Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants

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 program that will help you bridge into your profession in Canada.

What does the program offer?

Full time 34-week program includes:
  • 9 weeks enhanced 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 CMA/ CGA 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  
2017 February Intake: February 20 – October 13, 2017 (Work experience Aug 8 - Oct 13, 2017)
 Information Sessions and Screening Exams
Date and Time Rooms Event
February 9 & 16, 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m 113-114 Information Session
February 23, 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m 113-114 Screening Exams
March 9 & 15, 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m 113-114 Information Session
March 24 & 31, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m 113-114 Screening Exam
For more information, please call or email
Telephone: 403.569.3339;

We would like to invite you to participate as a Host Employer for one or more of our accountants during their Work Experience, August 8 - October 13, 2017. Your 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
Employment Training Facilitator
403.569.3341(direct); 403.569.3325 (main);
Story to read:
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