Oh my! I thought a Canadian CPA was sufficient to land atleast an entry level accounting/finance job. I have done my masters and US CMA, and was thinking of pursuing US CPA also in my gap so that I can benefit from the reciprocal agreement and end up with a Canadian CPA. But this is an eyeopener! I was under the assumption that accounting and finance, after IT, was perhaps the biggest source of employment in Canada. How do you get a job in Finance and Accounting domain in Canada?I think having education in Canada will definitely be a plus for a long tern perspective. However, I cannot say if it will be a significant factor that will differentiate you from other applicants. Just to give you an idea, a person with Canadian CPA license and masters degree cannot even secure a job these days. That being said, I think fulfilling the gap in your resume with the education is a great idea while awaiting your PR approval.
Let's hope that the job market will be a bit better by the time you can come to Canada. Right now its real tough.