Bridge to Professional Accounting Program for Internationally Educated Accountants Coming to Canada: Lessons Learned
22 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 11, 2012
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
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