Bridging the Gap for Foreign Trained Accountants

Program Description

The program assists professional immigrant women with accounting and/or finance background gain relevant Canadian work experience.

 Program Details

  • 14 weeks of job skills training
  • 10 weeks of Canadian work experience
  • English language enhancement
  • Software training – QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Xero and MS Excel
  • Job search support
  • Canadian workplace preparation
  • Pronunciation support 
  • One-on-one career planning
  • One-on-one mentoring support

Eligible Clients

The program is available to immigrant women who are permanent residents or refugees and have professional background in accounting and/or finance. Clients who are unemployed or underemployed and have Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher are eligible to apply.

Additional Program Information

  • Work experience is offered in collaboration with businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Participants are reimbursed for childcare and transportation costs
  • Future learning grant opportunities are available for all participants
  • Participants enhance networking skills
  • Individual career planning support
  • Office computer skills training 
  • Follow-up support after program completion
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services

Childcare is available (restrictions may apply).

First language support is available.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Funded by:

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