Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants

This program is postponed until further notice.

For more information, please call or email

Intake has been temporarily postponed and presently there are no upcoming information sessions.
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Are you an immigrant with experience in Accounting?  
Are you interested in pursuing your career in Canada?
Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants is an intensive 8-month government funded (no cost to applicant when financially eligible) program that will help you bridge into your profession in Canada.

CBEA Grads @ CFN from CFN Productions.

What does the program offer?

The full-time 34-week program includes:
  • 9 weeks enhanced of English language, Canadian workplace culture and job readiness training (Resume Writing, Interview, and Networking Skills)
  • 3 weeks of computer training and upgrading
  • 12 weeks of accounting courses from an accredited educational institution
  • 10 weeks of work experience
  • Introduction to membership in professional accounting associations
How will you benefit?
  • Develop Canadian accounting principles
  • Enhance your business communication skills
  • Develop your business computer skills
  • Gain relevant work experience
  • Apply accounting courses towards CPA certification
Do you qualify?
  • University degree in accounting or related discipline earned outside Canada
  • Professional experience in accounting; currently not working in this profession
  • Canadian Language Benchmark of 6 or higher
  • Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen
  • Commitment to full-time, 34-week program
  • In Canada for less than 10 years  
Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants at CFN

We would like to invite you to participate as a Host Employer for one or more of our accountants during their Work ExperienceYour business or department will benefit from ten weeks of unpaid, full-time, professional accounting assistance; our participant benefits by gaining Canadian work experience and, we hope, a positive job reference. 

Victoria Lenon
403.569.3341(direct); 403.569.3325 (main);
CBEA picnic

Story to read:

The Globe and Mail  Foreign-trained accountants offered a path forward.

Bridging the Gap: How one accountant from Bangladesh is working towards his dream in Canada -Unable to work in his field as an accountant, a recent graduate of the Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants is now closer to completion of a designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada 

Funding is available for eligible students through Alberta Human Services