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Out of curiousity, do you have an idea about relative proportions taking the exemption route as opposed to the examination route?l
Way more still taking the exams
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You can't get ASA or FSA via the UAP. You can only get ACIA and FCIA, the Canadian "equivalent" (which may or may not translate into ACAS and FCAS through mutual recognition, idk/idc)
I have no idea what an ACIA is without an ASA, and I'm an ASA and ACIA.
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A lot from Quebec; a little less from Ontario, very few from the west. In general people who go on the CAS side go for exemption.

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From 2013 to 2016 in total 395 exam exemptions were granted and 269 of those are from the universities in Quebec.
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From 2013 to 2016 in total 395 exam exemptions were granted and 269 of those are from the universities in Quebec.
I was more interested in a proportion. What would you guess the number of exams passed (subject to possible exemption) by Canadian students. My guess would be around 10,000.
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thats ridiculous... i dont like the idea of that...i like the fact that i can major in whatever doodoo i want and can still get a high paying job...
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I just don't want to see some dumb punk from some school like Penn state suddenly be handed asa when they couldn't pass the prelims to save their life.
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I was more interested in a proportion. What would you guess the number of exams passed (subject to possible exemption) by Canadian students. My guess would be around 10,000.
I am not privy to that info. With some effort one may be able to get total # of acsc grads in Canada and then get the proportion of exemption. But that is somewhat meaningless as some (many?) acsc grads look for non-actuarial jobs and they may not even attempt SOA/CAS exams. I've heard actuarial job placement rate is less than 25% for acsc grads in Canada. It may not be the case for all the universities.
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