Financial and investment analysts

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1112  ·  Browse All Occupations

Financial and investment analysts collect and analyze financial information such as economic forecasts, trading volumes and the movement of capital, financial backgrounds of companies, historical performances and future trends of stocks, bonds and other investment instruments to provide financial and investment or financing advice for their company or their company’s clients. Their studies and evaluations cover areas such as takeover bids, private placements, mergers or acquisitions. Financial analysts are employed by a wide range of establishments throughout the private and public sector, such as banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies, investment companies, manufacturing firms, trust companies, utility companies and underwriting firms. Investment analysts are employed primarily by brokerage houses and fund management companies.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Financial Analyst
  • Bond Analyst
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Investment Adviser
  • Cost Financial Analyst
  • Finance And Commercial Affairs Analyst
  • Financial Analysis Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services Economic Analyst
  • Financial Services Research Associate
  • Fiscal Projections Consultant
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Consultant
  • Junior Financial Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Mutual Fund Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Regional Financial Analyst
  • Securities Analyst
  • Securities Research Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Investment Officer
  • Senior Planning And Return Analyst
  • Senior Planning And Yield Analyst
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services Research Associate
  • Investment Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager

Requried Skills for Financial and investment analysts

  • Accounting
  • Action Oriented
  • Analytics
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Attention to Detail
  • Bookkeeping
  • Brokerage
  • Budgeting
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Administration
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • Category Management
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Consolidation
  • Continuous Learning
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Data
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Statements
  • Innovation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Investments
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Loans
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mediation
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Motion Analysis
  • Operational Risk
  • Organizational Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metric
  • Personal Finance
  • Presentations
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Improvements
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Reconciliation
  • Research
  • Resourcefulness
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Sales Training
  • Service Quality
  • Software Systems
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tax Preparation
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance
  • Treasury Management
  • Visualization
  • Wealth Management
  • Work Independently
  • Writing

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for financial and investment analysts.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $66,486
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $66,213
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for financial and investment analysts.

Gender Median Income
Male $73,945
Female $89,124
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (19 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for financial and investment analysts.

$42,900.00
Lowest Observed
$100,000.00
Highest Observed
$67,000.00
25th Percentile
$73,430.52
Average
$72,017.00
Median
$78,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for financial and investment analysts

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 45
35 to 44 years 55
45 to 54 years 60
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 190
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for financial and investment analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 55
Part Time 130
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for financial and investment analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 100
Female 85
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for financial and investment analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 190
Self Employed 10
Total 200
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for financial and investment analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 185
Unemployed 0
Total 190
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for financial and investment analysts. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 15
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 155
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Financial and investment analysts

  • Accounting
  • Action Oriented
  • Analytics
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Attention to Detail
  • Bookkeeping
  • Brokerage
  • Budgeting
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Administration
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • Category Management
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Consolidation
  • Continuous Learning
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Data
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Statements
  • Innovation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Investments
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Loans
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mediation
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Motion Analysis
  • Operational Risk
  • Organizational Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metric
  • Personal Finance
  • Presentations
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Improvements
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Reconciliation
  • Research
  • Resourcefulness
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Sales Training
  • Service Quality
  • Software Systems
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tax Preparation
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance
  • Treasury Management
  • Visualization
  • Wealth Management
  • Work Independently
  • Writing

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