Bridge to Professional Accounting Program for Internationally Educated Accountants Coming to Canada: Lessons Learned

22 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2012

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Janet B. Morrill

University of Manitoba - Department of Accounting and Finance

Date Written: January 11, 2012

Abstract

The (redacted) School of Business at the University of (redacted) launched a pilot Bridge to Professional Accounting (BPA) Program in September 2010 to help internationally educated accountants acquire professional recognition and prepare for the Canadian workplace. This paper discusses the background of Bridge programs, many of the best practices and features of Bridge programs, how our Bridge Program for Professional Accounting was developed and the changes we intend to make as we approach our second year. The purpose of this paper is to disseminate our experiences and lessons learned to inform readers who may be considering setting up programs at their own institutions.

Keywords: Immigration, Bridge Programs, Cultural Diversity

JEL Classification: M41

Suggested Citation

Morrill, Janet B., Bridge to Professional Accounting Program for Internationally Educated Accountants Coming to Canada: Lessons Learned (January 11, 2012). CAAA Annual Conference 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1984342 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1984342

Janet B. Morrill (Contact Author)

University of Manitoba - Department of Accounting and Finance ( email )

Faculty of Management
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4
Canada

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