Fintech Certificate


Learn everything you need to know about fintech from top experts

The #1 fintech certificate in Canada

Registration closed for 2021. Get notified for 2022.

The Fintech Certificate is a program that introduces you to the world of fintech

It was created for students, entrepreneurs and professionals alike who wish to learn more about what fintech is, deep dive on the underlying technologies such as AI and Blockchain, understand the Canadian regulatory framework and the legal implications.

The Certificate is designed for


Professionals in the financial sector looking to deepen their knowledge in Fintech


University students who have an interest in entering the sector once graduated


Founders who are looking to gain more expertise in the field

Flagship program since 2018

The program was designed by Fintech Cadence in 2018 and adapting every year to reflect current realities and trends.
During the program, you will meet with VCs, fintech incubators and accelerators from around the world and fintech founders who will give you an insiders look at their company and what it was like to build a fintech startup in Canada.

Guest lecturers

Your teacher will be Layial El-Hadi, Executive Director at Fintech Cadence.
In addition, guest lecturers will be present at most classes to bring specific expertise.​

Curriculum overview

7 courses over 12 week

Learn from home - 100% online

Course 1

Introduction to the fintech ecosystem; the technologies, verticals and stakeholders

January 16th | 12PM-5PM EST

Course 2

Understanding blockchain and its uses in the financial sector

January 30th | 12PM-5PM EST

Course 3

Introduction to regulations and open-banking

February 13th | 12PM-5PM EST

Course 4

Understanding Artificial Intelligence and its uses in the financial sector

February 27th | 12PM-5PM EST

Course 5

Introduction to the global fintech ecosystem

March 13th | 12PM-5PM EST

Course 6

Understanding fintech valuations and Financial Institution strategies and partnerships

March 27th | 12PM-5PM EST

Course 7

Certificate review and wrap up

April 10th | 12PM-5PM EST

(PS.  You must attend at least 5/ 7 courses to receive the certificate of completion)

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Important Dates


Deadline January 16,  2021


Jan 16 – Apr 10 | 12PM-4PM EST.

Final Class

April 10, 2021

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

The principles of the certificate

  1. Comprehensive learning : We will discuss the concepts, technologies and trends in fintech and deepen our understanding of them.
  2. Industry experts: Canada is fortunate to host a range of experts, researchers and academics working in the fintech sector who will be joining as guest lecturers.
  3. Innovation: Fintech Cadence is at the cutting edge of innovation in the financial industry.  We will share the most up-to-date trends and technologies and get a glimpse into the future.
  4. International perspective: Along with provincial and national trends, we will meet with fintech ecosystems from around the world.
  5. Diverse teaching methods: The certificate will utilize various methods that have proven to engage students, experiential learning activities, case studies, workshops and seminars.
  6. Network: Meet experts in the field of AI, Blockchain, Regulations and connect with ecosystem organizations as well as VC’s and Accelerators.

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