The Professional Bookkeeping Certificate Program is open to unemployed and underemployed (including part time and seasonal workers) immigrant and visible minority women who want to update their skills or make a career change.

You can apply for this program if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 16 years old*
  • Must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Must be Canadian Citizen; or a Permanent Resident; or Protected person entitled to work in Canada (a work visa will be requested)
  • Must be unemployed or precariously employed (part-time, contract, seasonal or casual)
  • Not a full-time student (i.e. not currently enrolled in high school or post-secondary education)
  • Not actively participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program
  • Be ready to participate in the program starting on February 2022.

English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at Langara College. You are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to the Professional Bookkeeper Certificate Program. Here are some acceptable English proficiency levels:

TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher

TOEFL (computer-based) with a total score of 213 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher

TOEFL (Internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing

IELTS Academic 6.5

Duolingo English Test with a score of 110 (see note b)

CAEL 60 overall with essay 60

LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24

Successful completion of LEAP Level 8

Successful completion of B.C. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent

Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit

CLB 6 or above


How to Apply

The program is currently at capacity and will not be taking any new applicants.


 *Students under the age of 18 must have approval by their guardian to participate in this Langara Continuing Studies programs.