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In partnership with SHOOK Research, The Globe and Mail presents its inaugural ranking of the country’s most effective financial advisors by region

Finances might be global, but when it comes to choosing a financial advisor, investors often look closer to home. To that end, Report on Business magazine and SHOOK Research presents the inaugural Canada’s Top Wealth Advisors: Best in Province ranking, a collection of regional lists showcasing the best advisors from coast to coast. Advisors are separated by province. Those in three major city centrescentres – Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver – are in separate listings from the advisors in the remainder of their respective provinces.

Top Wealth Advisors were evaluated and selected by Shook Research and The Globe and Mail. To supplement editorial coverage, advisors had the option to purchase a Sponsor Content profile.


The Canada’s Top Wealth Advisors ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, has expanded this year to include the Best in Province list – a breakdown of the country’s best advisors by region.

This ranking focuses on top advisors across the country in the following regions: B.C., Vancouver, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, and Atlantic Canada. The ranking was divided in this manner due to the distribution of advisor populations in Canada. Advisors are ranked based on the results of quantitative and qualitative data provided during the nomination and research periods.

The ranking algorithm considers qualitative metrices, such as ratings on best practices learned through in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings, credentials and a review of compliance records and firm nominations; and quantitative measures, such as: client retention, industry experience, and growth rates. The ranking algorithm does not include production numbers to comply with the client-focused reforms, which came into effect on Dec. 31, 2021. Investment performance is also not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerance vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Advisors are nominated by their firms. Firms do not have an influence or impact on if or where advisors are ranked in the Canada's Top Wealth Advisors program.

Neither The Globe and Mail nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.

This year’s nomination and research periods took place between February and July 2022. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Advisors are judged on individual performance, but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors.

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