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Financial Services - Post-Graduate Certificate

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
32 weeks
Graduate diploma / certificate
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Financial Services - Post-Graduate Certificate

The financial services sector provides critical services to the individuals and organizations that drive Saskatchewan's economy. Career opportunities in financial services are diverse and include working with a bank or investment firm, financial planning and credit counselling. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Financial Services post-graduate certificate (FSPGC) program will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills you need to succeed. This program is designed to meet the growing need for qualified intermediate-level planners and supervisors in the financial services sector, particularly in smaller cities.

The one-year post-graduate program gives degree graduates the theoretical and technical knowledge necessary to build a successful career in financial services. Courses provide specialized knowledge and skills in banking, client relationships, consumer credit, insurance, financial advising, income tax, investment funds, and more.

Learn with like-minded young professionals in Saskatchewan Polytechnic's dynamic campus environment. You'll engage in applied learning activities such as case studies, simulations, role plays and mock interviews. Coursework will prepare you to write the Investment Funds in Canada (IFC) compliance exams, which provide graduates with the required credentials to work in a variety of jobs in financial services. You will also develop the critical human skills needed to meet with clients, complete a needs analysis, and build long-term professional relationships.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and international transfer credit are not available for this program.

Transfer credit will be assessed for equivalent post-graduate courses completed at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

Admission requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Banking Fundamentals
  • Consumer Credit and Insurance
  • Small Business Banking
  • Building Client Relationships
  • Leadership and Professionalism

Semester 2

  • Financial Advising
  • Investment Funds (IFC) Prep
  • Investment Funds (IFC) Prep
  • Building Client Relationships
  • Income Tax for Financial Professionals

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

  • Start Date(s):January (Semester 1 – January to April; Semester 2 – September to December)
  • September (Semester 1 – September - December; Semester 2 – January to April)
  • Length: 32 weeks


The Tuition fees for 2022/23 Academic Year: $11,270

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees.


Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnicoffers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at everycampus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

Career paths

When you graduate with a Financial Services post-graduate certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, you will have the combination of education and work-integrated experience you need to succeed in a variety of financial services jobs. You will be prepared to assume intermediate-level roles with banks, trust companies, investment firms and government. You could work as a financial planner, wealth manager, financial examiner, mortgage broker, loan officer, credit counsellor, bank supervisor, investment advisor and trust officer.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Contact info

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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