With attractive salaries and numerous job opportunities in the industry, a career in finance presents a good choice for both lifestyle and job satisfaction. Successful candidates need to show familiarity and confidence working with figures whether in accounts and transactions or on the technical side developing or innovating enhanced software for financial platforms. Jobs in finance offer tremendous flexibility for career progression as the skills easily transfer from one company to another. Large finance houses with international operations offer opportunity for employment globally. The possibility of world travel in the finance industry by operating in one of the many roles available at home and abroad range from helping entrepreneurs, to assisting with financing government loans and grants which might make a difference through funding management for research projects of benefit to the wider community.
Finance Job Education Requirements
Several roles and levels of responsibility exist in the finance sector, each requiring recognized certification beginning with the Canadian General Securities Representative license, or Series 37 exam, for brokerage positions to trade stock options. Successful candidates need an accredited degree in business, economics or finance related disciplines, many of which include a computing component. Once registered with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), every three years compliance courses must be completed as part of ongoing education.
Finance Job Market
Toronto boasts Canada's financial hub. In terms of employment it is behind only New York and Chicago in the North American sector. Reported as 'the most sound in the world, six years in a row', it's fair to state that a career in finance in Canada is globally recognized. Rated so highly, the financial sector attracts the cream of candidates to the industry. If already qualified, consider a move to positions such as Entry Level Finance or for more experienced applicants, Director of Finance to boost career prospects.
Finance Job Salary Information
An entry level salary begins at $30,000- $40,000 and could climb to $130,000 - $140,000 for senior positions.