Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

In this group of occupations, people research theories and apply them to mathematics, probability and risk. Others design and write computer software in response to specific tasks that people need their computers to do. This occupational category includes mathematicians and statisticians, actuaries, computer systems analysts, and computer programmers.


  • High school diploma.
  • Mathematicians or statisticians need a graduate degree in mathematics or statistics.
  • Actuaries need a university degree or college diploma in mathematics, statistics or operations research, three years of actuarial experience and accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, which is conferred following completion of internship and success completion of an exam.
  • Computer analysts or programmers need a university degree or college program in computer science.
  • Computer scientists generally have a university degree in their field of work or a college program in computer science.