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We are here to help you make a smooth transition to the Canadian workplace. Your professors are highly experienced and committed to your success. We’ll also help you strengthen your accounting skills, knowledge and expertise to qualify for jobs matching your education and experience. You’ll learn how to communicate, understand, and determine the financial operations and reliability of any type of Canadian organization—large or small.

What do professionals need to be successful in this field?

  • A professional designation
  • Industry experience
  • Regulatory compliance expertise
  • Proficiency with company-specific software systems
  • Knowledge and insight into Canadian business and culture

Sample Courses

Course offerings depend on the instructor and room/resource availability. Here is a sampling of the kind of accounting/auditing courses you may take as part of the customized plan. CPA Ontario provides exemptions/transfer credits for accounting courses taken through the IEP Bridging Program. View the chart of CPA Course Equivalency.

  • AP/ADMS 3510 3.00 Managerial Cost Accounting and Analysis
  • AP/ADMS 3520 3.00 An Overview of Canadian Income Taxation
  • AP/ADMS 3585 3.00 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • AP/ADMS 3595 3.00 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • AP/ADMS 4510 3.00 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues
  • AP/ADMS 4515 3.00 Internal Audit
  • AP/ADMS 4520 3.00 Advanced Financial Accounting I
  • AP/ADMS 4551 3.00 Auditing and Other Assurance Services
  • AP/ADMS 4552 3.00 Information Systems Audits
  • AP/ADMS 4553 3.00 Auditing: Advanced Topics
  • AP/ADMS 4561 3.00 Taxation Of Personal Income in Canada
  • AP/ADMS 4562 3.00 Corporate Taxation in Canada
  • AP/ADMS 4570 3.00 Management Planning and Control Systems
  • AP/ADMS 4590 3.00 Comprehensive and Multi-subject Accounting Problems

Professional Designations

Internationally educated professionals interested in pursuing one of the following designations will need to be assessed by each individual association to determine the necessary course work, professional examinations and work experience required to become a member.

  • Chartered Professional Accountant - CPA
  • Certified Internal Auditor - CIA

Members of foreign professional accounting associations may be eligible to participate in reciprocity agreements already established between the above professional organizations.

The Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario is the only designated body authorized by the Public Accountants Council of Ontario to grant public accountant licenses. A public accountant can provide independent assurance (review or audit engagement) with respect to the financial statements of an entity.

I would recommend newcomers to sign up for the IEP Bridging program immediately. The program gave me the Canadian experience to launch my career in Canada and the opportunity to learn from the very best.

— Ademola Olaoti
Senior Financial Analyst, Canadian Red Cross

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