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GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE - [GBC], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  30466Enrollment

Postgraduate Certificate (Financial Planning)

 8 months
 full time
  English
 online

Field of Study

$ 10,950 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Postgraduate Certificate degree in Financial Planning at George Brown College is offered as an 8 months (2 semesters) program.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This graduate certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in the field of financial services.
  • In order to graduate from this program, students need to complete 12 core courses.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 19:1.
  • Graduates of this program may wish to pursue other credentials or certifications in the financial services sector.
    • Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP®) designation may be obtained through FP Canada.
    • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation may be obtained through FP Canada.
    • Canadian Securities Course (CSC) may be obtained through the Canadian Securities Institute.
    • Life License Qualification Program (LLQP) may be obtained through Oliver’s Learning followed by the Provincial Licensing exam.
  • Student's employment in Financial services companies, including banks, financial planning firms, and other financial institutions, are seeking individuals with knowledge of financial planning.
  • George Brown College provides real-world learning opportunities because of relationships with leading companies, including IBM, Google, Rogers, SAS, and five major Canadian Banks, among others.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 36,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration8 months
Fees$ 12,402 for 8 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.georgebrown.ca/programs/financial-planning-program-postgraduate-b407/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete an Advanced Diploma (3-year) from a recognized college or university.
  • Or, Students have to complete a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Students must demonstrate relevant work experience (resume and references required).
  • Students with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.
  • In addition, students who are considered for admission to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria

  • Students must have graduated from a recognized university or college.
  • The graduate 1st or 2nd class degree results are required.
  • The second class degree result must have a minimum overall average of 55% for Business programs and 60% for all other streams.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.


Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Students have to submit marks sheets and certificates of secondary (10) and senior secondary school (+2).
  • Students who have only completed year 10: Students have to submit marks sheet and certificate of secondary (10) plus mark sheets and a diploma from vocational training may qualify students for admission to UG programs.
  • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
  • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Note 1: University accepts no more than 6 backlogs in a 3-year degree and 8 backlogs in a 4-year degree.
  • Note 2: University does not accept study gaps of more than 5 years.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 31


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

88 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fee$10950
Books and supplies$900
Health insurance$552
Total fees$12402

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living expenses$ 7,740

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
  • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
  • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Financial Advisor/Planner
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Personal Banking Officer
  • Investment Advisor


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