Job market in Canada for CFA Charterholders

hemaka's picture
Rank: Chimp | banana points 8

Hey guys!

I would soon be moving to Canada and was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the job market for CFA charterholders is like? I've got 2+ Equity Research experience in Asia and some experience in working at a corporate treasury. Ideally i would like to get in to a corporate finance or corporate strategy division and would like to stay in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver but honestly wouldn't mind moving in to a smaller city if there are better opportunities. I have the option of doing an MBA as well but wonder if the cost, which is likely to be CAD 100k+ is really worthwhile.

Any thoughts or insights on the matter would be highly appreciated

Comments (4)

Learn More

Side-by-side comparison of top modeling training courses + exclusive discount through WSO here.

Dec 31, 1969

Where are you coming from and where are you planning on going? What are you current credentials?

Dec 31, 1969
TopChedder:

Where are you coming from and where are you planning on going? What are you current credentials?

I'm looking to make a career change from tech (computer science degree here). I was reading a lot about capital markets, IBs, etc...and, at least in Canada, the best path for someone like me would be to go into equity research. My only issue, I feel, is the lack of jobs. So small compared to Canada that I'm not sure if I should pursue it fully.

Dec 31, 1969

1-Click to Unlock All Comments - 100% FREE

Why do I need to be signed in?
WSO is a knowledge-sharing community that depends on everyone being able to pitch in when they know something.
+ Bonus: 6 Free Financial Modeling Lessons with 1-Click Signup ($199 value)