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Guidance on Asset Valuation Methods

This educational note is intended to assist actuaries in the selection of an appropriate asset valuation method in conjunction with the reporting of a pension plan’s financial position, the determination of a pension plan’s funding requirements and providing advice on […]

Guidance for Assumptions for Hypothetical Wind-Up and Solvency Valuations Update – Effective December 31, 2023, and Applicable to Valuations with Effective Dates on or after December 31, 2023, and no later than June 29, 2024 – Educational Note Supplement

The Pension Plan Financial Reporting Committee has conducted its quarter-end review of group annuity pricing conditions as at December 31, 2023, and recommended to the Actuarial Guidance Council (AGC) assumptions for hypothetical wind-up and solvency valuations for valuations with effective […]

Guidance for Assumptions for Hypothetical Wind-Up and Solvency Valuations Update – Effective September 30, 2023, and Applicable to Valuations with Effective Dates on or after September 30, 2023, and no later than June 29, 2024 – Explanatory Report

This explanatory report provides members with additional information and details on the analysis done for the guidance outlined in the educational note supplement dated October 24, 2023.

Reflecting Increasing Maximum Pensions Under the Income Tax Act in Solvency, Hypothetical Wind-up and Wind-up Valuations

This updated educational note is intended to provide guidance to actuaries with respect to reflecting increasing defined benefit maximum pension limits under the Income Tax Act in solvency, hypothetical wind-up and wind-up valuations.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Advice statement to the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities

The CIA submits comments to CAPSA on its Guideline for Risk Management for Plan Administrators.

Guidance for Assumptions for Hypothetical Wind-Up and Solvency Valuations Update – Effective September 30, 2023, and Applicable to Valuations with Effective Dates on or after September 30, 2023, and no later than June 29, 2024

The PPFRC has conducted its quarter-end review of group annuity pricing conditions as at September 30, 2023, and recommended to the AGC assumptions for hypothetical wind-up and solvency valuations for valuations with effective dates on or after September 30, 2023 […]

Reading list for FCIA Syllabus – Retirement benefits track

Supporting the FCIA exam focused on the specialized retirement benefits track, this comprehensive reading list will provide you with the ideal study material to prepare for earning your FCIA designation.