Tomasz Popiel is a CA working in Ottawa, Ontario. Tomasz wrote the UFE in 2010 and has been mentoring CA candidates preparing for the UFE both internally and online through UFE Blog.
In 2010 when I wrote the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) the CA Training Offices (CATOs) were still a new evolution for the Chartered Accountants. Still reeling from the economic downturn that began in 2007-2008, the ICAO was also allowing candidates to write their professional exams, including the UFE, without being employed. These events resulted in many CA candidates who did not have the same level of support or access to information that the Big-4 or more established firms provide their student. Often, Google wasn't all that much help either, not unless you were willing to shell out big bucks for courses or materials.
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