Financial Analysts

(NOC 1112)

What do Financial Analysts do?

Financial and investment analysts collect information about companies, stocks, bonds, and other investments, examine and analyze information to provide investment advice / recommendations to clients, senior company officials, pension fund managers, securities agents, and associates, and prepare company, industry, and economic outlooks; analytical reports; briefing notes; and correspondence.

How to become: Financial Analysts

In general, you need a bachelor's degree in commerce, business administration or economics as well as on-the-job training and industry courses / programs.

Some employers may require you to have the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation available through a program from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to a management position such as securities manager.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and about 1 in 4 has a graduate degree.

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Where to study for a career as: Financial Analysts

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics (B.Sc.) Bachelor
Economics (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Commerce - Advanced Entry Bachelor; Honours
Commerce Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Economics Bachelor; Honours
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Cape Breton University
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics BBA (Concentration) Bachelor
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor
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Modified on August 16, 2023

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