Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) (Online)

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  • Duration:

    36 hours

  • CSC Fees:

    $649  (Note: CSI registration and materials not included. Students will receive a link to register and buy materials at a 10% discount.)


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Start Date


Part-Time:October 16, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Schedule: Webinars are held Mondays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST



Overview – What is the Canadian Securities Course?

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) at Ashton College is the perfect preparation for writing the CSC® exam and attaining your CSC® designation. The Canadian Securities Course is the industry standard for those entering the financial services and it is used by serious investors across Canada. Passing the CSC® exam sets you up for a fulfilling career within the financial sector.

The financial services industry is changing in Canada, creating new opportunities for professionals with the right education and skills. If you are just starting out in the financial services industry, the Canadian Securities Course will give you the knowledge and skills that employers demand. For those currently working in the industry, the CSC® will enhance existing skills and help you excel in your career and provide the best service to clients. 

Ashton College's Partnership with CSI

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) at Ashton College is offered in partnership with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Students will receive a 10% discount on CSI registration and textbooks. Successful completion of the CSC® prepares students to write the CSC Exams through the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) and then apply for a mutual fund license. It is the first step toward attaining a licence for trading stocks and bonds, and it allows students to proceed with the Canadian Investment Manager or Financial Management Adviser designation streams. Ashton College students will receive a link to order their materials at a 10% discount. 

CSI Logo along with partnership with Ashton College

Who should enroll in the Canadian Securities Course?

Employers require the CSC® designation in the financial services industry. 

  • 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 
  • Seeking your mutual funds license
  • Dealing in Alternative Mutual Funds for retail investors
  • A bank or trust company officer
  • A financial planner
  • An active investor who wants to learn how to manage your portfolio
  • Seeking a position in the Canadian financial services industry

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Canadian financial services landscape
  • Gain knowledge about various financial instruments such as equities, managed products, structured products, derivatives and more
  • Accurately assess company, industry and market performance
  • Attain a deeper knowledge of industry standards and codes of ethics
  • Learn the skills, knowledge and tools to serve your clients better
  • Meet proficiency requirements to deal in Alternative Mutual Funds

Admission Requirements


CSC Course Syllabus

Chapter 1 - The Canadian Securities Industry
Chapter 2 - The Capital Market
Chapter 3 - The Canadian Regulatory Environment
Chapter 4 - Overview of Economics
Chapter 5 - Economic Policy
Chapter 6 - Fixed-Income Securities: Features & Types
Chapter 7 - Fixed-Income Securities: Pricing & Trading
Chapter 8 - Equity Securities: Common & Preferred Shares
Chapter 9 - Equity Securities: Equity Transactions
Chapter 10 - Derivatives
Chapter 11 - Corporation & Their Financial Statements
Chapter 12 - Financing & Listing Securities
Chapter 13 - Fundamental & Technical Analysis
Chapter 14 - Company Analysis
Chapter 15 - Introduction to the Portfolio Approach
Chapter 16 - The Portfolio Management Process


Subject to change without notice

Obada Al-Dimashki

Obada Al-DimashkiObada Al-Dimashki is an engaging and interpersonal business professor with extensive experience teaching at various post-secondary institutions across Canada. His teaching has covered several business topics including international business, finance, supply chain and management. Along with his teaching, His industry experience includes international supply chain management at a major industrial group and he has served as a reserve Combat Logistics Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jason Wong

Jason WongJason Wong has extensive knowledge in the wealth management industry and has been practising financial planning since 2001. Jason started his career through the financial advisory channel in one of the major banks. He then moved on to the independent channel to assist his individual and business clients in achieving their financial goals through comprehensive financial planning. Jason is also a consultant supporting financial advisers in providing wealth management solutions to their clients. Jason holds several industry accreditations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Derivative Market Specialist (DMS). He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manchester, one of the top global business schools according to the Financial Times Global MBA rankings.




  • Coming again in 2023
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities


The registration fee for this course is $649.

Note: CSI registration and materials are not included. Ashton College students will receive a link to order their materials at a 10% discount.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College offers education for all students with a unique online learning approach. A synchronous learning component provides real time interaction and immediate feedback. We use real time interactive sessions, breakout rooms, and screen-sharing. An asynchronous learning component allows students to work at their own pace. Our asynchronous learning materials include recorded real time lectures, online readings, and discussion forums. We encourage students, if possible, to use both components so as to enjoy interactivity and community of real-time learning as well as studying at their own pace. This approach ensures students have support and resources to achieve their educational goals.

For synchronous sessions, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This program/course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. As such, PTIB did not review the program/course.

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