April 12th, 2018

Media Release ─ IFSE Institute announces the launch of Career Pathways

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2018 – IFSE Institute (IFSE), the educational arm of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), announced today that it has launched Career Pathways, an engaging and interactive tool to help industry professionals explore various job roles in financial services.

“The financial services sector in Canada continues to grow and offer outstanding job opportunities,” said Christina Ashmore, managing director of IFSE Institute. “Our goal is to provide our students with valuable tools and resources, whether they’re just starting out or looking to advance in their careers.”

The Career Pathways platform is organized into four categories: starting your career, advice channel, operations/back office, and compliance. Users can click through the tool to reveal a variety of potential roles. Each role provides a job description, list of key skills or attributes, estimated salary range, and recommended courses. To complement the tool, IFSE created videos to highlight some of the most popular careers in the industry. Users can get a quick snapshot of “a day in the life of” a mutual fund advisor, client services representative, or insurance agent.

In addition to Career Pathways, visitors to IFSE’s website can access a variety of career-related resources. Blog posts provide valuable advice on topics that include where to find financial services jobs, interviewing skills, creating LinkedIn profiles, overcoming a lack of Canadian work experience, and much more. IFSE’s Careerlink is a job board that connects employers to IFSE students.

“The financial services sector plays a vital role in the financial well-being of Canadians and to the economy as a whole,” added Ashmore. “We encourage new entrants to explore career opportunities in this dynamic, diverse and robust industry.”

View Career Pathways  and other IFSE resources at www.ifse.ca.

About IFIC

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is the voice of Canada’s investment funds industry. IFIC brings together 150 organizations, including fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, to foster a strong, stable investment sector where investors can realize their financial goals. By connecting Canada’s savers to Canada’s economy, our industry contributes significantly to Canadian economic growth and job creation. The organization is proud to have served Canada’s investment funds industry and its investors for more than 50 years.

About IFSE

IFSE Institute is the educational arm of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. IFSE is committed to delivering best-in-class financial education and support for individuals, financial services companies and academic institutions. As a proven leader in financial services training, IFSE is entrusted by the regulators to be an approved education provider to the Canadian financial services industry. IFSE is a not-for-profit organization that has been creating affordable, innovative learning solutions since 1967. Most notably, IFSE offers the Canadian Investment Funds Course and the Exempt Market Proficiency Course leading to mutual fund and exempt market registration respectively.

For more information:
Christina Ashmore, Managing Director: cashmore@ifse.ca 905-366-0827

Visit www.ifse.ca or call 1-888-865-2437