Career and Financial Resources for International Professionals

Do you need career and financial support to help you obtain your CPA designation? There are organizations, specialized agencies, resources, loans and funding options available to you if you are an internationally trained accountant or an internationally educated professional looking to become a CPA in Ontario.
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Career resources

CPA Ontario works closely with immigrant-serving agencies and community organizations to support international professionals navigate the CPA process and transition their education and experience to become CPAs. Find out more about their services.

Financial resources

These organizations provide loans up to $15,000 to individuals who want to have their foreign credentials recognized in Canada. For more information and eligibility criteria, follow the links to contact the providers below.

Access Centre logoThe Access Centre for Regulated Employment offers internationally trained professionals access to funds through the Internationally Trained Worker (ITW) Loan program.

ACCESS Community Fund logoThe ACCESS Community Capital Fund Loan Program helps internationally educated professionals relaunch their careers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with funding for tuition, courses and exams, and professional certificates.

Centre for Education and Training logoThe Centre for Education & Training (TCET) is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers employment, settlement and language services in the communities they serve. TCET provides access to Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Program.

OCLF logoThe Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) partners with the Government of Canada, World Skills, OCISO and LASSA to deliver a Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Program. This program offers funding and essential career resources such as one-on-one career counselling, mentorship and credential assessment assistance.

Windmill Microlending logoWindmill Microlending is a Canadian charity that offers skilled newcomers low-interest microloans to pay for the cost of licensing and credentials.