CPAC Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Accounting Professionals


CPAC, in partnership with Ryerson University, Seneca College and CPA Ontario, provides a bridging program to help internationally trained accounting professionals gain the core competencies needed to start their accounting career in Canada. This program is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Program Contents

• Overview of Accounting in Canada
• Canadian Taxation
• QuickBooks 1 & 2
• Workplace Culture and Communication
• CPA Assessment (optional)
• Job Search Workshops
• One-on-One Employment Counseling
• Job Placement/Matching

Eligibility Requirements

• Canadian citizen or permanent resident status
• University degree in accounting or related fields
• Minimum 3 years of professional experience in accounting
• CLB Level 7 or above
• Commitment to completing the program

To apply, please download the application.

To learn more about the program, please call Lily He at 416-298-7885 ext. 103, or send an email to

"It was a wonderful experience for me to be a participant of CPAC Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Accountants. I came to Canada as an accounting professional but had little knowledge about the job market and the workplace in Canada. The bridging program equipped me with everything I need for the Canadian workplace and more importantly, helped me land my dream job. Thanks to the program, I have started my accounting career in Canada with McDougall and Grace LLP."

-- Madhav Khanal      

"My name is Zepure Nakkachian. I was working as a volunteer accountant with AWIC when I joined CPAC Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Accounting Professionals. This program was very helpful for my career as an accountant. I benefitted a lot through this program – I was able to upgrade my knowledge in accounting and taxation and had a work placement that enabled me to gain work experience and a job reference. This is the right program for internationally trained accounting professionals."

--Zepure Nakkachian       

"Enrolling in the program was one of the best decisions I made after coming to Canada. A few months after landing, I came across CPAC's bridging program for internationally trained accountants. I was attracted to the program right away as I wanted to familiarize myself with the accounting and taxation requirements in Canada. The program had everything I expected. CPAC staff helped me a lot as I was going through rounds of job interviews. Eventually, I found the job as a senior auditor with MNP, a leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada."

--Edward Ortiz   

"This bridging program offered a good opportunity for me to connect with people with financial background. It was well organized and covered the basic areas in Canadian accounting and taxation.The program staff have been especially helpful for my job searching and always reached out to me with new ideas and opportunities, for which I am very grateful."

--Dong Daniel Chen 

"I highly recommend CPAC Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Accounting Professionals to newcomers with accounting background.  This program updated me with the accounting and taxation knowledgethat employers are looking for.  The program also prepared me with a full set of job search, resume writing and interview skills.  In particular, I would like to thank CPAC staff for supporting me whole-heartedly throughout my job search!"

--Walker Chau