Financial Services

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 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.

Career and salary information

Your career

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.


Admission requirements

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year 

$12,500 (Semester 1 and 2)

International students

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

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