The Affiliate route to CIA membership is the qualification process for fully qualified foreign actuaries from countries where actuarial credentials are not recognized by the CIA, and who are now living in Canada.

Enrolment as an Associate under the Affiliate route requires:

  1. That the candidate is living in Canada;
  2. That the candidate holds the status of fully qualified actuary with the actuarial organization from their country of origin, and that organization is a member (in good standing) of the International Actuarial Association;
  3. Successful completion of the CIA Professionalism Workshop within the previous five years of the date of application; and
  4. Successful completion of educational activities described in a. or b. below:

a) CIA Credit for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Exam LTAM or Exam STAM, Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP) Modules 1–8 and the FAP Interim and Final Assessments; or

b) CIA Credit for the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Exam MAS I or MAS II via examination and CAS Online Courses 1 and 2.

Enrolment as a Fellow under the Affiliate route requires:

  1. Successful completion of the Associate enrolment requirements as described above;
  2. Enrolment as an Affiliate or Associate of the CIA for 12 months while accruing Canadian experience;
  3. An assessment of the individual qualifications of the candidate to determine the equivalency of the education and experience to the Fellowship qualification requirements of the CIA. If no credit can be granted towards Fellowship qualification requirements, the candidate will be required to complete the requirements as identified in the conventional route;
  4. Successful completion of the CIA Practice Education Course (PEC); and
  5. To the EQC’s satisfaction, demonstration of three years of practical actuarial work experience including 12 months of Canadian practical work experience while enrolled as an Associate of the CIA within the three-year period immediately prior to the person’s application.

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