Becoming a member
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 April 1, 2024, the CIA will also offer two entry-level categories, Student and Candidate. If you are just starting your journey, these are membership categories 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
The membership year runs from April 1 to March 31.
Know about your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.