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Financial Services Job Market in Canada

The financial services sector in Canada is a key contributor to the economy in Toronto and Canada, generating $13 billion in fiscal benefits for Toronto, Ontario and Canada. Supporting more than 420 000 jobs across the country, the sector includes a talented workforce that includes highly educated professionals. In particular, the Toronto region is a central hub of the industry including banks, investment firms, pension funds and insurance companies. (https://tfi.ca/)

ACCES Employment’s Financial Services Connections™ program is an established resource for newcomers with a strong track record of employing graduates at major financial institutions and companies across the Greater Toronto Area and Canada in roles that reflect their experience.

About Financial Services Connections™

This program provides internationally-trained financial services professionals with practical job search information and connections with employers in the financial sector. Participants learn how to integrate into the Canadian workplace and how to effectively communicate with colleagues and clients within the financial services industry.

To learn more about Financial Services Connections, please click here to email Jennifer Amanwka or call us at 416.921.1800.

Program Benefits:

  • One-to-one support from an employment consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Recruitment and networking events
  • Business and workplace communication training in a Canadian context
  • Orientation to financial services sector in Canada
  • Job search support and preparation
  • Industry certification
  • Continued coaching and support after you’re hired

Industry Advisory Committee: Financial Services Connections Program

Ellen Austin, HR Business Partner, BDC
Diana Caldi, Senior Recruitment Consultant, RBC Insurance
Hogay Johangiry, Senior Recruitment Consultant, RBC
Nicole Jacksic, Senior Manager, Diversity Talent Acquisition, TD Bank
Adam Morrison, Director, OTEC
Katerina Belazelkoska, Program Manager, Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC) Program, Ryerson University
Rui Barreto, Assistant Director, Business Development & Client Management Financial Services Training and Certification, Moody's Analytics
Livia Tersigni, Senior Manager, Insurance Institution of Ontario
Andres Castro, Director, Scotiabank

Companies that have recently hired from our program:

RBC
TD Bank
Scotiabank
CIBC
BMO
RBC Insurance
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
HSBC
GE
Tangerine
B2B Bank
BDO

Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:

Account Manager
Financial Services Representative
Personal Banking Officer
Insurance Advisor
Customer Service Representative
Accountant
Banking Advisor
Credit Analyst
Audit Manager
Financial Advisor
Risk Analyst
AML Analyst

Program Fees:

  • The fee for this program is $500. This fee offsets the academic portion of the program and may be eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.
  • All books and materials are included or available on-loan to participants at no additional cost.
  • All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The fee represents a small proportion (approximately 10 per cent) of the overall cost of the program.


Financial Services Connections™ is funded by the Government of Ontario, is sponsored by RBC, and is offered in partnership with Ryerson University and Moody's Analytics.  

To learn more about Financial Services Connections, please click here to email Jennifer Amankwa or call us at 416.921.1800.

The Financial Services Connections Program is a full time 4-week program that runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Program Delivery Schedule:

Cohort One – May 13 to June 7, 2019 (Brampton)
Cohort Two – May 20 to June 17, 2019 (Scarborough)
Cohort Three – August 5 to August 30, 2019 (Toronto)
Cohort Four – August 12 to September 9, 2019 (Scarborough)
Cohort Five – October 28 to November 22, 2019 (Brampton)
Cohort Six – November 11 to December 6, 2019 (Scarborough)
Cohort Seven – January 27 to February 21, 2010 (Mississauga)
Cohort Eight – February 10 to March 9, 2020 (Toronto)

Program Information Session Schedule:

In order to apply for the program, you are required to attend one of the in-person program information sessions. All sessions are delivered at three ACCES Employment locations. Information on the program content, eligibility, and registration process will be provided.  Please call front reception at the preferred location to register for an information session. The phone number is noted below.

Dates are subject to change, so please call in advance to confirm availability.

Mississauga – 10:00am to 1:00pm. Call 905.361.2522

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
May 7, 2019
September 5, 10, 17, 24, 2019
October 1, 8, 17, 2019
December 3, 10, 17, 2019
January 7, 14, 21, 2020
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020

Toronto – 10:00am to 12:00pm. Call 416.921.1800
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
December 3, 10, 2019
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020

Scarborough – 10:00am to 1:00pm. Call 416.431.5326
March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
April 10, 17, 24, 2019
May 1, 8, 15 2019
June 19, 26, 2019
July 3, 10 (2:00pm to 4:00pm), 17, 24, 31, 2019
September 11, 18, 25, 2019
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
March 11, 18, 25, 2020

For frequently asked questions, please click here.