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International students should apply online. Note: not all start dates are available to international students.

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Interested in taking this program on a part-time basis? It's possible to complete this program while still working full-time and fulfilling your other commitments. See our Bookkeeping part-time program for more information.

Program description - January 2026

Are you interested in building bookkeeping skills that will make you an asset to small and mid-sized organizations? Are you looking to gain knowledge of the bookkeeping requirements for your own business?

Conestoga's Bookkeeping program provides you with a holistic set of skills and knowledge in just one-year, offering fundamental skills in financial accounting, personal income tax, and payroll. The program also works to develop your critical interpersonal, and collaborative skills that that will help you build relationships with clients, colleagues, and other contacts within the industry.

Taught by committed faculty with extensive industry experience, this one-year Ontario College certificate provides you with the opportunity to work with industry standard software, as well as emerging applications used in the field.

By enrolling in this program, you will be aligned to Canada's largest and fastest-growing certifying body of bookkeepers. Students who begin this program in fall 2021 and later will have the opportunity to fast track towards the nationally recognized Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation. You will also have access to a preferred student membership rate, full of member benefits that will provide access to continuing education and networking opportunities with bookkeeping professionals across Canada.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will also have the opportunity to enter year 2 of Conestoga's Payroll and Bookkeeping diploma program, with the addition of just two payroll courses.

Program details

Code: 1271
Start: January 2026
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 1 year
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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Tuition & fees

Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2025 and later will be available Spring 2025.



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Canadian fee details

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

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Delivery sequence - January 2026 - Kitchener – Doon

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