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.

Centre for Education and Training logoAchēv is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers employment, settlement and language services in the communities they serve. Achev 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 logo A Windmill Microlending low-interest loan can help you achieve career success in your dream role. Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving newcomers since 2005 and provides up to $15,000 microloans for skilled immigrants and refugees to pay for their Canadian licensing or training to restart or continue their careers in Canada.