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

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics (B.Sc.) Bachelor
Mathematics (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelor; Honours
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Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Financial Risk Management Master
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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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Modified on November 14, 2019