Accountant and Cost Accountant Canada Jobs

Accounting and Cost Accounting is a very large domain and is even interdependent with financial services. However, in Canada there is a separation between the two sectors when it comes to practicing, and an accountant finds herself referring clients to a financial planner and the other way around. So, as a student, newcomer or a potential immigrant to Canada, do not mix the two fields. Things are pretty tight when it comes to dealing with finance in Canada.

Let have a look at Accounting and Cost Accounting , formally known as “Certified General Accounting” CGA, and let’s do a quick research. This way you can apply your own research to find your way through the job market.

Financial Auditors and Accountants
Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group. Financial auditors and accountants are employed by auditing and accounting firms throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Included job titles: accountant, certified general accountant (CGA), certified management accountant (CMA), chartered accountant (CA), chief accountant, financial auditor, income tax expert, industrial accountant, internal auditor.

Related Occupations

  • Bookkeepers
  • Financial Managers
  • Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants
  • Accounting and Related Clerks
  • Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Administrative Clerks
  • Personnel and Recruitment Officers
  • Personnel Clerks
  • Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks and the list stretches on.

International Accountant, as a newcomer, or an immigrant can switch to the financial services (Banking, insurance and investment) in a matter of months, and increase the likelihood of getting employed two folds.

As you can see above there is a HUGE demand. but don't sink your teeth in the pics, just yet. Accounting is an international language, that is true, but there are always some local issues you need to pay attention to, it is your job to dig these issues out. Hangout at forums online and professional communities, it is not hard to find, and accountants click online, they are like a secret society.

Knowing what employers look for in  an accounting or a bookkeeper is crucial,  adding contacts who work in your “list or targeted employers” is great way to do job search

I know, it all seems a little bit complicated, that's why you may want to consider to hire a social job search specialist  (
By the way I used Indeed Jobs to do my research and so can you.

Final Thought
There are many immigration options to immigrate to Canada. Take into consideration your age, and your goals. These options includes also starting an accounting business in Canada, it is not as hard as you think, if you have the capital to back that it. Personally I prefer Business Immigration on all other forms of immigration.

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