Potential Areas of Employment for Graduates

Here are the most recent job rankings of careers that students can have by taking one of the programs that we offer:

  • Actuary:  2015 -- #1;  2017 -- #11
  • Statistician:  2015 -- #4;  2017 -- #1
  • Data Scientist:  2015 -- #6;  2017 -- #5
  • Financial Analyst: 2017 -- #30

The full lists can be found here: 2015 and 2017

Actuarial Science

  • Insurance Industry – Life, Property, and Casualty Insurance Companies
  • Employee Benefits Consulting – particularly Retirement (Pension) and Group Benefits Consulting
  • Other Financial Institutions – such as Investment firms, Banks, and Trust Companies
  • Government – this work may involve supporting the ongoing analysis of the various government social security programs and any related financial modelling, including looking at demographic trends and implications
  • Education – Research and/or teaching
  • Several other areas – including actuarial recruiting for the forensic sciences and employers in the Environmental Analysis sector, as well as other employers looking for expertise in financial modelling and/or risk management
Companies from the above sectors come to our campus annually to recruit students from our actuarial science programs. Opportunities exist both in Canada and abroad, particularly in the U.S. Recently, there has been increased interest in recruiters from the U.S. who, in addition to Canadian employers, are now very actively recruiting our students. Websites of interest are www.BeAnActuary.org, as well as the Canadian Institute of Actuaries website (www.actuaries.ca) and the Society of Actuaries website (www.soa.org).

Data Science

  • Banks, Insurance Companies, Investment Firms and other Financial Institutions
  • Health Care and Medical Research Firms
  • Marketing Firms
  • Sports Agencies
  • Tech Companies and numerous other industries

Statistics

  • Government – both at the federal (Statistics Canada and Health Welfare) and provincial levels
  • Public and Private Statistical Consulting firms
  • Biostatistical and Pharmaceutical fields
  • Various sectors of the Financial Industry – including banks, investment firms and insurance companies. Students with Statistics degrees may be hired for several different types of roles, including marketing research and analysis. Recently, several have been recruited for opportunities in the financial modelling area
  • Public and Private Industry – employment opportunities exist for those wishing to specialize in areas such as qualify control and/or operations research areas. Potential employers here would include well known firms such as 3M,GM, Bell, and IBM, amongst others.
  • Education and other areas – include Research and/or teaching, as well as employers looking for expertise in financial modelling and/or risk management
Several companies from the above sectors, including Statistics Canada, come to our campus annually to recruit students from our respective statistical science programs. Opportunities exist both in Canada and abroad, particularly in the U.S. The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) posts job opportunities in the statistical field on their website at www.ssc.ca  Students possessing an Honors degree in Statistics will be well prepared to continue their education at the Master’s level.

Financial Modelling

  • Banks – Analyst in Currencies and Commodities, Investments, Risk Management, Securities
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Education – Research and/or teaching
  • Pension Fund Management Companies
  • Insurance Firms
This program is designed for people who wish to combine a solid quantitative grounding, chiefly in applied mathematics and in statistical sciences but with a bit of actuarial science as well, with a view to apply this quantitative grounding in a business career. As well as receiving a good quantitative and business-friendly education, graduates of this program will be very well prepared for Master's programs in business administration or in quantitative finance. We also strongly encourage those entering this program to explore the possibility of combining it with an HBA in a five year B.Sc-HBA concurrent degree.