Canadians, please advise
Little bit of my background:
Right after I obtained my CFA designation, I haven’t been employed for past few years. Previously I was working in a financial advisory firm. The work was more of project finance, business valuations etc
For the long term I think, eventually, I will be starting my own business/my own fund or be an independent consultant/wealth planner.
I am in the process of getting Canadian PR. While waiting for its finalization, all I can do right now is educate myself further to be prepared for Canadian job market (I am targeting GTA market). That’s where I need an advice.
Is the Canadian market so bad right now that I should consider getting a Rotman MBA and hope that it open doors? I am not in a good shape professionally anyways due to work gap and non-Canadian Experience.
Should I consider taking CSI courses and apply for jobs right away?
Also, I was just going through certificate courses from U of Toronto available in online and hybrid modes. Would those be of any use? I am just thinking that to broaden job prospects in finance and accounts, accounting courses might come handy as it would show I do have some knowledge of Canadian accounting system and taxation.
CMA from IMA might not be much of a use in Canada. Canadian CPA will be another long-term process and would need years of accounting experience to get the charter and I don’t like accounting much.
Broad guidance will be much appreciated.