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The Do’s and Don’ts of Speed Interviewing

CPABC’s most recent speed interview event on October 20 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver created hundreds of opportunities for CPA students to sit down and interview for careers with companies looking to hire accounting staff. Representatives from several of CPABC’s Career Connect employment partners were on hand to give CPA students a chance to present their best selvesRead Story

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A Lesson On Time Management

LinkedIn’s Executive Director, Daniel Roth, sits down with Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman of Nissan and Renault, and the Chairman of Russia’s AvtoVAZ, for an interview about how he runs three companies.


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A Student’s Guide to CPA Recruit

Like many of you reading this, I am a student working towards my CPA designation. Being successful during CPA Recruit is a big step towards achieving that goal. In this guide I will share with you the things that aided me during two of the most important recruitment events: CPABC’s Midsize and Industry Firms event and the NationalRead Story

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How are Great Leaders able to Inspire us?

What makes the difference between a leader and a great leader? How are great leaders able to inspire us?


Leadership expert, Simon Sinek, provides his insight into the one quality that all inspiring leaders and organizations share in this 18 minute TED Talk. Simon has found that the key differentiating factor between leaders and great leaders is that inspiring leadersRead Story

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One Employer’s Must-Have Attributes for New Hires

At one of our past events on campus, Larry Sawrenko, MBA, CPA, CGA, Director of Finance & Treasurer for Port Metro Vancouver representing one of CPABC’s Career Connect employment partners was asked to explain the top three things he looks for when hiring university graduates. Here’s what he had to say.


1.  Intelligence

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Have You Spotted the Pros?

The CPABC “Spot the Pros” social media challenge is in full swing. Members and students have answered CPABC’s challenge on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


With only two weeks remaining, there are still many CPA prizes available to be won! To enter, simply snap a selfie at a CPA-branded bus shelter, take a photo of yourself reading Read Story



As Canada’s largest community credit union, with over half a million members and more than 2,400 empoyees, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, better known as Vancity, is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers.  This year alone Vancity has received the following recognition:


Best of Vancouver 2014 – Reader’s Choice for best local employer (Georgia Straight) TopRead Story

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Inspiring Quotes

Sometimes you need an extra boost to help get you through your day. Here are 30 inspiring quotes that are sure to uplift.


30 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Get Through Your Work Day from Bernard Marr





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Job of the Week – Junior Accountant – Methanex

Methanex is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. Methanex is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.


This exciting new position has been developed for top talent in pursuit of their CPA designation. For the first 30 months the Junior Accountant will rotate betweenRead Story

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How much do CPAs in BC make?

According to CPA Canada’s 2013 Compensation Study, the average compensation for British Columbia’s Chartered Professional Accountants in 2012 was $142,000. Nationally, the average compensation for CPAs was $141,000.CPAs in Vancouver, with average compensation of $144,000, made more than CPAs working in other major BC cities.  In comparison, CPAs working in Victoria and Kamloops made an average of $126,000 and $125,000Read Story

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CPA. A New Standard.

Learn more about the CPA program in BC by checking out the Become a CPA website.

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