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, AccPac 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 training
  • Follow-up support after program completion
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services


Free childcare and first language support is available.


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