Monday, May 26, 2014

Information on Postgraduate Financial Planning Certification Program in Canada

A graduate certification program in financial planning is the right choice for those who are good with numbers and people and want to take up occupations in the financial sector. It is good for those who want to meet their personal financial goals, manage their assets and funds and advise people about investments, annual financial plans, and insurance decisions.

The one-year financial planning certification covers a wide range of subjects, helping students build a strong foundation in financial planning, tax planning, raising funds, managing assets, facilitating cost control, risk management, estate planning and credit management. The program also helps students prepare for CSC (Canada Security Course) exam. However, they are required to choose this option at the time of enrolling into the program.

They study in detail about various types of financial products and learn to compare them. It helps them in choosing the right product from the available ones. And if they consider pursuing careers in financial sector, they will be able to help their clients choose the right product that fulfills their specific needs.

The students of this program also learn
  • About various aspects of financial planning
  • To prepare relevant and accurate financial plans, manually and electronically
  • To adhere to financial planning principles and industry standards
  • To integrate ethical decision making processes into all aspects of financial planning profession
Career Prospects

The career prospects in this field are bright. Practically every company in financial sector needs knowledgeable and well-trained people who can provide financial counselling to their clients and sell their products. The graduates of this program can work as financial advisors, financial planners or personal finance consultants with banks, financial institutions, financial planning companies, insurance companies, mutual fund companies or investment dealers.

Not only this, they can also practice independently and advise people on financial planning, budget management, tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning and debt management. They can also sell financial products of different companies.

Further Education

For more advanced career opportunities, they can also become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). However, for this, they will have to write a CFP exam. The program also offers them eligibility to write exams for other courses such as Canada Security Course (CSC) and Wealth Management Essentials (WME).

Apart from this, they can also choose to pursue higher education in the field and apply their academic credits towards more advanced course in financial planning at the university. Centennial College has partnerships with universities and institutes.

What are the eligibility criteria to apply for this course?

In order to apply for a graduate-level financial planning program, interested candidates will need to submit a college diploma or university degree certificate in any discipline and a proof of English proficiency. Applicants with partial post-secondary students are eligible to apply for this program only if they are able to submit a transcript and a resume with relevant work experience. Apart from this, all applicants need to complete an assessment of numeracy skills given by the college. The applications can be directly sent to the college online, by mail or in person.

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