In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, CPA Alberta’s in-person Career Services events and one-on-one in person coaching sessions have been canceled until further notice. Where possible, services will be delivered online instead.

A job is a paid position of regular employment. A career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. CPA Alberta's Career Services helps CPAs and CPA Candidates achieve their goals of obtaining and maintaining a future that they can be proud of. We work with you either via email, video, phone or in person.  Whether you're looking for your next career opportunity, are new to the province, or simply want to brush up on your networking skills, CPA Alberta Career Services has several resources to help you develop your accounting career. This is your one-stop-shop for effectively marketing yourself in the Alberta job market. Take a look through some of the programs and opportunities we offer to find out how we can help.

The various services and programs we offer include:

  • Job Search Support: development of job search strategy, career mapping, resume reviews, interview coaching, networking, building your brand and more
  • Job and Volunteer Board
  • On the Job Support: role playing challenging discussions, building business cases for raises and promotions, improving your reputation and expanding your network outside of your department
  • LinkedIn Profile Reviews and Training
  • Diversity and Inclusion Support: E.g. include breaking down barriers related to foreign trained professionals, invisible and visible disabilities, ageism, gender and more
  • Mentorship Program
  • Connector Program (temporarily on hold)
  • Monday Meetups: Job Search Networking Club
  • Networking tips, tricks and training
  • Webinars and Workshops
  • Library of past recordings and job search worksheets and handouts
  • Psychometric Assessments: Intercultural Diversity Inventory (IDI), Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory(ICS), Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0)

For more information or a request for support please email with they type of request in your subject. You CPA Registrant or Candidate ID number, location and further details of your request. We will endeavour to reply to you within the week. 

Career Advisors


Javier Vinsome

Javier Vinsome EQ-I 2.0 & EQ 360® Certified.

Javier has been working as a Career and Diversity Advisor with designated Alberta accountants since 2013. He supports CPAs and CPA candidates in their job search and developing networking skills to further their long term career goals.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Career Advising
  • Training and Development
  • Supporting Foreign Trained Professionals
  • Intercultural resources
  • Facilitating Mentorship and Networking Programs
  • Public/Guest Speaking
  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment Coaching

Tonya Holowitski

Tonya Holowitski RPR, RPT, CMP, CRS, CIS, CES, CCS, IDI®, ICS®

Tonya has been a Career Advisor with CPA Alberta since December 2018. She joined with 14 years of experience in Talent Acquisition with Corporate and External Search experience. She has specialized in working with designated accountants.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • The full cycle hiring process
  • Career Counselling
  • Resume writing, interview coaching, job search strategy development, negotiations
  • Networking and brand development
  • Post termination and layoff support
  • Building Career Capital to support raises, promotions and career changes
  • Human Rights, Labour Laws and other applicable employment related regulations.
  • Intercultural engagement and conflict competencies
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