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CPABC March 2024 Newsletter

Dear LAC Members,


Below are CPABC's upcoming events for March 2024. Be sure to check out their 7 exciting events this month!


 

Online: April 23-24, 2024

Vancouver Convention Centre: April 25, 2024

A rewarding CPA career can take you on any route you can imagine.

Save the date! Registration opens on March 6 for you to discover exciting opportunities in accounting and finance at CPABC Career Week - an all-in-one hybrid event featuring panels, speed networking, career expos, and more!


 

Date: March 7, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Format: Online

Description: In one hour, learn about Public Practice Recruit for current and graduated post-secondary students. If you’re interested in pursuing employment opportunities with public practice firms in BC, attend this session to learn how students are recruited in the spring and fall in 2024, for full-time, summer, and co-op positions starting in 2025.



 

Date: March 7, 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Format: Online

Description: Designated accounting professionals (active and in good standing) from an international accounting body that is listed as a ‘Member Organization’ of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) are eligible to apply for CPAWSB IFAC Member Assessment for advanced standing into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

CPABC and CPAWSB guest speakers will present an overview of the academic and work experience exemptions (bridging) granted under this pathway, explain the steps on how to apply, documents required, fees and duration of the CPA program. Includes audience Q&A.



 

Date: March 12, 2024

Time: 1:00pm -2:00pm

Format: Online

Description: Are you a post-secondary student interested in becoming a CPA after you graduate? This session will cover the CPA program in detail and include an open Q&A with CPABC’s Student Recruitment Officer. This session will be tailored to post-secondary students interested in becoming a CPA and is open to students from any university or college program.



 

Date: March 14, 2024

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Format: Online

Description: Many international students in BC are currently enrolled in an MBA, bachelor’s degree or post degree diploma program with the intention of applying to CPA program upon graduation of their program. Many of these students also hold international degrees and/or professional accounting designations from their home countries. So as an international student, when is the best time for you to apply to the CPA program?

Join to hear about explanation on documents, permits, and helpful tips for international students. Presenters are Sheila Cheung, BA, RISIA, Student Recruitment Officer from CPABC with special guest Sanam Kashfi, RCIC from Kashfi Immigration www.kashfi.ca. Webinar includes live audience Q&A.



 

Date: March 21, 2024

Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm

Format: Online

Description: Are you curious about what CPAs actually do? If yes, join this short 45-minute conversation and listen to a real-life CPA and learn about what accountants do and where they work. You will then have an opportunity to ask your own questions about a career in accounting. Featured speaker: Abby Villeneuve, CPA, Manager, High Net Worth, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).



 

Date: March 26, 2024

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Format: Online

Description: Learn how to transfer your international education and work experience (accounting/finance) towards the CPA program and confer the CPA designation. This session will walk you through the admission requirements, the structure of the CPA program, and how to connect with employers in the accounting sector. Special guest speakers from BC settlement agencies, ISSofBC, MOSAIC, and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., will present on their resources for newcomers (recent PR status) in BC for financial assistance, free mentorship, and career counselling services to help you attain your goals in becoming a CPA.



 

Date: March 27, 2024

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Format: In-person (Vancouver)

Description: Are you interested in becoming a CPA but don’t have a business-related background? This in-person Discover CPA event will feature a panel of CPAs who did not study business prior to pursuing their CPA path. Hear why they became CPAs and how they did it. Receive an overview of the CPA profession and get a chance to network with panelists following the moderated panel discussion.



 

Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries.


Thank you!


Kind regards,

LAC

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