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 government funded (no cost to applicant when financially eligible) program that will help you bridge your profession into Canada.  

The full-time 34-week program includes:


  • 9 weeks of enhanced  business communication, 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 SAIT, an accredited educational institution


  • 10 weeks of work experience


  • Introduction to membership in professional accounting associations with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)



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  


Information Sessions for 2020 Intake:

Information Session Booking


Book appointments with Barbara Malagueno for online one- on- one information sessions

Program Start Date

August 3, 2020



Barbara Malagueno, Program Assistant  403.569.3341

Screening exam:


July 2  

July 9

9:00 a.m –   12:00 p.m

Funding is available for eligible students through Alberta Human Services

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends



1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.



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Phone: 403.569.3325