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Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following office locations: Saskatoon, Regina, or Winnipeg
We’re looking for Financial Planning Consultants to join our organization. As a Financial Planning Consultant you will be responsible for lifting the overall financial planning expertise across Canada Life’s Advisor Network and promoting the benefits of financial planning for Advisors and their clients.
What you will do
Proactively builds 1:1 relationships with Advisors to uncover gaps or opportunities to increase knowledge related to financial planning and inform development and training needs.
Uses a consultative approach to motivate, influence and coach advisors to adopt financial planning as a central element of their client value proposition
Conduct training workshops for advisors and their ops team on financial planning best practices and tools, including their integration into advice, sales and service processes.
Drive increase in number of certified Advisors with CFP certifications on an annual basis in order to elevate overall Advisor sales
Proactively consult on advanced/complex cases to enable Advisors to utilize Certified Financial Planning principles, practice standards, tools and resources to provide best recommendations to clients across a wide range of disciplines (e.g. retirement income planning, estate planning/wealth transfer, corporate planning for business owners, insurance and investment product solutions, etc.) )
Develops ‘expert status’ in the use of Canada Life financial planning tools and resources in order to influence the ongoing delivery and adoption of new or existing financial planning tools and processes.
What you will bring
Minimum of 6 years experience in Financial Services/Insurance industry
Completion of post-secondary degree in related discipline or equivalent experience
Certified Financial Planning accreditation required and maintenance of good standing
Strong sales or wholesaling experience and relationship-building skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Exceptional communication skills
Proficient across full spectrum of financial planning needs, from simple/modular planning focused on single needs to comprehensive or advanced financial planning strategies that address complex client situations.
Effective facilitator of larger group training sessions, with proven ability to tailor content to needs of various audiences (i.e. based on level of financial planning experience and complexity of client needs).
Strong customer service skills, demonstrating responsiveness and initiative in responding to and anticipating advisor needs
Broad product knowledge with appetite and aptitude for continuous learning to continue to deepen expertise.
Demonstrated ability to follow end-to-end financial planning process with emphasis on strong/needs-based analysis that is oriented around achievement of client lifetime goals (i.e. Can effectively translate planning and advice strategies into client focused recommendations).
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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.
We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted