• Actuarial Associate

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/23/2018 2:55 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
  • Job Description

    Great-West Life is seeking an Actuarial Associate with strong achievements in both their academic studies and Society of Actuaries exams to join our Actuarial Resource Rotation Program. The purpose of the Rotation Program is to allow aspiring Actuaries to gain a wide variety of exposure to different areas in the company through rotations while they progress toward their Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries. As an Actuarial Associate you are a key member of a highly respected, professional, actuarial team and will have an opportunity to work in the following main areas: 

    • Reinsurance Pricing
    • Reinsurance Valuation and Financial Management
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Risk Analysis
    • Capital Management
    • Other Corporate areas

    We offer a friendly, supportive work environment, one that rewards initiative and commitment. As an insurance and financial services leader, we know the requirements for obtaining your Fellowship designation with the Society of Actuaries as well as the Canadian Institute of Actuaries are unique and challenging. We provide an environment that promotes a balance between work, education and a personal life throughout the qualification process. 



    • Minimum 3 years of actuarial work experience.
    • University degree in a quantitative field such as Actuarial Science, Math, Statistics, Computational Finance or Engineering.
    • ASA designation or near completion and must be actively pursuing the FSA / FCIA actuarial qualifications 
    • Working knowledge of GGY AXIS and SQL server is an asset
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to convey complex technical topics
    • Strong MS Excel, Word, Access and VBA skills
    • Committed to delivering results in the required timeframe with a high degree of accuracy
    • Proactive, self-directed, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team
    • Strong attention to detail and creative in problem solving


    • Opportunities to do challenging work in a dynamic, collaborative and fast-growing team
    • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
    • A competitive and comprehensive rewards program including bonuses and flexible benefits
    • Support in order to work towards becoming a fully qualified actuary, including study days, study material and the cover of exam fees
    • The opportunity to participate in a variety of teambuilding activities, conferences, and professional development activities that help to strengthen your skills and knowledge and build strong relationships among actuarial staff
    • Access to various sports leagues such as hockey and indoor soccer, an on-site fitness centre and cafeteria


    Great West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.



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