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Actuarial Co-op Student (8 Month Role)

  • Employer: iA Financial Group
  • Office: 400-988 Broadway West
  • City: Vancouver
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Job category: Internships and Student Employment
  • Job ID: JR10009464
  • Job type: Student Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2021-08-06

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.


Sector: Dealer Services; Working Environment: Telecommuting; Location: Can be based anywhere in Canada; Status: Student/Co-op (Temporary 8 Months or more); Start Date: September 2021 or in accordance with Co-op terms

Dealer Services is currently looking for a motivated and detail oriented Actuarial Co-op Student to join their close knit team. In this role you will be supporting the corporate actuarial team by providing technical support while at the same time getting exposure to diverse projects.

Key Activities
1. Involvement in month-end valuation (10%):

  • Starting reserves runs

  • Updating month-end spreadsheets for source of earning and gains and losses analysis

  • Actuarial analysis as required

2. Special projects (45%):

  • Profitability studies to determine trends as required

  • Other projects as needed

3. Support of actuarial functions (45%):

  • Design and complete surveys as required

  • Assisting with various reports by assembling required information

  • Assisting actuarial analysts in a support role as required

  • Data requests for various members of the Actuarial team as required



  • Currently in the process of obtaining a (tertiary) undergraduate degree preferably in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, finance or risk management


  • Manipulating large data sets (including SQL), and previous office experience would be preferred

  • Knowledge of R (GLMs, tidyverse) would be preferred


  • Able to follow established procedures

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Working knowledge of Excel and other MS Office programs

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly proficient with numbers

Working at iA Financial Group

We consider our employees to be our most important investment and we have a lot to offer them. Find out more about iA.

Our Commitment

iA Financial Group is committed to having an equal access employment program and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. Any use of the masculine form is to simplify the text and includes the feminine form.

Also, we are committed to fostering a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion. We can provide accommodation in our recruitment and selection processes to applicants with disabilities where required. Please contact your Recruiter, or send an email to