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Actuarial Graduate Opportunities - Waterloo and Toronto - 2020

Sep 30, 2019
Various Locations, Ontario
Entry Level

Location: Toronto and Waterloo

Our student and new graduate programs offer a chance to explore Sun Life from the inside. You’ll make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities, while building the skills and experience that allow you to grow in a meaningful and rewarding way.

Job Description:

You believe life is about aiming high and making an impact. At Sun Life Financial, we work together, share common values and help each other grow and achieve goals. 

With roots tracing back to 1865 in Canada, Sun Life Financial has grown to become an established and trusted name in insurance and financial services, with offices and operations in key markets around the world. We recognize that our growth, success and reputation for excellence are due in large measure to our talented and dedicated employees.  

As a progressive, dynamic, well-recognized leader in the financial services industry, we offer challenging opportunities and career development for actuarial students beginning in either of our Waterloo or Toronto offices.

We offer an attractive compensation package that includes flexible benefits, pension and a competitive study program, which is designed to help you successfully complete your actuarial exams by providing study materials, exam fee reimbursement and study time.

Sun Life works hard to support professional growth because we know that today’s talented actuarial students are tomorrow’s business leaders.  Your professional development starts with Sun Life’s actuarial rotation program, where you will strengthen your skillset through exposure to different lines of business, a variety of business problems, and a diverse group of professionals to work with and learn from.

Rotation opportunities exist in investments, individual life, wealth accumulation, group life and health insurance, group retirement services, finance, risk management, and corporate actuarial.  These roles will expand your actuarial knowledge base and hone your strategic problem solving abilities through real-world challenges, such as:

  • Launching a brand-new product or expanding into a foreign market;
  • Building insurance solutions to manage pension plan risk through our Defined Benefit Solutions business;
  • Evaluating the decision to acquire or divest a line of business;
  • Aligning Sun Life’s multi-billion dollar investment portfolio to hedge market risks and optimize returns; or
  • Finding new ways to connect with our customers through technology and social media

When you join Sun Life Financial you'll also be part of a worldwide financial services organization that provides individuals and corporations with a diverse range of products and services to meet their wealth accumulation as well as protection needs. As an international organization, Sun Life Financial is headquartered in Toronto and has operations in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bermuda.

Look through our dedicated Actuarial Site for more information about careers for actuarial professionals at Sun Life Financial.

If you are interested in a position, please submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter indicating that you have applied for the Toronto or Waterloo locations, or that you are interested in both locations.

Note: Successful completion of at least two SOA exams considered a strong asset. 

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted for.  The Base Pay which you will be considered for will vary depending on the Campus program you are selected for.

Eligible Sun Life employees for various Campus Graduate programs will also participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category: Actuarial

Posting End Date: 30/09/2019

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