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Why Advocis?

Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is the largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors in Canada,
representing more than 13,000 members and 40 Chapters across the country.

Review your Membership Category options below before you apply.

Membership Categories

Members are licensed, have a recognized designation or are currently enrolled in an approved designation program, and are actively providing financial advice to consumers.

Practicing Advisor members are those that are licensed and are already holding onto one (or several) of the approved designation(s) for at least two years, and who are actively providing financial advice to consumers.

Manager members (www.gamacanada.com) are leaders in the financial services industry in Canada, who are directly or indirectly responsible for recruiting/retaining, coaching, training, education, business development, or managing financial advisors and/or planners. Manager members may be directly servicing clients or may be providing financial advice as permitted by their license(s) (client-facing).

Newly-Designated members are those that are licensed and have recently (in the past two years) earned an approved designation

Designation Candidates are those who are currently licensed or in the process of starting an approved designation program

Requirements:
Must have at least one approved designation and maintain their designation with the conferring body OR

  • Be enrolled in an approved designation program (designation must be obtained in three years).
  • Adhere to the Advocis Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Carry sufficient E&O coverage in accordance with the nature and extent of their practice.
  • Meet Advocis’s annual professional development requirements.
  • Maintain CE requirements (find more information here).

Privileges:

  • Manager members in this category have membership with GAMA International Canada and affiliate membership with GAMA International US.
  • Paying members in this category have voting privileges for various matters related to The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (TFAAC) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Full access to all membership benefits and all resources. Members in this category have the option to register their assistant(s) for a flat fee per person. Assistants would need to adhere to the Advocis Code of Professional Conduct and would have access to member resources and member pricing, but not voting privileges.

Membership Fee

AnnualMonthly
Practicing Advisor$923.00$79.92
Manager Member$923.00$79.92
Newly Designated$462.00$38.50
Designation Candidate $230.00$19.17

Associate Manager members are leaders in the financial services industry in Canada who are directly or indirectly responsible for recruiting/retaining, coaching, training, education, business development, or managing financial advisors and/or planners. Associate Manager members are not licensed and are not compensated for serving clients directly (not client-facing).

Associate members are individuals in the financial service industry in Canada who are not licensed nor designated and are not compensated for serving clients directly.

Member’s Assistants are individuals who may or may not be licensed but are not designated. They are not compensated for serving clients directly (not client–facing). They work under the direct supervision of an Advocis member(s).

Requirements:

  • Adhere to the Advocis Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Carry sufficient E&O coverage in accordance with the nature and extent of their practice.
  • Meet Advocis’s annual professional development requirements.
  • Do not provide financial advice or service clients.
  • Maintain CE requirements (find more information here).

Privileges:

  • Members in this category do not have voting privileges at The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (TFAAC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) Limited access to all membership benefits, value, and all resources.
  • All manager memberships will include membership with GAMA International Canada and affiliate membership with GAMA International US.

Membership Fee

AnnualMonthly
Associate Manager$923.00$79.92
Associate$725.00$60.42
Member's Assistant$186.00$15.50

Student Members are those who are entering the financial services industry for the first time, have never offered financial advice, and are not insurance, mutual funds, or securities licensed. They are registered in a financial services licensing program or in a full-time financial services program of study at a recognized educational institution.

Requirements:

  • Adhere to the Advocis Code of Professional Conduct.

Privileges:

  • Student Members do not have voting privileges at The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (TFAAC) Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Limited access to all membership benefits, value, and all resources.

Membership Fee

AnnualMonthly
Student (Full-Time)$50.00$4.17

Retired Members are those who are either retired or working less than thirty hours per month in the financial services industry in activities such as servicing clients, but who are not actively pursuing new business. This category also includes individuals who have previously been given “life” membership status.

Requirements:

  • Adhere to the Advocis Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Carry sufficient E&O coverage in accordance with the nature and extent of their practice.

Privileges:

  • Paying members in this category have voting privileges for various matters related to The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (TFAAC) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Full access to all membership benefits, value, and all resources.

Membership Fee

All membership fees are prorated, non-refundable and non-transferable, exclusive of applicable taxes and a $3/month Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAP) fee. Please contact Member Services by email at Info@advocis.ca or by phone at 1–877–773–6765 if your current Advocis membership category no longer reflects your role or funfction or if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns.
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