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BMO Financial Group Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, Ontario


60 Yonge Street

Job Family Group:

Audit, Risk & Compliance


BMO Life Assurance’s Group Retirement Solutions (GRS) business develops and implements de-risking solutions for defined benefit pension plans. To support this growing business, BMO Life Assurance is seeking an Actuarial Analyst to join the pricing team that is responsible for pricing pension risk transfer solutions. The successful candidate will support the pricing of our group annuity products and assist with other miscellaneous projects.

This position is eligible for our Actuarial Student program through which we will provide support (exam study days, study materials and registration fees) for pursuing your actuarial designations.

Accountabilities of this role include:

A. Pricing Support (75%)

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of group annuity quotations

  • Verify pension data, clarify data issues and interpret and model pension plan provisions

  • Provide analysis of pension plan mortality experience and/or longevity studies

  • Keeps apprised of applicable new and existing pension legislation

  • Documenting of pricing procedures and/or other tasks as assigned

B. Special Projects (25%)

  • Assist in the design, maintenance, and improvement of pricing models

  • Support the development and design of new products as required

  • Analyze reinsurance pricing, mortality studies and changes in pricing assumptions

  • Assist in preparation of group annuity pricing report and internal presentations for management

  • Analyze inforce mortality and/or other experience



  • Successful completion of at least 2 SOA exams preferred

  • Pension administration and/or pension valuation work experience is preferred

  • Working knowledge of provincial pension and tax legislation

  • Undergraduate degree in actuarial science, statistics, or other related mathematical discipline


  • Strong analytical, modeling and attention to details

  • Willing to work in a fast paced environment and ability to manage multiple assignments

  • Good communication and team working skills

  • Strong computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel and GGY AXIS

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BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.