Job for the future Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Actuaries

Average hourly wage

$46.70

Job description

Mathematicians and Statisticians conduct research on mathematical or statistical theories. They try to solve problems in Science, Engineering, Business, and Social Sciences.

Actuaries assess the potential financial impact of future circumstances. To do so, they use concepts related to Mathematics, Statistics, Probability, and Risk.

These individuals work for:

  • Universities
  • The public service
  • Banks and trust companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Science, engineering, and pension consulting firms
  • Professional associations

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
Realistic
People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.
Artistic
People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.

Main tasks

Mathematicians

  • Conduct research to further knowledge in various areas of Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Logic, etc.).
  • Apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in various fields (Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Management, etc.).

Statisticians

  • Research the mathematical foundations of Statistical Science.
  • Develop statistical methods and advise on their practical applications.
  • Apply statistical theories and methods to other fields (Biology, Agriculture, Commerce, etc.).

Actuaries

  • Develop life, health, and property insurance policies.
  • Apply mathematical models to forecast and calculate premiums, contributions, and benefits associated with retirement insurance, plans, and pensions.
  • Participate in decision-making on the distribution of assets in portfolios and on risk management.
  • Provide legal evidence on the value of future gains in portfolios.

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

University

Actuarial science

Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 87.5%

6.3% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:

Applied mathematics

Master’s degree

Placement rate: 57.1%

42.9% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:

Demography

Master’s degree

Placement rate: 85.7%

14.3% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:

Probability and statistics

Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 62.5%

37.5% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 60%

30% of graduates pursue further studies

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Targeted regions

Last update: February 14, 2024

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