WINNIPEG, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Freedom 55 Financial is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Canadian Football League Players' Association (CFLPA). The 144-year old financial institution will work with the CFLPA's Career Academy to offer internships, job shadowing and career opportunities for retired players who are interested in becoming a Financial Security Advisor or taking on another supporting role with Freedom 55 Financial across Canada*.
"At Freedom 55 Financial, we welcome the opportunity to help retired players begin a new career in the financial services industry," said Jeff Macoun, President and Chief Operating Officer, Canada. "For those who are interested in this field, this partnership offers a straight-forward and informative way of pursuing their interests. Add to that the top-notch training and development available through this partnership and I know these individuals will be set on the right path towards a long-term, sustainable and successful career in financial planning."
Candidates for the program can select from a list of available opportunities and will be provided with a description of the career itself, along with long-term possibilities if this path is chosen.
Jeff Keeping, CFLPA President says the character traits, networks and life skills players have developed over a career of professional sport gives them the right foundation to begin growing a successful practice as an advisor.
"For a football player ready to hang up his cleats, it's exciting to know there are promising career opportunities with a company like London Life," said Keeping. "We expect this partnership will generate much interest in the years ahead."
*For U.S. born/citizen players there will be internship and job shadow opportunities that will not require a work permit, as these will be unpaid and used as a volunteer for experience opportunity.
About Freedom 55 Financial
Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life Insurance Company, offers financial security advice and planning to Canadians through our exclusive financial security advisor network. Freedom 55 Financial offers London Life's own brand of investments, savings and retirement income, annuities, life insurance and mortgage products to Canadians.
Freedom 55 Financial and design are trademarks of London Life Insurance Company.
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