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Old Aug 19th 2008, 3:48 pm   #1
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Dear All,

I'm a fully qualified ACCA without a first degree, I intend to apply for Canadian PR, however I'm wondering how ACCA is classified in the Canadian Education system. Will it be considered as a Bachelor's in the awarding of education points? or it will be considered as a non-university certificate?

Any comments or experiences shared will be appreciated.
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Dear All,

I'm a fully qualified ACCA without a first degree, I intend to apply for Canadian PR, however I'm wondering how ACCA is classified in the Canadian Education system. Will it be considered as a Bachelor's in the awarding of education points? or it will be considered as a non-university certificate?

Any comments or experiences shared will be appreciated.
It is a professional qualification, not an academic one, so it will not count as a degree.

While you are waiting for your PR to come through you should seriously think about getting yourself a Bachelor's degree of some sort. Accountancy is a graduate profession in Canada. If you have a degree you will be able to take a short conversion course and get a CGA designation.
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....try the Oxford Brookes degree through the ACCA.
You may want to ask ACCA whether the transcripts are acceptable by the Canadian CGA Accounts Body with which ACCA have a 'Mutual Recognition' program.

This Mutual Recognition Program allows you to convert to a known Accounts Body accepted by Canadian employers (ie CGA). All you need to do is sit two Papers which can be completed on-line.

Hope that helps.

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