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January 2020 Newsletter Article: Regulation of Insurance Contracts

Posted by Jason Watt on

Some of you may have picked up on this notice from the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright back in November of 2019: https://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/en-ca/knowledge/publications/33cf038b/prohibition-on-gifts-of-life-insurance-policies-to-charities-in-british-columbia-by-bc-residents. While I haven’t seen the source document, it refers to correspondence by the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) concerning charitable donations of life insurance and trafficking provisions in the Insurance Act.   By way of reference, the BC Insurance Act, which is substantively similar to the Insurance Act in most other provinces in this regard (New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Quebec are exceptional, though Saskatchewan is due to add trafficking prohibitions in 2020) reads:   Trafficking  152  Any person, other than an insurer or its authorized agent, who advertises, or...

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Holiday Newsletter: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Posted by Desiree Gratton-Hicks on

This year we wanted to do a bit more for charities that mean something to our staff. We asked each of our team members to select a charity that they hold close to their heart and propose it to the rest of staff. By late summer, we had several different options. The team voted in September to select two charities to support in 2020; CEASE and LitWorld®.    CEASE provides tools for persons who have experienced sexual exploitation to heal and renew their lives. One of our team members has volunteered with them for years providing financial education and developing...

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Dec 2019 Newsletter Article: Financial Planning Week 2019

Posted by Jason Watt on

As in 2018, Business Career College was the Platinum Sponsor for FP Canada’s Financial Planning Week 2019 activities. This is our fourth year sponsoring Financial Planning Week activities; we have sponsored the Ethics Breakfast in the past as well. This major event had 3 distinct components this year: The Celebration of the Profession dinner on the evening of Tuesday, November 19th. The headline speakers were Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, and Caroline Ouellette, who won four gold medals playing Olympic hockey for Team Canada. Caroline’s story was wonderful and covered several major phases of an athlete’s career. Anybody could...

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Celebration of Profession Dinner Kicks Off Financial Planning Week

Posted by Desiree Gratton-Hicks on

Craig Handley, CFP®, CLU®, CHS - Sun Life Financial Craig is currently a Manager with Sun Life Financial in Calgary. In January 2020, he will start a new role with Sun Life as a Business Development Consultant. His focus will include helping successful advisors with practice acquisition, business planning, business management, client engagement, marketing, and legacy planning. On a personal note, Craig says he is a very proud family man, with a wonderful wife and two amazing kids. Melissa Loiselle - IG Wealth Management Melissa is an Associate Consultant at IG Wealth Management. She says that the BCC program has been instrumental in achieving...

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December 2019: Spreading the word about IPE & PEP

Posted by Kelsey McGuinty on

If you are on your path to the CFP® or QAFP™ designation, did you know that there are two courses you will need to complete after the Core & Advanced Curriculum? They are called Introduction to Professional Ethics (IPE), and Professional Education Program (PEP). Available exclusively through FP Canada, please note that there is a different version of the PEP course depending on which designation you are working towards. The IPE course will take approximately 2 hours and is done online. The PEP course will take approximately 110-160 hours, and is made up of assignments that are submitted online on a...

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