How Windmill and CPABC help internationally educated accountants
The CPA designation is your key to a highly successful career.
Windmill Microlending can help you achieve it.
Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) are Canada’s trusted business leaders. They are at the forefront of change and innovation, highly valued for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPABC has partnered with Windmill Microlending to provide financial support to internationally educated accountants and business professionals who are pursuing their CPA designation.
The CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) oversees the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and CPA Preparatory Courses in the four western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba; as well as in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
About Windmill Microlending
Windmill Microlending is a Canadian charity offering affordable microloans for skilled newcomers who need financial support to pay for the cost of licensing and credentials. Since 2005, Windmill has supported over 5,000 skilled immigrants and refugees.
Continue your career in British Columbia. We can help with low-interest loans to pay for CPA program costs and other expenses during your period of study.
Sergey's CPA story
The CPA designation is internationally recognized and has enhanced Sergey’s job and career prospects even further.
When Sergey immigrated to Canada from Armenia in 2012, he brought more than eight years of experience as an accountant. In Armenia he worked as an auditor with one of the “big four” firms, as a financial controller, and then as a CFO. He was also contracted by large companies to assist in complex financial transactions.
When he arrived in Canada Sergey found it difficult to find jobs in his field and at his professional level, despite having a B.Com in Accounting and Audit and a Doctor of Economics degree.
Sergey learned about Windmill Microlending through a referral from Service Canada. After reading about eligibility online, Sergey submitted an application for a loan to cover the costs. He received the loan and passed all of his final exams.
As a result of this enhanced employability, he was able to secure a Financial Controller position at Intelife Income Trust Group.
Interested in learning more about the CPA certification program in BC? Your 1st step, register to attend a free, live 1 hour Information Session hosted by CPABC.
Your 2nd step, is to apply for the CPAWSB Transcript Assessment to determine your starting point into the CPA program.
In partnership with CPABC.
Windmill’s statistics as of June 30, 2021. Income data is based only on those who have completed their Career Success Plan and paid their loan in full.