Talent Acquisition Specialist


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 Petsecure, the first and largest insurer of its kind in the country. 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?

  • As a natural hunter of talent, you will work with hiring leaders and the HR team to deliver full cycle recruitment including developing and deploying proactive sourcing and selection strategies to ensure Economical is hiring the best talent based on knowledge, skills, experiences and alignment to our culture.

  • In collaboration with hiring leaders, you will use your creativity to come up with multi-pronged sourcing strategies to meet hiring needs.

  • You will use behavioural interviewing techniques and expertise to provide support and counsel to hiring managers throughout the selection process.

  • With your understanding of how to leverage social media and recruiting tools, you will attract talent from a direct sourcing perspective and build talent pipelines.

  • The employment brand ambassador in you will lead you to identify & participate in industry networking activities to ensure a robust talent pipeline at all times including career fairs, local college/university/business schools, etc.

  • You will participate in the delivery of talent acquisition programs such as: campus recruitment, employment brand, summer student hiring, networking/career events

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree or college diploma in a related program.

  • CHRL designation (or currently working towards completion).

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in talent acquisition specifically in developing and executing proactive sourcing strategies and recruitment programs.

  • Innovative mindset, bold thinking and a creative approach to sourcing talent is a must. Inquisitive and research-orientated.

  • Proven ability to develop and execute proactive sourcing strategies that build the candidate pipeline and guide the recruitment process to closure.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, collaborate with and influence hiring leaders while building strong relationships with internal stakeholders and candidates.

  • Ability to understand and support business strategy by sourcing key talent.

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills to present alternative solutions and minimize high-risk situations.

  • Expert interviewing and assessment skills.

  • Superior time management and organizational skills to manage multiple activities and maintain a focus on stakeholder relationships.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ATS software.

  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Some travel is required.

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: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.