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Like most industries, the insurance industry has a language all its own, and industry-specific acronyms are a big part of that special language. They can give us a quick, simple way to communicate with other people in the industry – as long as you know what all the acronyms mean. If you don’t, things can get very confusing, very quickly.


According to a report authored by the Conference Board of Canada, the financial services industry accounts for 780,000 jobs or 6.8% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP). While Toronto is Canada’s largest financial hub, there are employment opportunities throughout Canada.


As the financial services industry places increasing emphasis on corporate governance and compliance, the Officers’, Partners’, and Directors’ Course (OPD) has become more relevant and important than ever. The OPD helps meet the proficiency requirement that chief compliance officers must satisfy.