An information resource for Camosun's Accounting & Finance students.
Check out upcoming Camosun, CPA recruiting and industry events and activities
Upcoming Events for Accounting & Finance Students
November 24, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Are you interested in pursuing a career in public accounting as a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)? Representative from CPABC will share some helpful information about the CPA PEP program. Plus, Camosun Co-op and Career Services will provide tips on how to build your career toolkit for the accounting profession, including networking, LinkedIn and typical CPA recruitment timelines.
Note: you will be prompted for your student number and Camosun password for registration
November 17, 12 - 12:30pm
No degree but have substantial accounting work experience? Find out if the Mature Entrant Pathway is for you when applying for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).
November 24, 5 - 5:45pm
Are you curious about what CPAs actually do? If yes, join this short 45-minute conversation and listen to a real-life CPA, Janeen Sam, CPA, CA, Co-Founder of SamKabwe Consulting, 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.
CPA Student Resources
CPAEF Bursaries and Scholarships
Every year CPAEF offers a bursary program to BC students based on financial need with two deadlines to apply each year: May 15 and November 15. Scholarships are also available to students attending one of eleven BC post-secondary institutions that do not have named awards: applications are due May 1.
Students can visit the CPAEF website for application forms.
CPABC Campus Recruitment Opportunities & Events
Events compiled by CPABC to facilitate discussion between students and employers throughout the academic year.
Campus Recruitment Opportunities and Events (bccpa.ca)
PEP Candidate Guides:
Provide a good overview of the program.
These resources provide an overview of the problem-solving approach used in the PEP.
You can find sample cases and an exam blueprints for each module on the following pages.
- Core 1
- Core 2
- Capstone 1
- Capstone 2 – N/A as this is a CFE prep module. See CFE section below.
CPABC Program Information
Questions about the recruitment process? Find answer to common questions like "When do firms accept applications, interview candidates, and make offers?" and more. Download the FAQs.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Events
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is pleased to host the following live webinars:
Post-Secondary & Financial Literacy
Taking care of your tax and benefit affairs can pay off! You could get a tax refund, and benefit and credit payments. Some of the benefits and credits to which you may be eligible for are the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax credit, the Disability tax credit, the Canada child benefit, and the Child disability benefit.
- December 16 from 1:30 - 2:30pm
International Students Presentation
International students, if you are a resident of Canada for income tax purposes, there are benefit and credit payments you could get! Some of the benefits and credits to which you may be eligible for are the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax credit, the Canada Workers benefit, the tuition tax credit, the Disability tax credit, the Canada child benefit, and the Child disability benefit.
- December 17 from 10 - 11am
Scam Awareness - Be Scam Smart
Help protect yourself and others against fraud - taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number or passport number. Learn to recognize the common types of scams and to identify legitimate communications from the CRA.
- November 30 from 12:30 - 1:15pm
- December 9 from 1:30 - 2:15pm
Register for any of these webinars using this link and simply select the date that works for you.
Programs & Courses
Camosun offers more than 30 business programs, including degrees, post-degree diplomas, certificates, diplomas and university transfer courses.