewarding.

Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd. is built on relationships and trust. We are looking for individuals who are conscientious, diligent, and interested in joining a company whose culture of comradery and teamwork is paramount.

We value excellence, trust, positivity, and creativity. The ideal candidates understand the difference between simply providing sound customer service versus an impactful client experience.

Personal Lines New Business Specialist

Position:

Full-time

Work Location:

Hybrid with the majority being remote.

Job Overview:

To build relationships with prospective clients and arrange coverage that meets their unique lifestyle. Providing a friendly and relatable client experience is essential by doing our best to ensure clients feel heard, valued, and seen as a person first and foremost.

Office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Responsibilities:

  • Bind coverage based on insurer and Cornerstone underwriting standards
  • Provide professional insurance quotes to clients
  • Remain current with awareness of binding authority, underwriting rules, products, and rating procedures of insurance companies
  • Build trustworthy relationships with current and prospective clients
  • Meet or exceed monthly sales targets

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • While the Alberta Insurance Council Level 1 General License and experience in personal lines insurance is preferred, Cornerstone is ready and willing to train the right candidate who is interested in joining our industry
  • Superior customer service acumen with 5+ years’ experience in customer service industry
  • Proven sales experience is an asset
  • Proficient using TAM, Applied Rating Services and Microsoft Office an asset
  • Completed or working toward an industry designation (CIP/CAIB) would be an asset
  • University degree preferred

Looking for candidates who embody these skills:

  • Excellent professional communication: Both oral and written.
  • Dynamic energy: Networking, enjoyment of meeting new people, and diplomatically working with others.
  • Emotional intelligence: Empathetic and sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Punctuality: Timeliness is key to great client experience.
  • Customer-focused: Always putting first, the experience of the client as the reason why we are in business.
  • Relationship building: Ability to build relationships with clients and coworkers.
  • Negotiation skills: Aptitude for achieving outcomes that satisfy all parties while utilizing respectful communication skills.
  • Growth mindset: Pursuing excellence in yourself, seeking improvement, and accepting the shift from stale to perpetual growth, searching for innovative ideas to take work to the next level.
  • Sales: Ability to identify and contact prospective clients

What Cornerstone Offers:

  • Competitive salary (+bonus incentives)
  • Currently remote with potential to be permanently a work-from-home position
  • Work/life balance
  • Paid vacation, volunteer time and your birthday off
  • Costco Card
  • Paid for industry education
  • Health benefits plan
  • A team culture that is not afraid to celebrate individual and team successes, whether they are big or small

To apply for consideration, please forward your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

Commercial Lines Business Development

Position:

Full-time

Work Location: 

Hybrid with the majority being remote.

Job Overview:

To build relationships with prospective commercial clients and arrange coverage that meets their unique business needs. Providing a friendly and relatable client experience is essential by doing our best to ensure clients feel heard, valued, and seen as a person first and foremost.

Office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Responsibilities:

  • Bind coverage based on insurer and Cornerstone underwriting standards
  • Provide professional insurance quotes to business clients
  • Remain current with awareness of binding authority, underwriting rules, products, and rating procedures of insurance companies
  • Build trustworthy relationships with current and prospective clients
  • Meet or exceed monthly sales targets

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Alberta Insurance Council Level 1 General License and experience in commercial lines insurance is required, Level 2 General License would be an asset
  • Superior customer service acumen with 5+ years’ experience in client service industry
  • Proven sales experience is an asset
  • Proficient using TAM, Applied Rating Services and Microsoft Office an asset
  • Completed or working toward an industry designation (CIP/CAIB) would be an asset
  • University degree preferred

Looking for candidates who embody these skills:

  • Excellent professional communication: Both oral and written.
  • Dynamic energy: Networking, enjoyment of meeting new people, and diplomatically working with others.
  • Emotional intelligence: Empathetic and sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Punctuality: Timeliness is key to great client experience.
  • Customer-focused: Always putting first, the experience of the client as the reason why we are in business.
  • Relationship building: Ability to build relationships with clients and coworkers.
  • Negotiation skills: Aptitude for achieving outcomes that satisfy all parties while utilizing respectful communication skills.
  • Growth mindset: Pursuing excellence in yourself, seeking improvement, and accepting the shift from stale to perpetual growth, searching for innovative ideas to take work to the next level.
  • Sales: Ability to identify and contact prospective clients

What Cornerstone Offers:

  • Competitive salary (+bonus incentives)
  • Currently remote with potential to be permanently a work-from-home position
  • Work/life balance
  • Paid vacation, volunteer time and your birthday off
  • Costco Card
  • Paid for industry education
  • Health benefits plan
  • A team culture that is not afraid to celebrate individual and team successes, whether they are big or small

To apply for consideration, please forward your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

Don't see a position for you?

Send us a resume and cover letter anyway! We’re always looking for talented people to add to our team.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to i[email protected]

Life as a Cornerstone team member may involve:

  • Laughing
  • Turning frowns upside down
  • Problem solving
  • A little math
  • Learning something new
  • Delighting clients
  • Chatting on the phone with both clients and colleagues
  • Communicating on the computer with both clients and colleagues
  • Virtually meeting with both clients and colleagues
  • Saving the day!

Benefits of Working at Cornerstone

  • Health and Dental Coverage
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Never work your birthday
  • Industry education is paid for
  • Hybrid work
  • Free Costco membership
  • Regular team building events and gatherings

Core Values

At Cornerstone, we believe that our team members’ personal values must be in line with our company values to be successful and cohesive team. We want our people to act and make decisions that they inherently believe are in the best interest of our clients. We live by our core values (CUBES) each and every day and they are a crucial part of being successful in every role within our company.

Client Vision & Focus

Underwriting Profit & Trust

Bend But Don't Break

Employee-Management Engagement & Teamwork

Stakeholder Accountability

History

1930

George Corus (our CEO Owen’s grandfather) was involved in the life insurance business in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

1945

Fred Corus (Owen’s father), followed in his dad’s footsteps and got into the insurance industry. This took him to Edmonton where he started his insurance agency in 1960.

1980

Owen joined the agency. He and his wife, Lori, took over the family business in 1987 when it was still known as Corus Insurance Agencies Ltd.

1990

Owen and Lori merged their business with Rick and Alice Struik and as a result, Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd was born.

2008

Rick and Alice retired and sold their shares to Owen and Lori.

2015

Owen’s sons Kevin and David Corus joined the Cornerstone team and continue to be involved with the business to this day.

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