You'll feel at home at Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network. Our offices – known collectively among us as belonging to the Ontario Central Region – all have an open door policy. The only time a door may be closed is that we are meeting with a client or discussing confidential client information. Other than that, come on in and any one on the management team will be happy to help you.
We have business centres located in the Greater Toronto Area and one in Thunder Bay so we're sure you'll find a location close to home. Many of our advisors choose to be housed in our offices, which provide a professional yet friendly atmosphere.
At our offices we strive to give you independence to run your own business but give you the support you need when you need it.
Ongoing training and education
We offer many ongoing training programs at our financial centre with the goal to help you run a successful business.
For example, we have a 12 week in-house training program for all new advisors. Training is hosted by our Sales Managers. This prepares new advisors for the daily tasks of their profession covering topics such as prospecting, marketing and setting up your business. This is in addition to training programs conducted by our corporate office.
Also, most Fridays we have meetings provided by our mutual fund advisors that go towards continuing education earning you CE credits, which are mandatory to maintain your financial registrations. And of course, representatives from all the major fund companies and insurers come in and share their product knowledge and sales strategies. We often have visits from the Desjardins Insurance1 Elite Case Team – a corporate group comprised of legal, taxation and insurance specialists.
Ongoing business development support
Being a financial services professional with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network has many other advantages.
Communications and marketing support
You have access to a variety of communication tools developed to help you with marketing, loyalty building and prospecting. You have material for print, web, social media, events etc, and our corporate office has consultants just a phone call or email away!
Access to a wide variety of products
Not only do our advisors have access to the Desjardins Insurance products, they also have access to those of the major Canadian insurers and to the products and services offered by more than 100 investment fund companies.
Rewards for excellence
We recognize outstanding performance and achievements in many ways. Our unique Recognition Program is designed to highlight the excellence of financial services professionals who distinguish themselves through their achievements, their professionalism, and the quality of their service offering. Our conferences and co-op business support programs are aimed at both seasoned financial services advisors and new recruits.
Access to support staff
You can rely on qualified administrative staff ready to assist you in your advisory services.
Financial support to acquire a book of business
We offer financing programs as well as support to facilitate the transition process.
Part of a national network
Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network has more than 1,500 advisors and 40 financial centres across the country. And there are many opportunities to meet your peers at various conferences.
You can also visit Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network's national website for more information and even take a short online aptitude test. But, if interested in a career, please come back because all hiring is managed locally by us for our offices.
1 Desjardins Insurance refers to Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, a provider of life and health insurance and retirement savings products.