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The future of actuarial science

What actuaries do constantly evolves with the world around us. Our role adapts to align with increasing globalization, advancements in technology and automation, emerging challenges like climate change, and the corresponding shifts in what organizations need. With strong communication, technical, analytical, and risk management skills, along with unequalled professionalism, actuaries have the opportunity to become brilliant business strategists and effectively lead businesses forward. CIA members are leading the way.

What being an actuary means

Actuaries manage risk to make sure people and organizations are prepared for whatever challenges or opportunities we might face. We are problem solvers that apply our knowledge of math, statistics, data modelling and analytics, and business to help Canadians face their financial future with confidence. Actuaries can work in traditional fields such as insurance, retirement, and investments, but have an increasing sphere of influence in Canada and globally. If you enjoy math, helping people, and taking on complex challenges, this might be the career for you.

CIA membership qualification pathways:

Pathway 1

This is the CIA route. It is designed for students attending a CIA-accredited university who wish to leverage a fresh, innovative, and practical qualification process and go on to become an Associate or Fellow of the CIA through our own education and examinations.

Pathway 2

This is the partnership route. It is designed for people with full or partial associate-level qualifications from another actuarial organization who wish to become an ACIA. They can then join Pathway 1 to continue on to FCIA designation through the CIA’s education and examinations.

Pathway 3

This is the experience route. It is open to anyone who already holds a fellowship-level credential from a recognized actuarial organization who can demonstrate the required professional Canadian experience to achieve the FCIA designation.

International recognition of ACIA/FCIA designations

The CIA Education System is designed to help enhance the value and recognition our designations hold internationally over time. CIA currently has mutual recognition agreements in place with actuarial organizations in a number of countries.

Pursue your professional designation

ACIA designation

If you are planning to pursue a career in actuarial science, particularly in Canada, you will benefit from the ACIA designation. It can be an empowering end goal or an important stepping stone to Fellowship.

FCIA designation

If you want to advance your career, enhance your actuarial science credentials, and open new professional opportunities in Canada and beyond, you should consider becoming an FCIA.

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