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Assistant Financial Planner

  • Employer: IA Investment Counsel Inc.
  • Office: 1700-202 6th Avenue SW
  • City: Calgary
  • Province: Alberta
  • Job category: Not Evaluated (Job Family)
  • Job ID: JR10004107
  • Job type: Permanent Job Full time

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.


Through it's business names Doherty & Bryant Financial Strategists and TE Wealth, iA Investment Counsel Inc. has been providing high net worth individuals, families, employers and employees with unbiased wealth management and financial education services for 40+ years.  Our organization comprises of a national network of financial experts with a diverse array of skills, experience and specialized knowledge, yet we are driven by a singular devotion to the well-being of our clients.

General Responsibilities

The Assistant Financial Planner will assist in developing and implementing financial plans for individuals, corporate executives and professionals.

This role would be perfect for someone who is interested in pursing a career in Financial Planning as it would provide a strong foundation and opportunity for development.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide continuous support to the Consultant and clients including:
  • Data entry for the preparation of financial plans, using in-house software & Excel.
  • Drafting correspondence and meeting agendas.
  • Research various financial planning and tax issues.
  • Follow up on financial planning issues with outside professionals as required.
  • Input tax returns and review notices of assessment.
  • Follow-up with the CRA on client tax issues.
  • Assembly of financial plans and tax returns.
  • Various other tasks as assigned, including office administration.


  • University degree or college diploma (preferred).
  • Working towards CFP designation (preferred).
  • Advantageous to have related courses such as Canadian Securities Course, accounting or tax.
  • Knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans and real estate is a definite asset.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Self motivated, organized with exceptional time management skills.
  • Above average attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team but can also work independently (with little supervision) to complete tasks and prioritize work for oneself.

What we Offer

  • Comprehensive health and dental plan including a health spending account and wellness account
  • Transit Subsidy program
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Generous vacation entitlement including personal leave days
  • Support for learning and development and career growth

If this role is of interest to you or if you have any further questions, feel free to reach out directly to Nicole Lum, via her Linkedin Profile:

Working at iA Financial Group

We consider our employees to be our most important investment and we have a lot to offer them. Find out more about iA.

Our Commitment

iA Financial Group is committed to having an equal access employment program and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. Any use of the masculine form is to simplify the text and includes the feminine form.

Also, we are committed to fostering a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion. We can provide accommodation in our recruitment and selection processes to applicants with disabilities where required. Please contact your Recruiter, or send an email to