Building the Canadian Dream
An Annual Summit Powered by 369Konnect
Our 2023 Financial Summit for Newcomer Advisors, presented by 369 Global, RBC, Canadian ETF Association (CETFA) and powered by 369Konnect, was a huge success! Thank you to every single one of you who showed up and showed out, making this event a memorable one for so many reasons.
We heard from many talented speakers, including MPP Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Amit Brahme, Neelam Advani, Pat Dunwoody, Shaun Darchiville, Fazaad Bacchus, Vithu Ramachandran, Sabina Michael, Rick Wood, Joady Guyot, Margaret Bennett, Wanzi Silva, Abhiram Prabhu, Muraly Srinarayanathas, and Shara Santan!
Below you can access the full videos of the panels and speeches from our 2023 Financial Summit for Newcomer Advisors, presented by 369 Global, RBC, Canadian ETF Association (CETFA) and powered by 369Konnect!
MPP Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
In this video, Amit Brahme, Head Newcomer and Cultural Client Segment at the Royal Bank of Canada, introduces MPP Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, who shares his thoughts at the Financial Summit for Newcomer Advisors.
Panel #1: “Newcomer Advisors on the Challenges of Getting Hired and Support”
The speakers include: Vithu Ramachandran – Ramachandran Law Professional Corporation (moderator), Neelam Advani – Royal Bank of Canada, Shaun Darchiville – 3Macs, a division of Raymond James, and Fazaad Bacchus – Desjardins.
Panel #2: “Recruitment Issues in the Finance Industry”
The speakers include: Rick Wood – Caldwell Securities Ltd. (moderator), Joady Guyot – Assante Wealth Management, Wanzi Silva – Royal Bank of Canada, and Margaret Bennett – Canada Life.
Fireside Chat with Sabina Michael, Associate Director, Intercultural Skills Lab, at University of Toronto, Rotman School
Pat Dunwoody from the Canadian ETF Association facilitates a fireside chat with Sabina Michael, Associate Director, Intercultural Skills Lab, at University of Toronto, Rotman School.
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The event concluded with a reception and meaningful networking in a room filled with students, business leaders, and industry partners.
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Canada is expected to welcome 1.45 million immigrants over the next three years, with Statistics Canada projecting that the proportion of immigrants in our population could reach up 30% by 2036 and more than half of them would be of Asian origin. Of the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2025, more than 20% are expected to be skilled workers, including experienced finance professionals.
The Financial Summit for Newcomer Advisors will serve as a first-of-its kind forum to foster insightful discussions, exchange experiences, and collectively develop strategies to specifically assist newcomer financial professionals to navigate the complexity of becoming gainfully employed in Canada’s financial services sector. Our goal is to empower these professionals by providing innovative work-integrated training programs, coaching and mentorship, and workplace cultural sensitivity support to position themselves for successful and fulfilling careers in the long run.
The summit will also address the recruitment challenges encountered by the sector itself. By understanding and addressing these issues, we can collectively work towards creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that can truly leverage the broad knowledge capital, the depth of experience, and unique insights and expansive networks that global finance professionals bring to Canadian financial industry employers.