Get a great finance job in Canada faster 🚀

Make your job search suck less by getting 1-on-1 coaching from experienced finance professionals throughout the journey

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Thousands of students in Canada rely on 36paths to land their dream jobs in finance

Why 36paths?

36paths helps students land a great finance job in Canada faster by having experienced finance professionals coach them. We provide personalized 1-on-1 coaching services to help you gain industry insights, create actionable job search strategies, craft the perfect resume & cover letter, and improve networking & interview skills. 

Focus on Finance in Canada

We are laser-focused on the Canadian finance industry, from Capital Markets and Commercial Banking to Corporate Finance and Risk Management.

Not Your Typical Career Coach

We're experienced finance professionals who also know the hiring process inside and out. We made many mistakes before and we are here to make sure you don't.

Actionable Coaching that Works

We don't believe in career advice you cannot act on. You will get hands-on coaching and apply lessons learnt right away, from the comfort of your home.

 

How does it work?

1️⃣ Discover the career that excites you

Not sure which finance career path is the best fit for you? Don't worry. We will uncover your strengths and weaknesses, and teach you insider knowledge on your areas of interest — so you can confidently pursue the right finance career.

3️⃣ Optimize your networking efforts

You will learn and apply finance-specific networking strategies based on your unique profile. From writing effective outreach messages to identifying ways to add value, you will build your career network that sets you apart from other candidates.    

2️⃣ Get your CV in the "Interview" pile

Regardless of your school and GPA, we work closely with you to understand the stories behind each experience, rewrite every bullet point, and perfect the formatting & grammar — we make sure your resume is 100% ready and lands you interviews.

4️⃣ Convert interviews to job offers 

We know the ins and outs of your upcoming interviews. From anticipating possible questions to conducting 1-on-1 mock interviews, we provide you with everything you need to nail your interviews and secure the dream offer. 

What our members are saying 🧡

Rita Wang

“I met Shawn in my last school term when I was frustrated to find a full-time job upon graduation. Shawn has prepared me well from resume writing, networking tips to interview practice. He always corrected me on small mistakes I’d ignore and gave me constructive feedback on my interview answers. One of my interviewers at Citibank said I provided the best answer that she has ever heard. I would never imagine myself to land a front office Analyst role with Citibank in 2 months during the global pandemic.” 

Austin Wu

“From resume editing to interview preparation, my coach has been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I couldn't have imagined that I'd land an Analyst role at BMO in just two months. Highly recommend 36paths to anyone struggling with their career, particularly entry-level finance job seekers."

Leo Zhao

"My experience with 36paths has been nothing short of exceptional since day one. Not only did I gain a tremendous amount of clarity, confidence and job search knowledge, but also I received a Financial Analyst offer with Uken Games within 6 weeks. Without my coach, it would have been 6+ months!" 

Shirish Mannur

“As an international MBA student graduating during a pandemic, 36paths helped streamline my job search process and focus on the Finance roles where I’d be competitive. Shawn is an excellent mentor with rich industry experience and provided invaluable inputs on applications, networking and interview preparation which helped me land a full-time Associate role within the Corporate Client Group at RBC.” 

Radhika Bhaskar

"There are a myriad of things that make Shawn’s program not just unique but also ever so helpful! First and foremost, he understands the true nature of the struggle new grads face in creating resumes and doing their best in interviews! His novel approach to both has helped me elevate both to levels hitherto unachieved! More importantly though, his prompt ever readiness to help is what helped me successfully get not one but three positions! I shall forever be indebted to his incredible program!"

Shelly Wei

“As a recent graduate, I was frustrated and lost after receiving countless rejections. But my coach at 36paths quickly and accurately identified the mistakes I was making. During the process, I improved my job hunting skills but more importantly landed a Pension Analyst offer from Morneau Shepell."

More customer reviews on Google 🙏

 

What you will learn 🤗

This is an overview of our key career learning outcomes. 1-on-1 coaching is delivered by a mix of Zoom voice calls and screen-sharing sessions. Nothing is pre-recorded.

☑️  Identify your short & long term goals
☑️  Develop an actionable job search plan
☑️  Acquire fundamental industry knowledge 
☑️  Write a killer resume that gets interviews
☑️  Craft a tailored cover letter
☑️  Create a unique LinkedIn profile 
☑️  Adopt job application best practices
☑️  Prepare for upcoming interviews
☑️  Implement finance networking system
☑️  Write effective outreach messages
☑️  Improve business communication skills
☑️  Compare job offers and negotiate salary

Our programs 👨‍💻

Flexible 1-on-1 coaching programs designed for all students and experience levels. Customizable sessions can be used for any career learning outcomes above ☝️ or other topics of interest.

Basic

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  • Coaching term: 30 days

  • Review your resume (1 hour)

  • Review your cover letter (1 hour)

  • Job search strategy session (1 hour)

  • Networking strategy session (1 hour)

  • Interview preparation session (1 hour) 

Plus

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  • Coaching term: 60 days

  • Edit your resume (4 hours)

  • Edit your cover letter (2 hours)

  • Job search strategy session (1 hour)

  • Networking strategy session (1 hour)

  • Interview preparation session (1 hour) 

  • 3 customizable sessions (1 hour x 3)

  • Weekly access to your coach via email during your term

Premium 

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  • Coaching term: 180 days

  • Rewrite your resume (12 hours)

  • Rewrite your cover letter (6 hours)

  • Recreate your LinkedIn profile (3 hours)

  • Job search strategy session (1 hour)

  • Networking strategy session (1 hour)

  • Interview preparation session (1 hour) 

  • 10 customizable sessions (1 hour x 10)

  • Session recordings available on G Drive

  • Unlimited access to your coach via email & Slack during your term (reply in 24 hours)

 

Our coaches 💯

We have put together a team of experienced professionals from top financial services companies in Canada. Together, we have experience recruiting and coaching thousands of students like you. 

Frequently asked questions

What exactly does 36paths do?


In ten words, we help you get a great finance job in Canada.

It is depressing that having paid tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition fees, many bright university students, international students in particular, end up being unemployed, simply because no one has taught them useful skills needed to succeed in the increasingly competitive finance job market.

We created 36paths to change that. You will learn from experienced finance professionals everything you need to land the best offer possible, from figuring out your optimal career path and creating the perfect resume to effectively communicating with recruiters & hiring managers and nailing your upcoming interviews.




How is this better than other career consulting companies?


In three key ways:

1. We are exclusively focused on the finance industry in Canada, from Capital Markets and Commercial Banking to Corporate Finance and Risk Management. We are confident to say that no one in the world does this better than us.

2. Not only do we have years of experience in the Canadian finance industry, but we also know how the hiring process works inside and out. We made many mistakes and wasted lots of time during our job search and we are here to make sure you don't have to.

3. We teach you actionable finance job search strategies based on your unique profile. We don't believe in generic career advice you cannot act on. You will get hands-on coaching and apply lessons learnt right away, from the comfort of your home.




How is this worth it?


Honestly, because it works. In the trial and error process of our job search, we stumbled on a system that did work. In fact, it worked extremely well. You will acquire the knowledge and skills that hundreds of students have used to land great finance job offers in Canada. We firmly believe (and have data to prove) that our coaching program is one of the highest ROI investments a student can make.




How are coaching services delivered?


The 36paths programs are 100% online and remote — you get personalized 1-on-1 coaching from experienced finance professionals through a mix of Zoom calls, screen-sharing sessions and Slack/emails.




What kind of job offers do 36paths students land?


Our students have landed offers with a variety of top financial services companies in Canada, such as BMO, CIBC, Scotiabank, RBC, Manulife, BCI, MUFG, PwC, KPMG among others.




What is the expected salary for 36paths students?


The expected salary range varies based on a number of factors such as your previous experience, education history, target industry and location. The average base salary of 36paths graduates ranges from $42,000 to $85,000 (annual bonus excluded). After you apply, we can better estimate your expected salary based on your unique profile.




How long does it take 36paths students to get a job?


98% of our students land their first job offer within 6 months. More importantly, the knowledge and skills they've learnt at 36paths will benefit their entire finance career.





 

Who created 36paths?

From December 2013 to December 2015, I got over 50 interviews and landed 4 job offers in Canada, ranging from Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets to Risk Management and Financial Planning & Analysis. How did I do it?  

First, let me tell you my story. In July 2013, I left China to pursue my Master of Management & Professional Accounting degree at University of Toronto. My main goal was to leverage this degree to launch my finance career in Canada. But after receiving more than 200 “Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately...” auto-rejection emails, I realized that, as an ESL international student without any Canadian work experience, applying online just couldn’t cut it.

 

Being a newcomer with no connections in Canada, I made many mistakes and wasted a ton of time trying things that didn’t work. But in this trial and error process, I stumbled on a system that did work. In fact, it worked extremely well. Every student at 36paths who implemented my finance job search system has succeeded in landing a great finance job offer in Canada. 

In August 2017, I started 36paths (which stands for all kinds of career paths in ancient China) because I realized that millions of students are facing the same challenge I faced and that existing career coaching services are generic, outdated and ineffective. Today, 36paths has helped hundreds of students in Canada get started on a finance career path they love. 

Shawn Huang, CFA, CPA

Founder & CEO of 36paths

Curious how 36paths can help you launch your finance career? 

About 36paths

36paths helps students land a great finance job in Canada faster by having experienced finance professionals coach them. We provide personalized 1-on-1 coaching services to help you gain industry insights, create actionable job search strategies, craft perfect resume & cover letter, and improve networking & interview skills. 

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