Seeking participants for virtual focus groups on practical experience requirements

The CPA profession is seeking the input from students/candidates completing their practical experience requirements, CPA mentors, and employers who hire these students/candidates.

CPA Canada’s Practical Experience Task Force is seeking participants for Virtual Focus Groups to take place between April and June 2019 to discuss their views and opinions about potential upcoming changes to the CPA practical experience requirements (CPA PER). If you would like to participate, please indicate your interest by clicking the appropriate link below and answer a few questions.


We still have spots available for employers of CPA students/candidates. As an employer, you play a significant role in the development of future CPAs as they complete their practical experience requirements for CPA certification.

If you have employed CPA students/candidates in the last 12 months, please register your interest to participate in the virtual focus group.


Thanks to all of the CPA students/candidates who registered their interest to participate in the virtual focus groups. We had an overwhelming response and are no longer accepting focus groups participants for this category. 


A large number of CPA mentors registered to provide insight on their mentorship experience. The response was so great that we exceeded the number of focus group spots we had available, and are no longer accepting focus group participants for this category.


If you have any questions about this process, please contact Cheryl Pereira, Director, National Practical Experience at