I'm Canadian, working in the US on work visa, working for an outsourced company as a contractor for an investment bank backoffice. Ultimately, I want to be a trader. I will not be able to be sponsored by my firm. I wonder if any other firms would sponsor me if I decided to change jobs. My feeling is no, unless I were hired full time. What would be the best way to get the series 7? Joining, one of those random invesment companies as a broker part time. Or a prop firm that requires series 7 and put up some money and do some remote prop trading just for the liscence.