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Timothy Stranks


Financial Advisor

Timothy Stranks is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver Office. Making trust a priority, Tim thrives on the puzzle solving and continuous learning that comes with helping individuals and families reach their financial goals.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Oxford Brookes University and the Chartered Investment Manager and Certified Financial Planner designations.

Specifically, Tim’s practice includes:

  • Retirement planning: Creating plans and strategies to meet retirement income goals and maximize after-tax retirement income
  • Financial planning: Creating and monitoring a financial plan to help stay on track to meeting financial and life goals
  • Corporate planning: Helping to effectively accumulate wealth by monitoring taxes to maximize retirement assets
  • Tax planning: Keeping clients updated on the latest tax changes, how they might be impacted, and suggesting modifications to existing plans/strategies, if needed
  • Estate and trusts: Efficiently transferring wealth to the next generation
  • Charitable giving: Helping clients maximize their charitable legacy

Born in Oakville, Ontario and raised in the Cotswolds, England, Tim opted for Vancouver over Toronto when relocating back to Canada. Prior to working at Nicola Wealth, Tim worked at a boutique Vancouver-based financial planning and portfolio management firm and before that held various other positions in Finance in the UK. Outside of the office, Tim enjoys an active lifestyle and can be found skiing in the winter and road biking, hiking and camping in the summer.

Question & Answers

  • Best concert ever attended?

    A real close call, but has to be the Foo Fighters in Manchester in 2015 or Leon Bridges in Vancouver in 2018

  • What would be your last meal?

    Fish & Chips from Squires in Croyde Bay

  • Favourite Activity?

    Anything in the mountains…skiing, biking, hiking, camping

  • Favourite Actor/Actress?

    Sir Ian McKellen. A gentleman and truly one of a kind

  • Drink of choice?

    Depends on the food. An Old Fashioned when the situation calls for something a little stronger though.

  • Words my parents taught me:

    “If you only do what you’ve always done, you’ll only get what you’ve always got.” This works for sticking to something you do well and for when you need to shake things up.