Standards of Practice

This page contains links to the Standards of Practice of the Actuarial Standards Board. Click on each blue section title below to view that section of the Standards. Current standards, as well as archived standards, are accessible.

Standards - Complete (Part 1000 to Part 6000)
Details Effective Date
Standards of Practice (Effective January 1, 2020) 01/01/2020
318 pages. Effective January 1, 2020.
Standards of Practice (Effective December 15, 2019) 12/15/2019
312 pages. Effective December 15, 2019. Early implementation is permitted.
Standards of Practice (Effective July 1, 2019) 07/01/2019
307 pages. For calculation dates on or after July 1, 2019. Early implementation is permitted.
General Standards (Part 1000)
Details Effective Date
Standards of Practice – General Standards (Effective January 1, 2020) 01/01/2020
68 pages. Effective January 1, 2020.
Standards of Practice – General Standards (Effective July 1, 2019) 07/01/2019
68 pages. Effective for calculation dates on or after July 1, 2019. Early implementation is permitted.

Most Recent Related Memorandum (Part 1000)


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05/01/2019 219034 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to Sections 3400 and 6400 of the Standards of Practice for Consistency with ISAP 3 Download:
03/20/2019 219035 Memorandum: Minor Revisions – Part 1000 General Standards Download:
02/01/2018 217126 Memorandum: Final Standard – Revisions to General Standards (Part 1000) Download:
01/01/2018 217006 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to General Standards to Reflect the Use of Models Download:
10/15/2017 217021 Memorandum: Final Standards of Practice – Establishment of Social Security Practice-Specific Standards (Part 7000) Download:
06/29/2015 215051 Memorandum: Minor Revisions to the Standards of Practice to Comply with the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Download:
12/09/2014 214128 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to the General and Practice-Specific Standards – Consistency of Reporting and Conformance with International Standard of Actuarial Practice 1 Download:
05/15/2014 214048 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to Economic Reinvestment Assumptions within the Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Section 2300 and Subsection 1110) Download:
01/09/2014 214007 Memo: Final Standards – Revocation of the Current Standards of Practice Entitled Recommendations – Dividend Determination and Illustration and Explanatory Notes in Amplification of Certain Dividend Recommendations, and Introduction of a New Subsection Relating to Participating Policy Dividend Determination in Part 2000 – Practice-Specific Standards for Insurance Download:
12/31/2013 213051 Memorandum: Final Standards – Part 4000 Practice-Specific Standards for Actuarial Evidence and Relevant Paragraphs of Part 1000 General Standards Download:
Insurance (Part 2000)

Most Recent Related Memorandum (Part 2000)


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02/01/2018 217126 Memorandum: Final Standard – Revisions to General Standards (Part 1000) Download:
01/01/2018 217006 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to General Standards to Reflect the Use of Models Download:
02/03/2017 217015 Memorandum: Revisions to the Practice-Specific Standards for Insurance (Part 2000) Download:
06/29/2015 215051 Memorandum: Minor Revisions to the Standards of Practice to Comply with the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Download:
05/15/2014 214048 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to Economic Reinvestment Assumptions within the Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Section 2300 and Subsection 1110) Download:
01/09/2014 214007 Memo: Final Standards – Revocation of the Current Standards of Practice Entitled Recommendations – Dividend Determination and Illustration and Explanatory Notes in Amplification of Certain Dividend Recommendations, and Introduction of a New Subsection Relating to Participating Policy Dividend Determination in Part 2000 – Practice-Specific Standards for Insurance Download:
06/30/2013 213046 Memo: Minor Revisions to the Standards: Linkages between General and Practice-Specific Standards Download:
03/15/2013 MRC031513 Memorandum: Most Recent Changes (Includes the memoranda 213009 and 213014) Download:
03/15/2013 213009 Memorandum: Final Standards for Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation (Section 2300) to Narrow the Range of Practice on Certain Elements Download:
02/07/2013 213005 Memorandum: Final Standards – Introduction of Standards Relating to Appointed Actuary Opinions with Respect to Use of Internal Models to Determine Required Capital for Segregated Fund Guarantees Download:

Current Related Promulgations (Part 2000)


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07/03/2019 219078 Final Communication of Updated Promulgations of the Ultimate Reinvestment Rates and Calibration Criteria for Stochastic Risk-Free Interest Rates in the Standards of Practice for the Valuation of Insurance Contract Liabilities: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2330)
04/18/2019 219047 Initial Communication of Updated Promulgations of the Ultimate Reinvestment Rates and Calibration Criteria for Stochastic Risk-Free Interest Rates in the Standards of Practice for the Valuation of Insurance Contract Liabilities: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2330)
07/30/2017 217079T Final Communication of a Promulgation of Prescribed Mortality Improvement Rates and Associated Margins for Adverse Deviations within the Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2350) and the Accompanying Promulgation – Excel Workbook
07/30/2017 217079 Final Communication of a Promulgation of Prescribed Mortality Improvement Rates and Associated Margins for Adverse Deviations within the Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2350) and the Accompanying Promulgation
07/28/2017 217081 Final Communication of Updated Promulgations of the Ultimate Reinvestment Rates and Calibration Criteria for Stochastic Risk-Free Interest Rates in the Standards of Practice for the Valuation of Insurance Contract Liabilities: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2330)
07/28/2017 217080 Final Communication of a Promulgation of Calibration Criteria for Equity Investment Returns Referenced in the Standards of Practice for the Valuation of Insurance Contract Liabilities: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2370)
05/11/2017 217052 Initial Communication of Updated Promulgations of the Ultimate Reinvestment Rates and Calibration Criteria for Stochastic Risk-Free Interest Rates in the Standards of Practice for the Valuation of Insurance Contract Liabilities: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2330)
05/02/2017 217048 Initial Communication of a Promulgation of Prescribed Mortality Improvement Rates and Associated Margins for Adverse Deviations within the Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2350) and the Accompanying Promulgation
05/02/2017 217048T Initial Communication of a Promulgation of Prescribed Mortality Improvement Rates and Associated Margins for Adverse Deviations within the Practice-Specific Standards on Insurance Contract Valuation: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2350) and the Accompanying Promulgation – Excel Workbook
05/02/2017 217049 Initial Communication of a Promulgation of Calibration Criteria for Equity Investment Returns Referenced in the Standards of Practice for the Valuation of Insurance Contract Liabilities: Life and Health (Accident and Sickness) Insurance (Subsection 2370)
Pension Plans (Part 3000)

Most Recent Related Memorandum (Part 3000)


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05/01/2019 219034 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to Sections 3400 and 6400 of the Standards of Practice for Consistency with ISAP 3 Download:
03/01/2019 218028 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to Subsection 3260 of the Practice-Specific Standards for Pension Plans – Reporting: External User Report; Advice on the Funded Status or Funding of a Pension Plan Download:
02/01/2018 217126 Memorandum: Final Standard – Revisions to General Standards (Part 1000) Download:
01/01/2018 217006 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to General Standards to Reflect the Use of Models Download:
06/29/2015 215051 Memorandum: Minor Revisions to the Standards of Practice to Comply with the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Download:
12/09/2014 214128 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revisions to the General and Practice-Specific Standards – Consistency of Reporting and Conformance with International Standard of Actuarial Practice 1 Download:
10/23/2013 213089 Memorandum: Final Standards – Revision to the Practice-Specific Standards for Pension Plans – Mortality Assumption for Pension Commuted Values and Promulgation of Mortality Table Download:
09/19/2013 213084 Memorandum: Final Standards: Revisions to the Practice-Specific Standards for Pension Plans – Assumptions for Hypothetical Wind-up and Solvency Valuations Download:
06/30/2013 213046 Memo: Minor Revisions to the Standards: Linkages between General and Practice-Specific Standards Download:
03/15/2013 213014 Memorandum: Correction of Minor Error in the Standards of Practice for Pension Plans and in the Standards of Practices for Insurers – French Version Download:

Current Related Promulgations (Part 3000)


Actuarial Evidence (Part 4000)

Most Recent Related Memorandum (Part 4000)


Current Related Promulgations (Part 4000)


Public Personal Injury Compensation Plans (Part 5000)

Most Recent Related Memorandum (Part 5000)


Post-employment Benefit Plans (Part 6000)

Most Recent Related Memorandum (Part 6000)