CPABC Spring Recruitment Framework Updates

Hi all,

The CPABC has advised us that there are changes to the Spring Recruit Season.

In these very unusual times, the accounting profession is very concerned about the uncertainty and stress that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the public, including post-secondary students. Keeping the best interests of students at the forefront, the profession feels that students should be free to focus on their health, safety, families, and finishing off their academic year.

In light of this, the CPABC advises you that there is consensus amongst public practice firms to suspend Spring Recruitment activities, including the implementation of the CPABC Recruitment Framework Spring 2020 deadlines.

The suspension of spring recruitment activities also acknowledges that many students attending post-secondary institutions in B.C. have been doing so away from their home cities and countries and have subsequently returned home to be with their families, limiting their ability to socialize with and understand the culture of the various accounting firms. Continuing with spring recruitment activities could leave students who have returned home at a disadvantage.

These are the key points and dates from the CPABC updated framework:

  • While the Spring Recruit offer acceptance date has been suspended, the Fall Recruit aspect of the Recruitment Framework will still be in effect. This is a “one off” change to reflect our unique times. It is anticipated that normal recruit cycles will resume this fall and in 2021.
  • Lower Mainland firms have agreed to reinstate an offer out date, which will now be September 25, 2020. This means that students that have not yet received an offer letter should expect to not receive one until September 25 or later.  The offer acceptance deadline on such letters will be October 9, 2020.
  • Any students currently holding offer letters with a June 26, 2020 acceptance dates will receive new offer letters, with a new acceptance deadline of October 9, 2020.
  • As per the original 2020 framework, students currently completing a co-op work term with a firm MAY receive an offer letter from their current firm (with no prescribed acceptance deadline), but will not receive offer letters from other firms until September 25 or later.


If you have any questions please contact


Langara Accounting Club Executives

KPMG Virtual Tax Chat

Hi All!

Are you interested in connecting with an industry professionals to learn more about career opportunities in the Accounting field? Not sure how to start the conversation? Not to worry! KPMG is taking the jitters out of networking and inviting you to join industry leaders for a virtual coffee and conversation on Zoom.

As part of our virtual coffee chat, you’ll join KPMG professionals online and meet with their Tax Campus Recruiter and ask questions to CPA tax professionals. You’ll learn all about working at KPMG, pursuing the CPA designation and the career opportunities available to you within their tax teams.

Topic: Pursuing Canadian CPA and working in Canadian Corporate Tax Services at KPMG

Speakers: Carol Tong (Senior Manager, Tax) & Lisa Lewkowicz (Campus Program Manager & Tax Recruiter)

Monday April 6, 2020 at 10:00am PST

Register Here

If you have any questions or are unsure about registering, then please reach out to Lisa Lewkowicz (Campus Program Manager) at

Thank you,

LAC Executives

End of Semester Social Event

Hello LAC Members!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our End of Semester Spring Social Event, which will be a great opportunity for us to have fun, relax and make new friends before finals begin.

This time, we will let you decide on a date and time for the event.  Please fill out this This Survey Here

The Survey will close on March 23, 2020.


LAC Executives