Occupation Bridging Program: Accounting/Finance

The Accounting/Finance program is specifically designed for Ontario Residents who have education and work experience in Accounting/Bookkeeping and Finance from their home countries, and want to become familiar with the Canadian Accounting and Financial systems in Canada, in order to find employment in their field. This program will help the participants to enhance their language, interpersonal and technical skills. It also makes them familiar with the most up-to-date accounting and financial software as well as the Canadian workplace environment and culture. Participants will be able to gain Canadian work experience and paid employment in their field. This program has 20 weeks of training and 6 weeks of unpaid placement, for a total of 26 weeks.

This course is open to people who receive Ontario Works Assistance in Toronto.  Please call your caseworker to discuss a referral.


  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7+
  • Be familiar with keyboards/computers
  • Have knowledge and experience in the accounting or finance field
  • This program is open to all suitable candidates on social assistance

Training Includes:

  • Review of Bookkeeping and Accounting Principles and System
  • MS Word/Google Docs/Cloud computing
  • E-Communication
  • MS Excel, Access, Powerpoint
  • Business Administration Procedures
  • Financial Planning
  • SAGE 300 ERP 2016 (ACCPAC)
  • Quickbooks
  • Data Analytics


Employment Preparation:

  • Action Planning
  • Resumes/Cover Letters
  • Networking
  • Job Interviews
  • Managing Change
  • Keeping the Job

Program Duration

26 weeks – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (3:00 – 5:00pm one-on-one counselling, as needed)

* Includes 6 weeks unpaid job placement (post training); 6 months post-program support


Contact us:

For additional information call 416.658.3101 x216 or write rsharma@skillsforchange.org

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