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Friday, 12 September 2014

I am Moving to Canada!

Hi Everyone,

As you may know, I qualified as an actuary this summer. It's always been a dream for me and my partner to live in North America. My company happens to have a large presence there and a few actuaries have already transferred across the Atlantic over the years.

My partner and I both sourced visas and I requested a transfer earlier this year. I was kindly offered a job by the Canadian arm of the company as a manager in the Analytics and Research department! The job is based in Toronto and I will be going there indefinitely.

The new job is in a similar area to my current one - mainly R&D work like developing GLMs and other pricing tools for commercial insurance in the P&C field.

I am lucky enough to be given help in relocating and it goes without saying that the cat and dog will be coming with us. I am so excited that my company is able to fulfil my wish to work abroad. I have lived here in Dublin, Ireland all my life so it will be a big change.

The Canadian office has a lot of projects going on right now so the big news is that I am moving there at the start of October for my first official day on the 14th October! It's only a few weeks away so it's all a bit crazy but I'll manage!

I am so excited about the move. I can't wait to discover what Toronto has to offer. I'm also looking forward to seeing other parts of Canada and America. I'm excited about the shopping potential too!

Professionally, I think I will be learning a lot too. Some of the work is more advanced over there and my new boss is a really accomplished guy.

On the other hand, I do expect to miss my current life a lot. I love my job here and I have friends and family here too. My partner can't go over immediately either so I will be living alone for a short while. Overall though, it's going to be amazing and I can't wait to get started! I am looking forward to sharing this new chapter in my life with you all.




  1. Wishing both of you and the pets an amazing journey and new chapter over in Canada!

  2. all the best on your new venture Rachel!

  3. Good luck Rachel, what a year!


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