KPU partners with Knowledge Bureau to expand tax, accounting, financial courses

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Courses from the country’s premier institute for professional development in tax and financial services are coming to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

In a partnership announced today with the KPU School of Business, the Knowledge Bureau will be adding its 25 online certificate courses to the university’s Essential Business Skills program. The collaboration will open up access for KPU students and professionals looking to obtain certifications, occupational skills diplomas and enhanced skillsets for work in various financial professions, or to launch a business. 

“Knowledge Bureau is delighted to partner in this essential business skills program with KPU. Together, we will provide tax and business service specialist programs to students who wish to earn credentials to work in tax, accounting and financial services, either as employees or self-employed practitioners,” said Evelyn Jacks, founder and president of Knowledge Bureau. “These programs are also of interest to newcomers to Canada; and entrepreneurs from every walk of life who want to understand their responsibilities to the Canada Revenue Agency, as well as exercise their rights to pay only the correct amount of tax, but no more.”   

Founded in 2003, the Knowledge Bureau offers specialized courses in tax, bookkeeping and retirement income services, as well as diplomas to become a certified personal savings advisor, certified life transitions advisor or a certified business tax practitioner.

This fall, three Knowledge Bureau courses will be initially available through KPU. Registration is now open for tax and business services specialists courses. All offerings are entirely online, and self-paced.

"Evelyn Jacks and the Knowledge Bureau lead nationally in tax and business services seminars for working professionals. Their seminars provide a significant and highly practical knowledge boost to participants. Knowledge Bureau seminars are an excellent complement to KPU's practical hands-on approach to learning," said Wayne Tebb, dean of the KPU School of Business.

“We are proud of our graduates who have flourishing careers and businesses with their credentials from Knowledge Bureau. We look forward to working closely with the students at KPU in delivering our unique online programming that engages with in-class sessions, and provides blended learning options," said Jacks.

The Knowledge Bureau hosts regional workshops and in-class events in major centres across Canada, but this is its first such partnership with a university. The institute is also a national publisher of financial books, and provides consulting services to organizations and corporations. For more information, visit: or call 1-866-953-4769.

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Caption: Dean Wayne Tebb, KPU School of Business, signs a partnership agreement with Evelyn Jacks, founder and president of Knowledge Bureau.

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