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Actuarial First-Year Learning Community (FLC)

In collaboration with the Faculty of Arts & Science, this program welcomes students in their first year to the University of Toronto and offers opportunities to explore the field of actuarial science with peer-mentor guides. The program is for first-year students who are interested in the field and would like to learn more about the Department of Statistical Sciences, related courses, skills needed, career paths and more.


This program is for students interested in an actuarial science degree.

Mentees have access to upper-year and undergraduate students as mentors, and will also participate in an employer field trip.   

This program runs bi-weekly from September to April. Mentees will access many helpful resources and be exposed to the field of actuarial science. This experience emphasizes the exploration of actuarial science, but you are not required to pursue an actuarial science major or specialist degree.

How to participate:  Check your offer of admission letter and welcome package or visit the Actuarial Science FLC page. Please note, there is a limited number of spaces for this program and deadlines are strict. Students apply before or as school starts to be in the group. The typical group size is approximately 25 to 35 people. Mentees are approved if there are enough spaces or selected if there are more applicants than spaces, based on their responses to questions on the application form.


As a mentor, you will collaborate with another upper-year student to provide support, guidance, and knowledge about pursuing actuarial science both academically and professionally. You will be given the training and resources to lead discussions and plan events. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit.

How to participate: Upper-year students apply through the Office of the Faculty website. There will be an interview with the department as part of the hiring process. This is a paid position that runs from September to April (with training occurring in the summer).


This program starts in September and ends in April. Hiring for the program occurs in the winter/spring. For example, hiring for the 2021-2022 session will occur in March 2021.  Mentors complete training in the summer.

CCR Credit

CCR credit is available to mentees who attend nine or more of the 12 sessions and to mentors in the program (subject to approval).