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Actuaries help organizations manage and monitor risk by evaluating the likelihood of future events and designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events and decrease the impact of undesirable events that do occur. They may evaluate uncertainties associated with life or property or casualty insurance, annuities, social security, worker's compensation, pension or other employee benefit plans. (alis)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- ONET Online - U.S resource for occupational descriptions and information.
- Alberta Learning Information Service (alis) - OCCinfo
- A Day in the Life of an Actuary- The Princeton Review
- Career Explorer by Sokanu - U.S.-based occupational information and videos
- Actuarial Science Overview>- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Interview: Actuarial Associate - from StudyinCanada.com
- What We Do & Where We Practice - Canadian Institute of Actuaries
- About Actuaries: What We Do - Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society
- Career Paths and Examples of What Actuaries Do - Society of Actuaries
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Management / I.H. Asper School of Business - Actuarial Studies
- Faculty of Science - Actuarial Mathematics
Exploring Other Education Options
- Canadian universities offering Actuarial Studies - programs accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
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Information for foreign-trained Actuaries - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook- Job outlook for the U.S.
- Best Jobs in Canada 2018: The Top 25 - Statistician or Actuary (#12) - Canadian Business magazine
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Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Actuarial Employers - listing from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
- Directory: Life Insurance Brokers & Companies - from Life Cover
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