As an actuary, you can help change the future of healthcare

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Canadian Institute of Actuaries

Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019 • by Canadian Institute of Actuaries

Are you good at math? Do you love complex problem-solving? Maybe a career as an actuary is for you!

Being an actuary is a challenging and rewarding career, consistently ranked one of the top three in North America.

Actuaries Turn Numbers into Knowledge

Actuaries are risk management experts. They use math, stats, and probability to help ensure the financial security of Canadians in diverse areas:

  • Life, property, and casualty insurance;
  • Finance and investment;
  • Risk management;
  • Retirement and pensions;
  • Healthcare sustainability; and
  • Environment and resources (including climate change).

View our webcast recording: Become an Actuary.

Education and Qualifications

Many universities offer degrees in actuarial science, but undergraduate degrees in math, statistics, business and finance, or economics are all excellent preparation for an actuarial career. To qualify as an actuary, you must complete a series of actuarial exams.

Canadian Universities Offering Actuarial Studies
Canadian Enrolment Information

University Accreditation

In Canada, the actuarial profession is governed by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). The CIA’s University Accreditation Program (UAP) provides students with the option of receiving credit for some of the early actuarial exams if they receive a minimum grade in certain undergraduate courses.

Make Connections

Networking is an important part of success in any career. Connect with actuarial students and professionals through the Actuarial Students National Association or join CIAnet.

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