Canadian Securities Course (CSC)®

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) at Ashton College is the perfect preparation for writing the CSC® examinations and attaining your CSC® designation. The CSC® is the industry standard for those entering the financial services and is used by serious investors across Canada.



The financial services industry is undergoing a massive change in Canada, creating exciting new career opportunities for professionals with recognized education and skills. For those just entering the financial services industry, the CSC® provides the knowledge and skills that employers demand. For those currently working in the industry, the CSC® will enhance existing skills and help students excel in their careers and provide the best service to the clients.

Successful completion of the CSC® prepares students to write the CSC Exams through the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) and then apply for mutual fund licensing. It is the first step towards licensing for trading stocks and bonds, and it allows to proceed into the Canadian Investment Manager or Financial Management Adviser designation streams.

The CSC® designation is required by employers in the financial services industry. Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Licensed mutual fund representative.
  • Full-service investment adviser or discount brokerage investment representative.
  • Bank and trust officer, financial planner, or mutual fund representative.
  • Portfolio management, as an adviser or as a personal investor.

Why Take the CSC® at Ashton College

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Instructor-led provides face-to-face interaction

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Our faculty are all experienced industry experts

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Receive a 10% discount on CSI registration and textbooks

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be:

  1. High school graduates or 19 years or older at the start of the applicant’s program or course; and
  2. Proficient in English (please see policy 1002)

For more details, please see related Admissions Policy.

Course Formats and Duration


This course is offered both in-class and online.

  • In-class: delivered from our Vancouver campus.
  • Online: uses Adobe Connect and Google Apps to deliver interactive learning through live webinar sessions.


36 hours.

Upcoming Dates


Start dates coming soon. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.


April 4, 2017 – June 20, 2017

  • 3-hour weekly webinars, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Total of 12 weeks


  • The Canadian Investment Marketplace
  • The Economy
  • Investment Products
  • The Corporation
  • Investment Analysis
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Analysis of Managed Products
  • Working with the Client


The registration fee for this course is $649.