In Canada, individuals who sell financial products, such as mutual funds, insurance, securities or stocks, options, and futures, or have specific duties within a financial services company, such as portfolio management or supervisory responsibilities are required to meet educational, employment and work experience criteria in order to be licensed. Once the licensing requirements have been met, the application for registration is handled by either your employer or, if you are working independently by a sponsoring financial services firm. After you are licensed you may also be required to take further educational courses (continuing education) to maintain your license. Explore our CE courses using our CE Finder Tool.
Use the tabs above to explore general information about each of the licensing bodies or regulators. To find out about specific licensing requirements please check directly with the various regulators.