Who we are

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) is the qualifying and governing body of the actuarial profession in Canada. We develop and uphold rigorous standards, share our risk management expertise and advance actuarial science to improve lives in Canada and around the world. Our more than 6,000 members apply their knowledge of math, statistics, data analytics and business in providing services and advice of the highest quality to help Canadian people and organizations face the future with confidence.

Our philosophy

What we do

We empower actuaries and the people and organizations we work with to better model the future, build trust, maintain integrity, stay relevant, manage risk and serve the public good. We help our members and those they advise to move forward confidently in a world defined by change.

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We promote the advancement of actuarial science through research.

We provide for the education and qualification of members and prospective members.

We ensure that the actuarial services our members provide meet our high professional standards.

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We self-regulate and enforce rules of professional conduct.

We advocate for the profession with governments and decision makers in the development of public policy.

Our team

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The CIA Board leads on strategic oversight and fiduciary responsibility for the Institute.

Meet our Board
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Six volunteer councils lead on key areas of work for the CIA.

Discover our councils’ initiatives
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CIA Head Office staff support the Institute and its members.

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Our members and volunteers

A membership of professionals

Our members are Canada’s actuaries. They protect the public interest and adhere to rigorous standards, share their risk management expertise and produce high-quality research to enhance the value and scope of actuarial science in Canada and around the world. Their professionalism and powerful skills are what keep our organization at the forefront of actuarial research, practice and policy-making.

By the strength of volunteers

Our history is rooted in the strength of volunteers. They founded and continue to grow the Institute through efforts in research, standards development and education. Over 800 CIA volunteers share their time, knowledge and objectivity to help ensure the financial security of all Canadians.

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Read about the immense value and contribution of our volunteers in the Institute’s 2024 Strength in Numbers: The CIA’s Report on Volunteerism.

Our strength as an organization is thanks to the dedication and professionalism of our volunteers.

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CIA Legacy Awards

See the Legacy Tree featuring members who have forever impacted the Institute.

Learn more about the CIA legacy tree
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President’s Award

Celebrate the individuals making significant impacts on actuarial practice in Canada.

See 2023’s award recipients
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Cohorts of new Fellows

Recognizing new Fellows.

Meet the new Fellows
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Cohorts of new Associates

Recognizing new Associates.

Meet the new Associates
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In memoriam

In honour of members who have passed away.

Remember our members