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Become a CPA and enjoy unlimited opportunities

The Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation prepares you for a life-long, rewarding career with unlimited potential. A CPA is your gateway to a world of exciting opportunities.

The value of the CPA designation is recognized by organizations worldwide. As a Canadian CPA, you have many career choices — multiple opportunities in many roles and in all sectors of the economy, at home and abroad.

Work in any sector

Every organization needs an accountant. Every tech startup, financial institution, entertainment company, non-profit, government agency — everyone — needs the skills you can provide as a CPA. You have the widest range of opportunities, so you can choose the environment that you want to work in. Regardless of your industry sector, your job is to be a forward-thinking financial leader and to apply the knowledge you’ve gained from the CPA designation to make important financial and business decisions.

Think globally

CPAs are in demand throughout Canada, as well as internationally — there are thousands of CPAs working around the world, in the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe. CPA Canada offers a host of Mutual Recognition Agreements that allow CPA members to become designated by other associations. This, combined with the fact that the Canadian CPA is one of the world’s largest and most respected designations, means that a CPA could be your opportunity to travel, work and consult around the world.

Find your niche

With the CPA education program, you can specialize in the area that most interests you. Economic, industrial, and technological developments have resulted in a number of specialized fields in accounting, and a CPA designation can help you along your chosen path.

Specialties include:

  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • auditing and assurance services
  • tax accounting
  • public accounting
  • non-profit accounting
  • forensic accounting
  • international accounting