Media Advisory - CGA Ontario - Proud Gold Sponsors of the 2009 Ontario
College Fair

Helping students to build careers they can count on

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) is a proud gold sponsor of the 2009 Ontario College Fair. The Association is striving to reach out to post secondary school students to inform them about the advantages of pursuing a professional designation upon completing their education - the CGA designation.

    When - Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Where - Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princess Blvd.
            Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3
    Booth location - Fair entrance.

    Who are CGAs?
    -  They are accounting and finance professionals with a difference.
    -  They understand the real-world challenges behind the numbers.

    Why pursue a career and life as a Certified General Accountant (CGA)?
    Becoming a certified general accountant benefits you at any stage of your
career, equipping you with the tools essential for success. Recognized for its
commitment to quality, integrity and thorough skills development, the CGA
program of professional studies has proven to meet the highest standards in
leading-edge financial management competencies, integrated computer
technologies and independent learning.

    -  High earning potential - CGAs rank among the top five per cent of
       income earners in Canada.
    -  As a student in the CGA program you can earn while you learn
    -  Career/family balance
    -  International opportunities - There are international opportunities
       for CGA as they work in over 80 different countries.
    -  Connecting passion and profession - CGAs have the ability to work in
       every industry: you can connect your work directly to your
       passions - whether that's sports, politics, music, finance, risk
       management, manufacturing, retail, etc.

On-site contest - Scavenger Hunt Contest

Entrants can participate in the scavenger hunt contest by visiting the micro site, enter their email address, and password, and answer a weekly trivia question. The entrant will be able to find the answer to each multiple choice trivia question by engaging within the contest micro site, more specifically the "CGA market place". If the entrant answers the question correctly, they will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes draw to win a weekly prize.

A career you can count on - CGAs are accounting and finance professionals with a difference. Diverse and highly skilled, they have achieved a respected designation through rigorous academic training and intense real-world experience. They're trained to look beyond the numbers, drawing on their broad learning and individual strengths to facilitate problem solving and provide leadership across industries and within changing business realities. The CGA designation tells an employer that a prospect is well equipped to add value to the organization no matter what the future brings.

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CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of their businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 19,000 CGAs and approximately 9,000 students working towards their designation.

SOURCE Certified General Accountants of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Amy Mulhern, Manager of Public Relations, CGA Ontario, Telephone: (416) 544-4781, 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311, E-mail:

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