Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

(NOC 2161)


In general, you need a university degree in your chosen field of work or a college program in computer science.

To be a mathematician or statistician, you need a graduate degree in mathematics or statistics.

To be an actuary, you usually need a university degree or college diploma in mathematics, statistics or operations research, three years' actuarial experience, and accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Project management
Team project work
Proposal writing
Making presentations
Financial management
Business operations

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics and its Applications Bachelor
Mathematics and its Applications Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Actuarial Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Statistics Bachelor
Mathematics Bachelor
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Math and Economics Bachelor; University Transfer
Statistics Bachelor; University Transfer
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Actuarial Mathematics/Finance (BA, BSc) Bachelor; Co-op
Pure and Applied Mathematics (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on November 14, 2019