Skip to main content

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.

Pursue your professional designation

Pathway 1

For students using an accredited degree or those who hold an ACIA designation and are exclusively using the CIA’s education and exams to achieve ACIA and FCIA designations.

Learn about Pathway 1

Pathway 2

For candidates with full or partial Associate-level qualifications from another actuarial organization who want to get their ACIA designation and then join Pathway 1.

Learn about Pathway 2

Pathway 3

For candidates with recognized Fellow-level designations from another actuarial organization who want to become an FCIA.

Learn about Pathway 3

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.

Return to top