With the second-highest number of head offices in Canada, Calgary has a high proportion of professional services to support them. With that comes a wide range of career opportunities in finance. The city’s financial services sector employs more than 19,500 people.
It’s not just about how big the industry is though––it’s also about how bright and respected the people are. The Conference Board of Canada released a report in June 2017, which found that investment bankers in Calgary regularly “end up consulting on some of the largest (merger and acquisition) deals in Canada.” The report also noted that Calgary is responsible for a proportionately significant share of global activity in the financial services sector.
In fact, the labour productivity in Calgary’s financial services sector is 25 per cent higher than the other three banking centres in Canada.
When you take a highly-qualified workforce and combine it with the kind of resilience and drive Calgary is known for, you get a city that’s desirable for both financial services firms and professionals.
1,512 financial service businesses
8 of the top 10 investment banks have a presence here
8 of the top 10 world banks have a presence here