You do not need prior management or accounting courses or work experience. The program was designed as a direct route for students to obtain the courses they require to apply to a professional accounting program, while continuing to work full-time. You take only the courses you need – if you have previous accounting courses, you can complete the program quicker. Courses are offered evenings and weekends in Calgary and Edmonton, and during the daytime in Lethbridge, and are taught by experienced accounting professionals.
Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline, unless you qualify as a CASB mature student. Those whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship or origin, must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. Speaking and writing courses are available to internationally educated professionals, whose first language is not English, to learn the skills to write and speak effectively for Canadian business culture.
For more information about accounting programs, designations and courses which cover the competencies in the CPA competency map, visit the Registrar's Office page at: www.uleth.ca/ross/undergraduate-programs/majors/management/acct/ca
The new CA Bridging mentor program partners CA Bridging students with a chartered accountant working in their community to build a mentoring relationship.
The CA mentor will provide insight and knowledge into the business and accounting community and guidance regarding career opportunities available to chartered accountants and, in the future, to chartered professional accountants.
If you'd like to take advantage of this valuable opportunity, or if you're interested in sharing your wisdom and expertise with a future chartered professional accountant, please apply in one of the following ways:
Submit form by email:
If you have any questions about this program please contact Johanna Markin at email@example.com or at (403) 571-3360 ext 4689.
CA Bridging allows you to choose the accounting courses you need for your accounting designation.
Apply early as seats are limited. If you take sufficient courses, you may also be eligible to receive a Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA) from the University of Lethbridge.
View the flowchart regarding the CASB education assessment process for Canadian students
View the flowchart regarding the CASB education assessment process for international students.
Please direct program and admission inquiries to one of our advisors:
Further information may be found at http://www.albertacas.ca/BecomeaCA.aspx
Do you need some help funding your journey to becoming a CPA? Depending on your background and employment situation, you may be eligible for one of two valuable bursaries available only to CA Bridging students. Both are awarded based on financial need.
The Flair Foundation Bursary is available to students who need to complete 10 or more CA Bridging courses and who are either working or re-entering the workforce after an absence. This award is available only to immigrants who meet specific residency requirements.
The Mike Shaikh FCA & Linda Shaikh Bursary is for students changing careers and/or who are recent immigrants to Canada and must meet certain residency requirements.
Application forms are sent directly to CA Bridging students, and currently the bursaries are awarded during February or March of each year.
These awards are provided through the Chartered Accountants Education Foundation (CAEF) of Alberta in recognition of the generosity and commitment to the CA profession of the Flair Foundation and Mike and Linda Shaikh.
On June 28th, 2013, the ICAA released the results of its member vote on unification which saw 68.4% of its members vote Yes on unification. The ICAA Council voted unanimously to proceed to the next stage of unification with CGA Alberta and CMA Alberta. The CPA education program will be introduced for all CASB students in the fall of 2013.
For more information on the CPA Program visit the cpa one website
CA Bridging Brochure
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