Financial Services Career Guide

Careers in financial services offer a wide range of opportunities to explore. Use this guide to learn more about the industry, or to learn how to hatch a student or entry level job in financial services.

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Financial Services Average Starting Salaries

Investment Advisor

  • Vancouver, BC
    $37,725
  • Calgary, AB
    $39,528
  • Edmonton, AB
    $38,385
  • Winnipeg, MB
    $33,940
  • Toronto, ON
    $39,483
  • Montreal, QC
    $37,468
  • Quebec City, QC
    $36,484
  • Halifax, NS
    $35,397

Internal Auditor

  • Vancouver, BC
    $53,020
  • Calgary, AB
    $57,144
  • Edmonton, AB
    $54,798
  • Winnipeg, MB
    $44,970
  • Toronto, ON
    $55,743
  • Montreal, QC
    $52,356
  • Quebec City, QC
    $48,571
  • Halifax, NS
    $44,449

Financial Planner (CFP)

  • Vancouver, BC
    $51,791
  • Calgary, AB
    $55,987
  • Edmonton, AB
    $53,424
  • Winnipeg, MB
    $47,166
  • Toronto, ON
    $52,425
  • Montreal, QC
    $49,838
  • Quebec City, QC
    $48,520
  • Halifax, NS
    $47,201

Mortgage Underwriter

  • Vancouver, BC
    $41,723
  • Calgary, AB
    $44,586
  • Edmonton, AB
    $43,022
  • Winnipeg, MB
    $36,507
  • Toronto, ON
    $42,788
  • Montreal, QC
    $40,326
  • Quebec City, QC
    $38,503
  • Halifax, NS
    $35,822

Considering a career in Financial Services?

Financial services is a fast-paced, growing industry with room for professional growth and development. Within the industry there are a number of areas to speclalize in and professional designations to pursue, making a career in financial services perfect for high-performing students and grads.

The strongest candidates often combine energy, enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity with demonstrated interest in investing.

Elizabeth Bendia, Talent Acquisition Advisor, CPPIB

In-demand skills and traits:

Analytical skills

Interpersonal skills

Thoroughness

Effective communication

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