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Reflections on FP Week 2020 By Jason Watt, Instructor at BCC

For the third year in a row, BCC is the platinum sponsor for Financial Planning Week. We are always excited to be involved in this event. This year, of course, the event shifted from its usual live venues in Toronto and Vancouver to a webcast. While we all missed the...

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5 Tips for Building a Successful Career in the Life Insurance Industry

Building a successful career in the life insurance industry takes dedication, perseverance, and a willingness to keep learning. Our 5 valuable tips will help you on your way. Read More

What are Long-term Career Options for Life Insurance Agents?

A career as an insurance agent can be quite rewarding. Selling life insurance, for instance, is a great way to break into the insurance industry, as even novice life insurance agents can make significant income within their first year of employment. The LLQP course offered through Business Career College is...

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BCC—The Platinum Sponsor of Financial Planning Week 2020

Every year, Financial Planning Week brings CFP® professionals, QAFP™ professionals, students, educators, government representatives and media together for an excellent three days filled with exceptional education surrounding the financial services industry. This year has presented us with unique challenges, but we’re excited to tackle these challenges with resolve, resilience, and...

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What is the Jensen, Sharpe, and Treynor ratios?

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP) professionals and QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (QAFP) professionals are expected to understand how to properly advise their clients on investments, including risk-adjusted returns. A risk-adjusted return is the calculation of profit (the return) that an investment could make while considering the degree of risk that the...

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EPC Certification and Advising the Elder Demographic

As our population ages, the need for clear, practical, and useful life advice rises. As we age, we try to plan for each stage in our lives the best we can. Often, we seek the advice of specialized professionals to guide us. The Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies (CIEPS)...

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September 2020: New Information for November 2020 Exams

With fall right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the CFP® and QAFP™ exams coming up this November. Like previous years, candidates will have the option to write their exam in-person at a designated testing centre, but they also have the option of writing their exam in...

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August 2020 Newsletter: Watt's What

In the past, my newsletter articles have been geared towards explaining the LLQP process.  But life changes for all of us with me being no exception. After 38 years in this business, I will be retiring at the end of this year. I started in the industry as a life...

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August 2020 Newsletter: Canada Student Loans

We are just around the corner from a return to school, whatever that will look like. For many students (and possibly their parents as well), it’s time to start thinking about how to pay for the return to school.   The Canada Student Loans program is likely the best-known financing source for students....

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July 2020 Newsletter: LLQP Corner

I am back this month talking about LLQP. As with all things in life right now, the LLQP process is greatly impacted by Covid-19.  About mid-March, all provincial jurisdictions in Canada stopped offering the opportunity to write provincial exams.  Not knowing how long this would last, we allowed people to...

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