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Conseiller agréé en avantages sociaux (C.A.A.S.) designation

The Chambre de la sécurité financière is currently reevaluating the Conseiller Agréé en Avantages Sociaux (C.A.A.S.) professional designation. Pending the results of this analysis, the Chambre interrupts the delivery of this designation and of the professional certificates related to its academic path.

The Assurances et rentes collectives program developed by Université Laval, which is the result of an initiative of the CSF in collaboration with leaders of the financial products and services industry, is specifically designed for group insurance and group annuities representatives as well as employee benefit and human resources professionals.

This distance learning program leads to the title of Conseiller agréé en avantages sociaux (C.A.A.S.), a professional designation similar to the North American title of Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (C.E.B.S.).

PROGRAM

This professional development program, which is a part-time program, consists of the following ten courses and totals 30 university credits (900 PDUs):

  • Programmes gouvernementaux de prestations
  • Principes fondamentaux des régimes d’assurance collective
  • Application des régimes d’assurance collective
  • Régimes de retraite et mécanismes de revenu de retraite
  • Fondements de la rémunération
  • Rémunération des cadres
  • Gestion de l’actif
  • Gestion stratégique: ressources humaines et rémunération globale
  • Économie de la santé
  • Introduction à la planification financière personnelle

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

In addition, certain blocks of courses in the program lead to three professional certifications issued by the Chambre de la sécurité financière, namely:

  • In group insurance (courses ASR-1110, ASR-2110 and ECN-1100); (only available in French)
  • In pension plans (courses ASR-1100, ASR-1120 and GSF-2110); (only available in French)
  • In compensation and strategic human resources management (courses MNG-1110, MNG-2120 and MNG-3102). (only available in French)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

The admission requirements, registration procedure and course availability are determined by Université Laval. Generally, candidates must hold a diploma of collegial studies (D.E.C.) and have relevant experience.

SPONSORS

Platinum

Autorité des marchés financiers
Desjardins Financial Security
Manulife Financial
Fonds de développement professionnel
Great-West
Sun Life of Canada

Gold

Canada Life
Clarica
Canadian Pension and
Benefits Institute (CPBI)
SSQ Financial Group

Silver

Quebec Blue Cross
Industrial Alliance
La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
The Maritime Life Assurance Company
Standard Life of Canada

Bronze

LS Mutual Life Insurance Company
The Excellence Life Insurance Company
L’Internationale, cie assurance-vie
Regroupement des consultants
en avantages sociaux du Québec (RCASQ)

Friends

Allan Breau et Associés inc.
Joslyne Gagnon
Saputo Inc.

For more information about the certificate in group insurance and annuities, please contact the professional development coordinator at 514-282-5777, or toll-free at 1-800-361-9989., or contact Université Laval.