Why you should become a member

CIA members are part of the premier actuarial community in Canada. Their credentials show employers, regulators, and the public that they are committed to the highest level of professionalism, uphold rigorous standards, and are invested in protecting the public interest. CIA members are backed by a profession that punches above its weight class – creating opportunities across Canada and around the world. 

The CIA is committed to taking a modern approach to actuarial education and protecting and growing the profession and its designations. We share our risk management expertise and produce high-quality research to enhance the value, relevance, and scope of actuarial science. 

As a CIA member, you can take an active role in shaping the focus, reach, and impact of actuaries in Canada and around the world – for today and for the future. Through the CIA, you will have access to the forefront of actuarial science, news and research.  

Becoming a member

The CIA currently offers two highly valuable actuarial designations: Associate of the CIA (ACIA) and Fellow of the CIA (FCIA). Each can be obtained through one of three qualification pathways. Starting on October 1, 2024, the CIA will also offer two entry-level categories, Student and Candidate. If you are just starting your actuarial journey, those membership categories are for you.

The qualification pathways provide flexible and innovative options designed to meet the evolving needs of those working toward actuarial credentials in Canada and to ensure the integrity of the profession for years to come. Are you ready to start your journey to becoming a member? 

Tips for becoming a member

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Review the ACIA qualification pathways or the 2024 FCIA Application Guidelines. If you have completed all prerequisites (including any exemptions or credits for such prerequisites) and are ready to apply for membership, please submit your request to [email protected].

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The membership year runs from April 1 to March 31.


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