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Freedom 55 Financial Overview

London, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
1874
Company - Public
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Freedom 55 Financial is one of the most recognized brands in the financial services industry. We’re the financial planning arm of Canada Life. This means we have a history of strength and stability.

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    Who we are | Freedom 55 Financial

    Freedom 55 Financial offers financial security planning and advice, as well as London Life's own brand of savings and investments, retirement income, and life insurance. We show people their options and help them make the right financial decisions.

  • Freedom 55 Financial security advisors and their clients received golf tips from pro Canadian golfers. What an amazing experience!

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Freedom 55 Financial – Why Work For Us?


Our history

We’re a full financial security planning organization founded on the strength and stability started by London Life more than 140 years ago. Freedom 55 Financial offers financial security planning and advice, as well as London Life’s own brand of savings and investments, retirement income, and life insurance. We show people their options and help them make the right financial decisions.

Founded in 1874 in London, Ontario, London Life has a long history in the Canadian marketplace. In 2000, London Life rebranded its financial security planning arm as Freedom 55 Financial – a full financial security planning organization. In Quebec, Freedom 55 Financial is a financial services firm and a firm in financial planning.

Freedom today. Freedom tomorrow.

We offer expert advice that works for you now and in the future – because financial freedom should leave room for you to live. That means having control over your money, doing what makes you happy, and focusing on your family, not just on your pocketbook. It means following your heart and not being afraid to change your mind. We’re there to help you with every step, every decision and every success.

Financial security advisors are highly skilled at explaining your financial choices without using complicated financial jargon. They’re there to help you take control of your financial future. Our advisors build long-term relationships with clients, working with them through the ups and downs of their lives, helping them achieve their goals, whatever those goals may be.

Financial planning for the life you want today and tomorrow.

Freedom 55 Financial is one of the most recognized brands in the financial services industry. We're founded on the strength and stability of London Life Insurance Company. With almost two million clients, London Life has helped Canadians meet their financial security needs for more than 140 years. 

Take Control

We're a fast-pased, people-oriented organization infused with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering commitment to making a difference in our clients' lives. That means, whether you're just starting out or looking to change careers, Freedom 55 Financial is a place where personal initiative, drive and desire to succeed are welcome and rewarded. At Freedom 55 Financial, you have a voice and we listen.

We offer a career, not just "a job"

Some companies offer a 9-to-5 job. We offer a career. One that rewards you on many levels, including:

  • A flexible schedule so you can maintain a meaningful work/life balance
  • The ability to pick the market you work in
  • The opportunity to 'give back' to the community you serve
  • Ongoing professional development to help you stay at the top of your game
  • Recognition of your hard work in building your business and client base through Freedom 55 Financial's vesting program
  • The knowledge you have a place and voice at the table by building your own book of business
  • Exceptional opportunities for advancement into management

Support while you build your own business

Excitement, pride and satisfaction are three of the many advantages that come with building your own business. We pride ourselves in the wide range of ongoing support we offer both new and established financial security advisors. Support like:

  • Mentoring and guidance right from day one from your director
  • Coaching, training and feedback from a training manager
  • Proven programs, processes and tools that demonstrate the value you bring to clients
  • Competitive products to help meet your clients' needs at every stage of their life
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Compensation

When you join Freedom 55 Financial we make sure you earn while you learn. Our compensation package begins with:

  • A training allowance while you work with your training manager and study for your licensing exams
  • Substantial special development commissions during the first four years of your career as you build your client base
  • A guaranteed minimum level sales bonus

Plus, as a full-fledged financial security advisor you will enjoy:

  • Potential for competitive first year commissions on product sales
  • Service commissions in subsequent years that builds your annual income base as you build your business
  • The opportunity to earn additional income and/or travel opportunities through campaigns
  • A comprehensive and flexible benefit program
  • Company-matching contributions for your group retirement plan
  • A generous new financial security advisor referral program

Our compensation structure is designed to support you as you start out and then recognize your ongoing success as you build your business. At Freedom 55 Financial, your income is a direct reflection of the effort you put into your career.

Meet Team Freedom

Freedom 55 Financial takes pride in contributing to the communities where we do business. Part of this effort involves helping young Canadian athletes pursue their dreams.

We believe the right support at the right time can make all the difference in someone's life. That's why we're proud to support Canadian athletes at a pivotal stage in their athletic careers.

Team Freedom is one way we share our promise of helping Canadians pursue their aspirations and achieve their dreams.

While each athlete has a unique story, they all possess the drive, desire and determination needed to achieve their goals.

Mackenzie Tour

The Mackenzie Tour, Canada’s only professional golf tour, is a proud supporter of local charities and provides young golfers with an opportunity to make their dreams come true.

These objectives align with our core values of supporting Canadians in reaching their goals and contributing to the communities where we do business.

Freedom 55 Financial is proud to support two events on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule:

               

24h Tremblant

As official presenting sponsor of the 2017 24h Tremblant relay, we're passionate about doing all we can to raise hope and funds to help improve the lives of deserving children and their families.

24h Tremblant just accomplished something amazing: 24 hours of sport, determination and heart for children’s causes.

As presenting sponsors, Freedom 55 Financial was proud to be part of their outstanding success. As a result of everyone’s hard work and contributions from more than 3,300 participants, they raised $3,868,742!

They will be able to provide tangible help to thousands of children in need.

We’re proud of our 23 teams who ran, walked or skied over 24 hours at Mont Tremblant and raised more than $225,000!

Tremblant 24h supports three children’s charities:

  • The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
  • The Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • The Fondation Tremblant

24hBLUEMTN

24hBLUEMTN is a new fundraising event that supports Special Olympics and the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. 

In February 2018, Freedom 55 Financial was on the slopes with teams of our own while cheering on other participants.

A total of 17 teams participated and raised $63,000 for Special Olympics Ontario and Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. As presenting sponsor, Freedom 55 Financial was proud to be part of the inaugural year.


Which path works best for you?

Freedom 55 Financial offers different study paths to complete the provincial licensing requirements before joining our career accreditation program. The choice and flexibility is yours.

Marketing trainee

An intensive five-week licensing training program via instructor-led virtual classroom facilitation, followed by one week of sales tools and process training with a training manager.

  • Compressed program can be quickly completed with support from a licensing training manager
  • Access to course material online
  • Course cost paid by Freedom 55 Financial
  • Financial support for up to six weeks while enrolled in the program

E-Learner

Study online and learn at your own pace with a defined curriculum. 

  • Support from a licensing training manager through email or telephone
  • Access to course material online
  • Course cost paid by Freedom 55 Financial
  • Financial support for one week of sales tools and process training with a training manager

Self-study

Study at your own pace and partner with the educational organization of your choice.

  • Flexibility to follow alternative learning programs
  • Financial support for one week of sales tools and process training

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    I have been working at Freedom 55 Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent support and training; continuing education paid by company, parent company socially and environmentally responsible, work life balance; paid well for production

    Cons

    Technology hasn't always been good (but is improving recently)

    Advice to Management

    keep the focus on new technology

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Freedom 55 Financial Photos

Freedom 55 Financial photo of: F55FCareers
Freedom 55 Financial photo of: Some great young aspiring professionals from the U of A joined us for a look into different opportunities in the Finance Industry!
Freedom 55 Financial photo of: Very poud to sponsor the Women’s Rivalry Series at Bud Gardens on Tuesday night! Regardless of the outcome, it was a fantastic game!
Freedom 55 Financial photo of: Check out our new and upgraded office in Saint John! What a great space for advisors and clients.
Freedom 55 Financial photo of: Our incredible Sales Productivity team ready to share their expertise and support!
Freedom 55 Financial photo of: Dragon's Den Michele Romanow kicking off the meeting, speaking about entrepreneurship
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Freedom 55 Financial in April 2018.

    Interview

    Standard questions, about your network, employment history. They want to know if you are comfortable doing sales, mostly 1 on 1 setting and also courageous to prospect. Very good structure and the interviewer were especially nice.

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