(NOC 1231)


You must have a high school diploma.

You must finish a college program in accounting, bookkeeping or a related field or two years (first level) of a recognized professional accounting program (such as Chartered Accounting or Certified General Accounting), or a combination of courses in accounting or bookkeeping plus several years' experience as a financial or accounting clerk.

With additional training, you may move up the ranks to become an accountant.

Many recent entrants have a community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Computer literacy
Income tax law
Government forms

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Accounting Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Accounting Diploma
Accounting (Part-time) Certificate
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Booth University College
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Bachelor
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Accounting Diploma
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on May 15, 2012