Educating actuaries in the 21st century

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The education of actuarial candidates at the university level has undergone several changes over time, as instructors respond to developments in actuarial knowledge, required skill sets, and expectations of both students and future employers.

A look at the job market for Canadian actuaries

As the profession emerges from COVID-19, working arrangements have entered a new paradigm, and this change in the status quo has implications for both employers and job seekers within the industry. Additionally, other factors – such as IFRS 17 and competition from data science – have impacts of their own. In this episode, Adrian Czernick joins us to talk about the current state of affairs...

Dominik Briault on actuaries in estate planning

For actuaries involved in the pricing and design of life insurance products, the sales process can be a bit of a mystery. Dominik Briault, FCIA, has seen both sides of the equation, first as a pricing actuary and now as an employee of an estate-planning organization. He joins us to share his experiences and provide advice for others looking to enter this non-traditional area of practice.

Remembering Brian Burnell

In 2022, the CIA presented its first set of Lifetime Awards for volunteer service. One of the recipients was long-time CIA member Brian Burnell, who passed away in 2021. In this episode, Paul Burnell, FCIA, joins us to talk about his father’s career and the influence that Brian had on his own decision to also become an actuary.

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