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The Telfer Capital Markets Program (formerly known as the Capital Markets Mentorship Program) has been updated and the new structure will be launched in September 2018. The website is currently under construction to demonstrate these changes. Contact the program manager for more information.


The Telfer Capital Markets Program (CMP) is a two-year development program for high‑performing Telfer School of Management students looking to learn more about the world of capital markets.

An intensive selection process is undertaken to choose the top 15 Telfer students who are entering in their third year of their Bachelor of Commerce program each year. 

As of September 2018, over the course of the two years, participating students will be enrolled in a 3rd year ADM elective, attend various workshops/speakers facilitated by financial services professionals, participate in the capital fund management, and travel to Toronto to visit organizations in the finance industry.

In addition, the admitted students, supervised by the Financial Research and Learning Lab Manager, will be managing donated/endowed assets (Telfer Capital Fund) with the aim to select and manage securities in a portfolio comprised of publicly traded Canadian corporations. Working in teams, students will form a portfolio from major sectors in the Canadian markets, create, value, and oversee a portfolio, applying analytical tools in portfolio management. They will also develop tools for, and perform, risk analysis at a security and portfolio level and present and defend analyses to internal and external advisors to the course.

There is a maximum of 30 participating students, evenly distributed in 3rd and 4th year. Workshops, presentations and networking events include all participating students.

Interested in being involved and in shaping the leaders of tomorrow?

How can the CMP help me, as a professional?

The Telfer CMP was designed to give Telfer students the credibility they need to compete for high finance positions.

By being involved in the CMP, you will be able to take advantage of the following:

  • Sharing your knowledge of the finance industry with high potential students by presenting on your area of expertise. Students participate in a series of workshops facilitated by senior level financial services professionals at the big six banks, holding companies, as well as crown corporations located in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.
  • Mentoring finance students. Students receive individualized mentorship from senior executives working in capital markets.
  • Shaping future leaders of the financial industry. Having the opportunity to teach the students how to be successful in the recruitment process as well as in a career in finance.
  • Accessing a pool of students interested in the capital markets. The CMP adds credentials to an already sound Bachelor of Commerce degree in the form of encouraging completion of the Canadian Securities Course and the first level of either the Chartered Financial Analyst or Financial Risk Management designation.
  • Networking with star students. Getting to know the high performing students via networking events, workshops, panels, etc.

2018-2019 Calendar for students

3rd-year students 4th-year students
Program Structure by Year of Program:
  • Students are enrolled in ADM 3396 Seminar in Administration
    Applied Equity Valuation and Investment Analysis (3 units) (fall 2018)
  • Capital Fund Management with 4th year students
  • Presentations and workshops with industry professionals
  • Trip to Toronto (during fall reading week)
  • Formal mentorship from industry professionals
  • Presentations and workshops with industry professionals
  • Capital Fund Management with 3rd year students
  • Trip to Toronto (during fall reading week)

How can I get involved?

As professionals, potential employers and alumni there are many ways that you can get involved in the program.

  • Provide topic workshops and seminars to our students
  • Attend the Career Centre networking events
  • Host us for a site visit
  • Hire our students for summer internship and co-op positions
  • Become mentors
  • Join us at the annual networking event in Toronto
  • Apply to join our Investment Committee or Board of Advisors
  • Become Mentors
  • Provide topic workshops and seminars to our students
  • Attend the Career Centre networking events
  • Donate directly to the TCF (Search Telfer Capital Fund)
  • Help introduce our students to your employers and promote their hiring as interns or co-op students

If you have any interest in any of the above, please do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

High Finance at Telfer

Industry Panel: Women in Finance

Banking has become fast, furious and complex, especially for individuals taking on high finance positions. Considering the roles being this intense, the recruitment process for these roles are equally complicated. The Telfer School of Management Career Centre organizes an annual  industry panel to discuss various topics within finance. On October 10, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the discussion will be about Women in Finance.

Panelists include:

  • Shamshad R. Madhok, Associate Partner, Consulting and Deals, National Deals Risk & Quality Leader at PwC
  • Sarah Riopelle, CFA, Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Investment Solutions at RBC Global Asset Management
  • Josée Mondoux, Director of Investments, Canadian Medical Protective Association

Toronto Networking Event

Join the students when they visit Toronto on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a night of networking on Bay Street. This is an opportunity to reunite CMP students and alumni, members of the community involved in the program, as well as finance professionals looking to share their knowledge, experience or recruit potential candidates. Join us for refreshments and hors-d’oeuvres while connecting with these top-performing students.

To get on the invitation list, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Financial Research and Learning Lab Photo of finance lab

The Telfer School of Management opened its Financial Research and Learning Lab in the fall of 2013. It is located in the Desmarais Building, a state-of-the-art learning facility located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The facility provides active learning opportunities for our students to develop their practical financial skills.

The Lab is a fully equipped teaching space that includes 34 computer terminals with industry standards software and databases (including 11 Bloomberg terminals).  Training, marketing, and scheduling of curricular and co curricular activities will be provided by the Lab Manager who supports the faculty in integrating the Lab’s resources into curriculum design and assignments. The collection of databases and analysis tools in the Lab will be acquired gradually, in consultation with faculty members.

To learn more about the lab, visit the Financial Research and Learning Lab website.


Here is a list of organizations that are or have been involved with the CMP:

  • Brookfield Renewable Power
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Caledon Capital Management
  • Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Exponent Investment Management
  • Export Development Canada
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • General Electric (GE) Capital
  • Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • HSBC World Markets
  • National Bank Financial Markets
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Raymond James Ltd.
  • Scotia Capital
  • Scotia Commercial Banking
  • Sunrise Securities
  • TMX Group
  • TD Securities
  • XRC Global Capital

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