TELUS Pre-Approved CPA Program

Launch your career and earn your Chartered Professional Accountant designation in a stimulating, forward-thinking, and technologically innovative environment.

About the Program

The TELUS Pre-Approved CPA Program (the "Program") is a three-year rotational program that provides a range of practical experiences for university graduates to develop their core competencies in accounting.

Each rotation lasts approximately one year and is assigned based on personal interests, business priorities, and your strengths and areas of development. Rotation areas are focused in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto. Rotation teams include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate and Business Unit Controllers

  • Capital Management

  • Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Corporate Development 

  • Taxation

  • Financial Operations

  • Revenue Assurance

  • Internal Audit

  • Treasury

  • Investor Relations

In addition to a variety of work experiences, the Program also provides:

  • mentorship in which you are mentored by an experienced TELUS Finance CPA-designated team member throughout and beyond the duration of the program;

  • CPA designation support in which you will have support in obtaining your CPA designation, including financial support for your studies and an industry-leading CFE prep course; and

  • career growth in which you’ll have the opportunity to apply for available roles within TELUS Finance based on your interest and performance after completing the program.

Co-op Program

If you are not yet a university graduate, the Pre-Approved Co-op Program (the “Co-op Program”) will be more suitable for you. The Co-op Program is available to second and third-year business students participating in a formal co-op program through their post-secondary institution. Co-op students have the same access to mentorship and learning resources as Pre-Approved CPA Program members, with the opportunity to apply to the Pre-Approved CPA program upon graduation. 

Recruitment for co-op students occurs in the preceding semester for January and May start dates. Co-op students will be placed in one rotation over a work term that lasts 8 months. Students are required to apply for positions through their co-op office, as well as through TELUS’ online portal.

Application Process

For the Pre-Approved CPA program, we hire for January, June, and October start dates. Applications open in late August, with the posting closing in early September. You can find the application and event invitations through your university career sites.

For the co-op application process, please see the “Co-op program” section above.

Activity

Timeline

On-campus Info Session (BC Only)

March

Office Tour (BC and ON Only)

July

Open House

August

Application Open

Mid-August – Early September

Screening and Selection

September


Alumni Spotlight

Matt Murray, CPA, CMA

Graduation year: 2009 (BC)

Current role: VP & Controller

Team: Corporate Management Reporting,

Shared Services and Finance Strategy

Travis Powell, CPA

Graduation year: 2017 (BC)

Current role: Treasury Manager

Team: Treasury

Koryn Stamler, CPA, CMA

Graduation year: 2015 (AB)

Current role: Program Office Manager

Team: TELUS Health

Brad Van Barneveld, CPA, CA

Graduation year: 2011 (ON)

Current role: Director, Finance

Team: Consumer and Small Business

Eric Chow, CPA, CA

Graduation year: 2012 (ON)

Current role: Director

Team: Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

Jason Mayr, CFA

Graduation year: 2006 (ON)

Current role: Director, Finance

Team: TELUS International