CFA + 3 yrs oversea experience + canadian degree = chance of landing a job? I would like to know his chance of landing a job in Canada. He has 3 yrs of asset management experience in Asia (mainly fixed incomes) and a canadian degree from UofT. I do not mind working in the backoffice, do not mind working outside Toronto downtown and do not mind an entry level position as a start. The only problem is that I do have canadian experience. I have always been working outside Canada after graduation. What is my chance of landing a full time job with a “reputable” financial institution within 6 months time? Could anyone comment on this? Thanks.
I’m also interested to know this. I left Canada right after getting my BA too, but wouldn’t mind going back after working abroad for a while. It seems to me like it would be tough as a lot of recent immigrants struggle to get good jobs with out Canadian experience. Hopefully some Canadians can provide their insight.
That is a very generic question . What kind of job are you looking at ? If you are a Charterholder then you have relevant experience , why the hell would you want to work BO ? Where you worked is not as important as what you did there .
Um, how do you have the CFA with only 3 years of experience?
actually i do have 4 years… 1 year of non asset management experience, but still within the financial industry. I just completed my CFA program. I dont have the charter yet, CFA institute is still reviewing my experiences. My concern is the number of CFA holders in Canada outstrips the number of financial jobs in Toronto by quite a big margin. Could someone from Canada (especially Toronto) comment on this? I don’t have good connection in Toronto and I am not a native canadian speaker (heard this is a key factor), it might be tough to look for a job even with the CFA.
So You dont have the charter , you’ve just completed the exams. That is misrepresentation . No job for you . Try looking up Toronto job sites and the CFAI jobline postings to see what kind of jobs are available , that should give you a better idea . If people understand what you are trying to say then being a non " native canadian speaker " will not be an issue .
CFA in canada has the lowest average salary of CFA’s in any country
Rudeboi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So You dont have the charter , you’ve just > completed the exams. That is misrepresentation . > No job for you . > I agree. If your CFA charter is still pending, it doesn’t matter you passed all 3 exams. You definitely can’t say you have: " CFA + 3 yrs oversea experience" Fail.
Thank you all for the inputs! OK, sorry abt the misinterpretation. I was trying to make the subject title as short as possible. I should have said I have completed my CFA program. Speaking of the salary, yea, i would agree with the low salary in canada, however, u get better quality of life at much lower cost. In London/NY/Singapore, you will probably need 2x or more salary to have the same quality of lifestyle. The market is always efficient. Wherever you go, you gain some you lose some… I would like to hear from some torontonians to get to know more about the situation in Toronto.