Traders! I have a few questions on prop trading firms in Toronto and making transition from prop shops to banks. This is a long post, but badly need your advice. Your advice or comments are much appreciated. I worked in corporate finance for 3 years in Canada, but have been out of a full-time job for a year due to family matters. Now I am in Toronto, very interested in trading. But w/o any trading experience, I won't be able to land a position in the bank. I am seriously considering joining a prop trading firm in Toroton, learning as much as I can and making a transition to banks in 2 years or so. Q1: I heard making such a transition is very difficult. But what if there is a good track record of trading performance you can show, also aren't the psychological and technical parts of trading highly transferrable? Q2: If the experience with a prop trading firm alone is not enough to land a trading position in banks, what else you suggest me doing to improve my odds (trade some specific products in my own time? develop a good macro view? etc.) Q3: I am looking at Everest Capital, Globus Trading, and Title Trading. What I really want is a good training/mentoring program that can help me get started and pay less unneccessary tuition to the market and develop trading skills that are transferrable. It just appears to me that Title is a HFT shop, and I will probably rely on their software to make every single trade, which will make it difficult for me to work for someone else. What could you comment on these shops regarding what a complete newcomer would need at his start. Any other shops you know to recommend? except Infinum and Orbixa (Infinum is too quant-focus to me and Orbixa, don't feel comfortable working with a successor of Swift given the SEC issues) Sorry for the long post. Any advice or comments related are much appreciated! Thank you so much for your time.