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New research examines risks and rewards of lifetime pension pool design elements

This media release announces the publication of a comprehensive report that examines the intricacies of lifetime pension pools, also known as variable payment life annuities or VPLAs in Canada, and shares optimal design elements.

Examen des éléments de conception d’un régime commun de rentes viagères à paiements variables

Fournissant un éclairage essentiel sur les pensions viagères – également connues sous le nom de rentes viagères à paiements variables ou RVPV, ce rapport de recherche publié conjointement par l’ICA et la Society of Actuaries examine les régimes de retraite […]

Exploration of Lifetime Pension Pool Design Elements

Providing valuable insights on lifetime pension pools – also known as variable payment life annuities or VPLAs – this joint research report by the CIA and the Society of Actuaries examines modern retirement arrangements that enable retirees to convert a […]

Request for Proposals: 2023-2024 Academic Research Grant Program

The Academic Research Grant Program provides funding to academics with an appointment at a Canadian university for the purpose of furthering research in actuarial science, providing students at Canadian universities an opportunity to conduct research in actuarial science and training […]

Research report: Canadian Individual Life Experience for Policy Year 2020-2021

This is the 72nd annual report of the intercompany mortality experience for Canadian individual life insurance policies. The study covers the one-year period beginning with the policy anniversary in 2020 on an age-nearest-birthday basis for data submitted by seven companies. […]

Research report: Canadian Individual Life Experience for Policy Year 2020-2021 – Zip file

This is the accompanying zip file to the abovementioned report, which includes databases for each of the last 12 policy years.

Research report: Canadian Individual Life Experience for Policy Year 2020-2021 – Tables

These are the accompanying tables to the abovementioned report.  

Analysis of the Impact of Disability on Earnings Using the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability: Final Report

This report develops tables to quantify the difference in the income of individuals with disabilities when compared to the income of individuals without disabilities in order to help the court or the litigating parties to determine the value of the […]

Academic Research Grants Final Report

In this report, we present summaries of the research grants that the CIA has awarded over the past few years, covering a diverse range of actuarial topics such as intergenerational equity in the occupational pension sphere, developing a holistic risk […]

A Stochastic Analysis of Policies Related to Funding of Defined Benefit Pension Plans

This research paper focuses on the impact of Canada’s new pension legislation on the funding of defined benefit (DB) pension plans. The paper presents a mathematical model for projecting the assets, liabilities, and funded ratio of a DB plan and […]