Actually, I think now is a great time to study accounting. Getting the CMA certification (it's not a degree) is one of the major ways that accounting graduates can differentiate themselves from others when looking for a job. Another way is to get the CPA certification out of the way as soon as possible (if you're in Canada, look into getting the CA certification). An even better way to get noticed is to get lots of experience while still in school.While still in my undergrad, I sent out 50+ resumes to CPA firms outside the USA where I live and was lucky to land an internship in South America. When I began to interview for full time jobs as graduation approached, all of the employers were very interested in my experience abroad because it made me different. I'm not a better accountant than the next bean counter, but I have tried to differentiate myself to stand out in an effort to land a job after graduation.In short, with all the ways that accounting students can differentiate themselves while still in school, I think they're in the BEST position to land a job after graduation. Haha if anything, you'll be making sure those burger joints you mentioned are operating as smoothly and as profitably as possible!Good luck!
The US sub-prime mortgage collapse, along with its banks, and continued European debt crisis has also stalled the Canadian economy. Exports are down, unemployment up, government debt up, and Canadian employers simply aren't hiring, small businesses aren't starting up, etc.As such... you don't need as many accountants.
-------------------------------------------------- Canadia living