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Job Title: Ministry of Citizens' Services, Victoria
Start Posting: 2021-02-11
End Posting: 2021-03-15
Description:
Ministry of Citizens' Services Victoria Leasing Assistant $49,145.98 - $55,609.08 annually Bring your strong administrative experience and superior organizational skills to this challenging position.

The purpose of this position is to provide project management process expertise for large projects, including project development, change management, implementation, research, monitoring and reporting in consultation with lease managers and staff. The Leasing Assistant is also a representative on team projects.

This position will also provide financial administration for Real Property Division leasing projects which impact directly on the performance and delivery of government objectives. Supports all aspects of the leasing process with Lease Managers, Landlords, real estate agents, mandated customers (ministries), BPS customers (e.g. Health Authorities), outsource providers (e.g. CBRE), and other stakeholders to provide the best value lease solutions for government accommodation.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer. The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Qualifications for this role include:
Secondary school graduation (or equivalent).
Minimum 2 years of experience in preparing, drafting and creating commercial real estate leasing contracts. Preference may be given to candidates with 3 or more years' experience with commercial real estate leasing contracts
Experience in financial administration including researching and analysing financial information, conducting calculations for budget estimates or projections and reconciling accounts.
Minimum 2 years of experience using and maintaining databases and filing systems (data entry and integrity, query, run reports, access information, etc.). Preference may be given to applicants able to demonstrate experience and proficiency in using the @Real system.
Intermediate Level Experience using Microsoft Suite Applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
For more information and to apply online by March 1, 2021, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/74905

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To become registered as a mortgage broker, interested individuals must meet prescribed educational requirements. The Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division at the University of British Columbia provides a course offered through distance learning. For more information, please call 604-822-8444 or visit www.realestate.ubc.ca for the Mortgage Brokerage Licensing Program details.

The CMBA-BC also offers a practical course – the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Course – which provides participants with information currently not part of the UBC mortgage brokers’ course curriculum. This course is not mandatory. It is designed for new or soon-to-be mortgage brokers and will also be very helpful for people in related industries. It provides a clear picture of the processes involved in seeking and obtaining approval of mortgage financing. Please visit our Events Centre for more information on the CMBA-BC course.

Applicants must either complete or challenge the UBC course and then must register with the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). BCFSA is the government body that regulates mortgage brokers and can be reached at 604-660-3555.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you must register and obtain a license from BCFSA prior to working as a mortgage broker. It is an offence to carry on the business of a mortgage broker in British Columbia without proper registration and licensing. Please refer to paragraphs above for details on educational requirements.

Mortgage Brokers are compensated on a commission basis so incomes vary widely from one individual to another. A successful mortgage broker will earn an income similar to other successful sales professionals.

While there is no regulation prohibiting this, most companies do not hire part time brokers. It is a challenging career that requires a high level of effort, knowledge and attention to detail. Most employers find that part time brokers are not able to devote the time and energy required to properly serve their clients’ needs in a professional manner.

Many different personalities can be successful but there some common skills and traits that most brokers have. Mortgage Brokers must be fluent in reading, writing and conversing in English. They require knowledge of mathematics to at least the high school level. Integrity is crucial when dealing with clients, financial institutions and other professionals in the real estate industry. Strong interpersonal and stress management skills help brokers deal with clients who are looking for calm guidance and timely answers about an important financial transaction.

A mortgage broker is generally a sales position and requires prospecting for clients. Most new mortgage brokers spend a great deal of time early in their career building a referral network of realtors, accountants, lawyers and other professionals who trust and refer clients to the broker. Over time successful brokers also build a large base of satisfied clients who refer friends and associates to the mortgage broker based on their own positive experience. Some mortgage brokers find advertising successful and some employers provide leads to new brokers.

The provincial regulator requires course completion through the Sauder School of Business. This course can be taken over the period of one year, with written exams at completion. Once you have passed your exams, you will need to find an employer, preferably with an CMBA-BC corporate member. (All graduates are required to work for an existing designated company for a minimum of two (2) years before independent office opportunities.) Once employed, you must submit your registration to BCFSA for your license. Then it is time to Become A Member of CMBA-BC and start attending our educational and networking events. Let us help you launch your career!