How Windmill and CPABC help internationally-educated accountants

CPABC and Windmill Microlending have partnered to provide financial support to internationally-educated accountants.

About Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a Canadian non-profit offering low-interest career loans to help newcomers pay for the education they need to succeed in Canada. Since 2005, Windmill has supported over 10,000 immigrants and refugees to overcome underemployment and succeed in their careers.

We partner with institutions to help their members cover costs of tuition, accreditation, relocation and living costs. Our affordable loans are designed to meet the unique needs of immigrant clients, who often cannot access mainline credit, by providing a fixed interest rate that is lower than other financing options.

The CPA designation is your key to a highly successful career.

Windmill Microlending can help you achieve it.

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) are Canada’s trusted business leaders. They are at the forefront of change and innovation, highly valued for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPABC has partnered with Windmill Microlending to provide financial support to internationally-educated accountants and business professionals pursuing their CPA designation.

The CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) oversees the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and CPA Preparatory Courses in the four western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; as well as in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

What makes a Windmill loan unique?

Our loans offer two years of interest-only payments and up to three years of
principal + interest payments depending on the length of your career plan.

Loans up to $15,000

Fixed low-interest rate
as low as 6.7%

Zero loan processing fees

Success coaching support and mentorship program

More than just a loan

As a Windmill client, you benefit from a range of services, including:

One-on-one coaching to support you on your career path

Career and educational resource supports

Financial planning and budgeting tools

The Windmill Mentorship Program

Exclusive access to our Community Success Hub

Our impact on our clients

Over 3x

Growth in income

Newcomers take on low-income jobs to survive. Windmill helps our clients return to their trained profession to boost their income by over 3 times.


Historical repayment rate

Our affordable loans and repayment structure support clients like you. The impressive rate of repayment showcases our client's determination and the impact of their success.


Decrease in unemployment

As our borrowers take their next steps, employment opportunities soar upon loan repayment, marking the start of a remarkable journey and booming economy.

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