Actuarial Analyst



Actuarial Analyst

Reference: R2217436

Duration: Full time

Work Location: 95 St-Clair Avenue West, Toronto

Unposting Date: 2022-09-3


At Desjardins, we believe in equity, diversity and inclusion. We're committed to welcoming, respecting and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all. At Desjardins, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We believe our teams should reflect the diversity of the members, clients and communities we serve.


If there's something we can do to help make the recruitment process or the job you're applying for more accessible, let us know. We can provide accommodations at any stage in the recruitment process. Just ask!


Do you have good analytical skills? Is there no limit to your curiosity when it comes to innovation? Do you want to learn modern predictive modeling and machine learning techniques? Be at the heart of stimulating projects by joining a critical service for the proper functioning and operation of DGIG. Come innovate and change the world of insurance with us! A world in constant change. Be part of the journey!


We don't offer you a job, we offer you job satisfaction! #Desjardinsdifference



  • The Product Development and Pricing team is looking for a candidate to join it as an Actuarial Analyst.
  • Are you interested in working with a group of talented actuaries in an environment that fosters growth and development?
  • Then you may be the one we are looking for!


What you will do

  • Contribute to developing an optimal pricing strategy based on claim cost models, behavioural models and competitive intelligence
  • Support the implementation of cutting-edge pricing techniques in an evolving and uncertain regulatory environment in a way that minimizes the adverse impact on Desjardin's members and clients, and spurs profitable growth
  • Understand, help to build and improve the pricing algorithms for our property or auto products using modern modeling techniques (GLM, GBM, etc.)
  • Carry out actuarial analyses by analyzing data (indications, filings, competitive analysis), make appropriate assumptions, communicate results to the stakeholders (management, stakeholders, other teams) and make recommendations in a fast-paced environment
  • Produce and analyze reports that monitor the evolving trends in the book of business and recommend rating and underwriting actions based on observations
  • Perform ad-hoc quick or deep-dive analyses using the latest machine learning techniques (decision trees, clustering etc.)
  • Contribute to improving the RSP cession strategy
  • Contribute to completion and submission of regulatory rate filings.


What you bring to the table

  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics or Statistics
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Please note that other combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered
  • Successful completion of at least two CAS exams


Specific knowledge

  • P&C Insurance knowledge, Microsoft Office Suite, SAS, VBA, R
  • Knowledge of French communication (an asset)


Desjardins Cross-sector skills

  • Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning


Key competencies for the job

  • Business insight, Interpersonal Savvy


What we offer

  • Training and development opportunities to grow your career with one of Canada's top 100 employers
  • Rotation program for experienced and inexperienced employees
  • Flexible work options and paid time off to support your personal and family needs
  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and a supportive workplace culture
  • A comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary, bonus, defined benefit pension plan and benefits
  • Fitness reimbursement program
  • Discounts on automobile and home insurance premiums
  • Full reimbursement of Insurance Institute of Canada courses
  • Free second-language course in the workplace
  • Reimbursement of job-related continuing education costs
  • Time off for study days for actuarial examinations.


Why choose an actuarial career with Desjardins?

  • An organization that highly values actuaries
  • A technology and innovation leader
  • Offers first-hand experience
  • Offers exceptional training and work that will challenge your skill set
  • Offers the flexibility of working in Mississauga, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal or Lévis
  • Offers a great rotation program that allows actuaries to gain additional experience in reserving, pricing, commercial, and R&D
  • A company that focuses on members and clients.


About Desjardins

Join in on our success as one of Canada's top 100 employers. We are the third largest property and casualty insurer in Canada, and we have won numerous distinctive awards including:

  • Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2019)
  • Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2019)
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers for Young People (2019)
  • Canada's Best Employers, (2019)
  • LinkedIn's Top 25 Companies in Canada (2019)
  • Canada's Greenest Employers (2019).


Other working conditions

Workplace : The work arrangement for this position will be Hybrid #LI-Hyrbid


Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.


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