Financial and Insurance
- B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG)
- CPA Canada Member Benefits – Member Savings
- CPABC – Education Foundation
- CPA Insurance Plans West (CPAIPW)
- CPA Professional Liability Plan Inc.
- Pets Plus Us
- WorkSafeBC – Personal Optional Protection Insurance
The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) is an opportunity to invest in training and professional development for your employees. If you are a CPABC member who owns a small business, you could be eligible to offset the cost of skills training and professional development for your employees.
The ETG assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training by reimbursing 2/3 (two-thirds) of employee training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. An employer (applicant) may receive up to $300,000 in grant funding per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
Refer to WorkBC website to fully understand the eligibility requirements of the program before you apply. To learn more, contact WorkBC directly by phone at 250.952.6914 or toll free 1.877.952.6914.
The CPA Canada Member Savings program provides exclusive savings on a variety of national, brand name products and services to members and students.
American Express – Apply for the Gold Rewards Card and, as a special offer, receive 25,000 welcome bonus points when you charge $1,500 in purchases to your card in your first 3 months of card membership. Apply for Business Gold Rewards card and as a special offer, receive 40,000 welcome bonus points when you charge $5,000 in purchases to your card in your first 3 months of card membership.
Visit CPA Canada to find out more about these programs.
If you have not received your member number or require assistance in creating profiles to access the CPA Canada services outlined, contact 1.800.268.3793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPABC – Education Foundation
The Chartered Professional Accountants’ Education Foundation of British Columbia (CPAEF) offers scholarships and/or bursaries to members and students in the following categories:
Students enrolled in the CPA Preparatory Courses and CPA PEP
The CPAEF offers bursaries to students in the CPA Preparatory Courses and the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Students in CPA Preparatory Courses can apply for a bursary if they have completed and passed at least two courses offered by the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) in the preceding year. CPA PEP students can apply for a bursary once they are registered in CPAWSB Core Module 1 or the MPAcc. program at the University of Saskatchewan. These bursaries are based on financial need and open to CPABC students.
In addition, there are a number of named bursaries for students in CPA Preparatory Courses or PEP who are in financial need, require assistance to purchase computer equipment, or who are single parents (or raised by a single parent) or recent immigrants. To learn more about these awards, click here.
CPA Members accepted into MBA programs
CPABC members in financial need who have been accepted into a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at a recognized university and who have an intent to teach in academia, can apply for a bursary which is worth up to $2,500. The completed application form, along with a transcript of marks of an undergraduate degree or professional certification, evidence of acceptance into the MBA program, a letter of academic reference, and cover letter explaining the reasons for requesting financial assistance, can be submitted to the CPAEF. To learn more about this award, click here.
Doctoral Support Program
The Doctoral Support Program is designed to assist CPABC members pursuing doctoral studies for a teaching and research career in accounting, assurance, or taxation. The Program provides select candidates with loans up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for up to four years (which may be forgivable if the candidate successfully earns a doctorate within five years of commencing the doctoral program, and teaches accounting at a BC university immediately upon completion of the doctorate, with one year of teaching for each year of support). Click here for more details.
To apply for doctoral support, contact the CPAEF.
CPA Insurance Plans West's (CPAIPW) mission is to provide the best value in insurance and other benefit programs to CPA firms, individual CPAs, students, and their spouses in Western Canada. CPAIPW provides a full lineup of exclusive insurance products including term life up to $2 million, long-term disability up to $10,000/month, and critical illness coverage for heart disease, cancer, MS, and other serious diseases.
Coverage is provided at highly competitive rates and is independent of employment.
All members benefit from group purchasing power and plans which includes extended health and dental to CPA firms. CPAIPW provides international coverage, customized home/tenant insurance, and much more.
To learn more about CPAIPW and their suite of products, please visit www.cpaipw.ca.
For inquiries, please call CPAIPW at 1-800-661-6430 or email email@example.com.
For over two decades, CPA Professional Liability Plan Inc. (formerly AICA Services Inc.) has been proud to serve the professional liability insurance needs of Chartered Professional Accountants. Through the combination of self-administration and self-insurance, CPA members have been granted immediate and continuing administrative cost savings and efficiencies as well as greater flexibility to adapt and respond to the vagaries of the insurance market.
CPA Professional Liability Plan Inc. (formerly AICA Services Inc.) is owned by the CPA profession. Its operations continue to be overseen by our peers in the CPA provincial bodies to ensure that it maintains a high level of service for CPA members. The policy is negotiated annually by AON Reed Stenhouse Inc. and includes the following coverage:
Not for Profit directors' and officers' liability coverage of $1 million at no additional cost for qualifying boards;
Deductible reduction if an engagement letter is used or a claim is successfully settled using an alternative method of going to court;
Coverage for traditional and non-traditional services including coverage for public company-related services;
Defense costs in addition to the policy limit;
Innocent partner coverage.
Upon request, your policy can also be tailored to fit your needs.
Visit the CPA Professional Liability Plan Inc. website to find out more.
CPABC members receive a preferred rate of 5% off. Pets Plus Us offers comprehensive medical coverage for pets, should they suffer from an accident or illness and their customizable plans makes it easy to find to right coverage for your family. Pets Plus Us helps pet owners cover diagnostic tests, surgeries, hospitalization, medication and more. Visit Pets Plus Us to receive your preferred rate. Use code CPABC to start saving.
Any questions, call Pets Plus Us at 1-800-364-8422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Optional Protection (POP) is optional workplace disability insurance for individuals not automatically covered under the Workers Compensation Act (such as a sole proprietor of a registered firm or business). POP will cover your lost salary and medical expenses if you are injured on the job or if you contract a disease as a result of your work. POP coverage may be your only source of income if you are unable to work due to a work-related injury. Be sure you apply for enough POP to cover your gross monthly earnings. To find out more, visit the WorkSafeBC website to determine your cost of coverage and answers to other FAQs.