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 is the InterpretAmerica Summit?


Formerly known as the North American Summit on Interpreting, the InterpretAmerica Summit is a biennial gathering designed to bring together leaders, experts and key stakeholders from the many sectors of the interpreting profession. Its unique plenary format provides ample opportunities to network with peers from professional associations, academe, government and the private sector. Professional associations span the continent and specialized conferences for specific areas of specialization of the interpreting profession take place on a regular basis. However, the InterpretAmerica Summit is still the only venue where leaders and specialists from all sectors can come together to learn from one another and network. The Summit fills a void that has existed for far too long and seeks to envision the future of one single interpreting profession, similar to the way people think of the legal and medical professions.




Is InterpretAmerica a language services company?


No. InterpretAmerica does not provide language services of any kind, nor do we hire translators or interpreters. If you are in need of language services or looking for employment as a translator or interpreter, we encourage you to contact any of the language service providers or professional associations who have sponsored our Summits. InterpretAmerica's mission is to provide a forum for the interpreting profession. It was formed as an LLC to facilitate the planning and holding of meetings and other events where the entire industry can gather and exchange ideas and knowledge. InterpretAmerica seeks to facilitate the sharing of information and resources, networking, and to support the critical work currently being undertaken by professional associations, vendors, academic institutions and researchers across the field.




How can I get involved?


While we are not a professional association with members who pay fees to belong, we do welcome collaboration and exhcange. Here are ways you can join us in our mission to strengthen our profesion and make it visible to a much broader audience:

  • Stay informed! Suscribe to our blogs and updates. Comment on what you see and join the conversation about our profession.
  • Looking for a broader exchange with other members of our profession? Like our social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  • Attend the InterpretAmerica Summit! Our conference is a place to learn, network, and contribute your expertise to the field. Your participation has helped make interpreting a more connected, aware, and proactive profession. It's invaluable!
  • Become a guest blogger! We welcome submissions for our blog that are of interest to the interpreting field. Contact us at inquiry@interpretamerica.com if you are interested in contributing.




Why was InterpretAmerica created?


InterpretAmerica, LLC is a legal entity originally created to organize the first national forum in the United States specifically for the interpreting profession. We had observed great interest among interpreting leaders and experts from across all specializations for broader interaction with peers. When we first began holding the InterpretAmerica Summit, there was a general lack of awareness and information shared between interpreting specializations, how each area worked, where norms, standards, and practices differed, where they were the same, and where overlap could benefit all. Since holding the first Summit in 2010, mutual awareness, understanding, and collaboration have blossomed between interpreting industry stakeholders. We are proud to have played a small part in that change and will continue our efforts to raise the profile of the interpreting profession through conferences, blogging, collaborative ventures, publications, public speaking and any other way we can.




Is InterpretAmerica a professional association?


No. InterpretAmerica’s sole mission is to provide a national forum for the entire interpreting profession and to ultimately raise its profile, both inside and outside the industry. It was formed as an LLC to facilitate the planning and holding of meetings and other events where the entire industry can gather and exchange ideas and knowledge. InterpretAmerica seeks to facilitate the sharing of information and resources, networking, and to support and enhance the critical work currently being undertaken by professional associations, vendors, academic institutions and researchers across the field.




A nod to our origins


InterpretAmerica owes its beginnings in large measure to José Luis "JL" Villanueva-Senchuk and Lucille Barnes, conference interpreters from Argentina. They saw the need to raise the profile of interpreters in all sectors and organized the first-ever conference in Argentina covering the entire profession. Interpreta2007, held in Buenos Aires in July of 2007, convened a distinguished group of international experts from conference, legal, medical and academic sectors. Barry S. Olsen spoke at the conference and came away with a similar vision for interpreting in North America and the seeds for InterpretAmerica were sown.





 

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? 

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