FAQ: CPA Member, Candidate, and Student
How do I apply to positions posted on the Careers Site?
The CPABC Careers Site is an exclusive service offered to CPA members, candidates, and students. To apply, you will need to log-in using your CPABC Online Services username/password. Note: CPA Students/Candidates, this is different from your MyCPA login. Once you have created your account, simply log-in to the Account Centre and click on “Search” to start browsing through job postings.
Do I have to create a job seeker account to apply to jobs?
Yes, the CPABC Careers Site is an exclusive service we offer to CPA members, candidates, and students.
I forgot my username and/or password. How can I reset it?
Please follow the instructions available here.
How do I set-up an online profile & upload my résumé?
Once you are in your Account Dashboard, simply click on “Edit Your Profile”. You can attach and upload your résumé to your profile by uploading one from your computer, Dropbox, or allowing the CPABC Careers Site to access information from your LinkedIn profile.
Why should I set-up an online profile & upload my résumé?
Employers are presented with a list of top 10 candidates upon posting a job on the CPABC Careers Site. By having a published online profile, employers may start reaching out to you directly with career opportunities.
What is the difference between a published and a private profile?
A published profile is searchable and viewable by employers where a private profile is completely hidden and not searchable by employers. There are settings on your profile that provide you additional options to limit who can see your profile and what information is viewable. For example you can have a published (confidential) profile that allows you to post your profile without disclosing the following:
- Personal information (name, address, email address, phone number);
- Present employer's company name; and,
*Job seekers are strongly encouraged to review their profile settings regularly to ensure that settings reflect their current job search status.
How will employers contact me if I publish my profile online, but I select the 'confidential' option?
If your profile is 'confidential', employers can only contact you through the CPABC Careers Site. Employers will fill out a form and an email will automatically be sent to you. Your personal information will never be disclosed to the employer.
What is a 'Saved Search/Job Alert'?
When you search for jobs on the CPABC Careers Site, you can use certain search criteria such as keywords, business sector, location, employer type, and job type. Once you have done this search once, the CPABC Careers Site gives you the option of saving that search so that you can run it again with the click of a button. It also gives you the option of having those jobs that match your saved search emailed to you daily or weekly.
I have not received any email notifications, even though I enabled job alerts. What's wrong?
You will only receive email notifications when there are new jobs that match your criteria. If you have not received any email notifications for an extended period, please check the keywords and verify that it's reasonable for job postings to contain those keywords. For example, entering 'programmer painter reporter' is unlikely to match any jobs.
How much does it cost to post jobs and search resumés?
Job posting packages can be viewed here.
How do I post a job?
To post a position, you must first create an employer account and select the 'Post a Job' option.
Can I be billed?
No. Payment job posting plans must be made online by credit card. For billing options (with conditions) for employers purchasing bulk job posting plans, please contact us.
How do I find candidates?
To search and find candidates on the CPABC Careers Site you must first create an employer account and select the 'Candidate Search' option.
I forgot my username and/or password. How can I reset it?
You can reset your password here. You will be prompted to enter in either your username or email address.
How will I receive job applications?
We offer two applicant routing options that you select when you post your job:
Receive applications by email.
(Note that when you select this option, applications will also be available for your review in your employer account centre)
- Redirect applicants to your website.
- Receive applications by email.
Can I post jobs outside of British Columbia?
Yes. Please keep in mind that the CPABC Careers Site is an exclusive service we offer CPA members, candidates, and students in British Columbia, therefore the majority of the candidates are BC residents.
Can I post a volunteer opportunity?
The CPABC Careers Site allows registered charities and organizations incorporated as a society under the Societies Act of British Columbia that are looking for volunteer board members to post their opportunities at no charge. Please contact us for more information on how to get your not-for-profit board member volunteer opportunity posted to the site. We do not accept requests from individuals or organizations seeking free taxation, accounting, or auditing services.
We are an office with a position(s) in a CPA Pre-approved Program Route (PPR) .Where should we post our pre-approved training positions?
Pre-approved training positions for CPA candidates may be posted to the CPABC Careers Site. There is a selection box to indicate that your job is a pre-approved training position when posting your job.
What is the Saved Search/Alert feature?
You can search candidates on the CPABC Careers Site using certain search criteria such as, keyword, location, career lever, job type wanted, and member status. Once you have done this search once, the CPABC Careers Site gives you the option of saving that search so that you can run it again with the click of a button. It also gives you the option of having those candidates that match your saved search emailed to you daily or weekly.
How can I add my company logo to my job postings and profile?
From your employer dashboard, click the ‘Build Your Profile’ link and then click on the ‘Replace Logo' button.
Will I still have access to my account when my plan expires?
Yes. You will still be able to log into your account and do the following:
- See statistics on your job postings
- Modify job posting descriptions
- Archive your job postings
- Renew your plan at anytime
What will happen when my plan expires?
When your plan expires, you will no longer be able to do the following:
- Post jobs
- Renew job postings
- View candidate profiles
I understand there are two routes for CPA candidates to obtain their CPA Practical Experience Requirements. Could you please explain?
CPA candidates must complete qualifying, relevant, progressive, practical experience that is approved by the CPA profession. For more information, or to learn more about the Pre-Approved Route (PPR) or the Experience Verification Route, click here.
Where can I find information about the CPA professional pathways, such as the CPA Prerequisite Education Program (PREP) and Professional Education Program (PEP)?
For detailed program information, visit www.bccpa.ca/become-a-cpa or www.bccpa.ca.