COVID-19 update: This program will be delivered online.

Financial Services Connections™ program, provided by ACCES Employment,  provides internationally-trained financial services professionals with practical job search information and connections with employers in the financial sector. Participants learn how to integrate into the Canadian workplace and how to effectively communicate with colleagues and clients within the financial services industry.

Financial Services Connections™ is funded by the Government of Ontario, is sponsored by RBC, and is offered in partnership with Ryerson University and Moody’s Analytics.

Program Benefits:

  • One-to-one support from an employment consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Recruitment and networking events
  • Business and workplace communication training in a Canadian context
  • Orientation to the financial services sector in Canada
  • Job search support and preparation
  • Industry certification
  • Continued coaching and support after you’re hired


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field
  • At least one year of experience in the financial sector outside of Canada
  • No relevant Canadian work experience
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, convention refugee, or refugee claimant
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:

  • Account Manager
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Personal Banking Officer
  • Insurance Advisor
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Accountant
  • Banking Advisor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Audit Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Risk Analyst
  • AML Analyst

Program Delivery Schedule:

The Financial Services Connections Program is a full time 4-week program that runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Program Fees:

  • The fee for this program is $500. This fee offsets the academic portion of the program and may be eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.
  • All books and materials are included or available on-loan to participants at no additional cost
  • All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The fee represents a small proportion (approximately 10 percent) of the overall cost of the program

In order to apply, you are required to attend one of the program information sessions.

  • April online information sessions:
    • Wednesday April 8, 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am        REGISTER NOW >
      Wednesday April 15, 2020 – 10:00am -11:00am       REGISTER NOW >
      Wednesday April 22, 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am      REGISTER NOW >
      Wednesday April 29, 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am      REGISTER NOW >
      Wednesday May 6, 2020 – 10:00am – 11:00am        REGISTER NOW >