HOW DO I GET STARTED?
As you complete your education and prepare to enter the financial services industry, you will likely be up against people with more work experience. Earning your mandatory regulatory licenses before you begin your job search is critical. CSI offers two foundational licensing courses you can take to get started.
If you are looking for a specialization in mutual funds, we recommend the Investment Funds in Canada (IFC) course, or if you prefer to specialize in all areas of financial services, take the Canadian Securities Course (CSC®). These courses will put you on the path to earning more advanced certificates and designations as you progress in your career.
To help support your learning, we offer students a 10% discount on all CSI courses and study tools, and course exemptions for topics already covered through your college curriculum.
We have partnered with colleges and universities to provide you with recommended courses and discounted pricing. Select your school from the drop-down list to begin your enrolment.
HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?
Your finance or business degree, coupled with a CSI licensing course, will give you an edge over your peers and put your CV right at the top.
Industry recognized credentials
Acknowledged by the top financial institutions in Canada
Increased earning potential and improved employability
Stand out to potential employers in a sea of resumes
HOW CAN YOU GROW YOUR CAREER?
Our comprehensive Career Map will guide you through the financial areas that best suit your learning goals.
You can search by courses, credentials or careers to better your understanding of the financial marketplace and navigate it successfully.
What are your peers saying?
"Even with my MBA, I found it difficult to find a position within the finance industry. Getting the CSC gave me a competitive advantage and made it much easier."
Andrew Manis, MBA, CSC | Senior Manager, Strategy and Analytics at Royal Bank of Canada
"This is financial literacy, financial knowledge that the everyday individual can use to empower themselves."
Katie Backus | Business Development Associate at Omers Investment Management Inc.
"When I put the CSC on my resume, it opened so many doors for me. I even had the privileged of choosing the job I wanted most."
Ela Karahasanoglu | Principal and Manager Researcher at Mercer
"The CSC was a fraction of the cost of my university degree, and I think I got more of a return out of it."
Umair Alam, CSC | Inside Sales Representative at Dynamic Funds
"The CSC® was the first step in understanding the financial landscape in Canada."
Maria Diaz, CSC | Executive Assistant at Assante Wealth Management
"Today's investors are looking for sophistication. The PFP helps advisors provide a higher level of financial advice to clients"
Shannon Wood, PFP®, FMA, FCSI® | Senior Manager Strategic Execution, RBC
WANT TO WORK WITH US?
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