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Financial Planning and Financial Services Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Financial Planner, Financial Advisor or Investment Advisor

Financial planning is a difficult process for many people – learning to juggle their money and plan for retirement is not only challenging, it can also be overwhelming. Many people rely on financial planning professionals with their knowledge on investments, trust management, taxation and retirement for counsel on financial decisions to help put their minds at ease on their present and future financial situations.

If you’re interested in becoming one of these people, and want to start your career with one of the many financial planning and financial services programs at Ontario colleges, here’s what you need to know. More

Financial Planning and Financial Services Courses

On top of the subjects financial planners ordinarily deal with, such as investing, estate planning, retirement saving and more, financial planning and services courses also cover a number of other areas of study, such as mathematics and statistics, ethics and law, and risk management.

The numbers side is just half of the equation, however. Much of a financial services career involves dealing directly with people, so courses that emphasize people skills are also part of the curriculum. These include everything from communication and leadership to organization and written and oral presentation.

Students in financial programs may also be eligible to take licensing exams, such as the Canadian Investment Fund Course (CIFC), the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and more.

General Financial Planning and Financial Services Program Requirements

Ontario college financial planning and financial services programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Grade 12 English and Math credits will also be required. Computer skills, such as word processing and spreadsheet analysis, are seen as beneficial.

Financial Planning and Financial Services Jobs and Salaries

An education from financial planning and services programs opens the door for work in a variety of positions at a variety of financial institutions. You could work as a financial planner, financial advisor or investment advisor in a bank, financial planning or investment company, insurance company, or any business needing financial services. Another career option is to start your own business or hire yourself out as a consultant.

Starting salaries for new financial planners are typically in the high-$30,000 to low-$40,000 range, but will increase with experience and levels of licensing.

Ontario Colleges Offering Financial Planning and Financial Services Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of financial planning and financial services programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management (Honours) SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FSM
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management (Honours) SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FSM
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Accounting LOYALIST MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business - Accounting


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACCT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - Accounting LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business - Accounting


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACCT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - General MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business - General


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 320
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - General MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business - General


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 320
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business - General MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Business - General


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 320
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Accounting LOYALIST MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business Administration - Accounting


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACC3
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Accounting LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business Administration - Accounting


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACC3
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Finance (APPLY TO 0216X01F) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business Administration - Finance (APPLY TO 0216X01F)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0216K01F
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 4
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Finance (APPLY TO 0216X01F) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business Administration - Finance (APPLY TO 0216X01F)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0216K01F
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 4
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Financial Planning CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business Administration - Financial Planning


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1033
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Financial Planning CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business Administration - Financial Planning


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1033
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Financial Planning SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business Administration - Financial Planning


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BAF
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Financial Planning SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business Administration - Financial Planning


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BAF
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Administration - Financial Planning SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Business Administration - Financial Planning


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BAF
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Financial Services MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business Financial Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 303
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Financial Services MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business Financial Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 303
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Management - Financial Services HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Business Management - Financial Services


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 20061
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Business Management - Financial Services HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Business Management - Financial Services


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 20061
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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