Become a CPA

A CPA designation arms you with the business, financial and analytical skills that can put your career on the fast track.

A stimulating and meaningful career awaits: Become a CPA

When you become a CPA, you acquire the broad range of skills required to attain coveted executive management positions. It’s your opportunity to carve out an intellectually stimulating career and to make a real impact on the business world.

CPA is the internationally recognized pre-eminent business designation that carries Canada’s long-held reputation for being among the world’s best in business and finance. The CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) combines the best of Canada’s three long established and globally respected professional education programs. It meets or exceeds all International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) standards for education, assessment and practical experience, as well as all the requirements of the leading global accounting bodies. With a challenging and rigorous certification process, the CPA PEP develops professionals who meet the needs of businesses, public practice, not-for-profit and government.

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Globally recognized and respected, the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is your key to a successful career.

Depending on your educational background, you can take different pathways to gain or earn entry to the CPA PEP.

Becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is your ticket to a world of opportunities in accounting and finance. CPAs are in demand thanks to their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and management skills.

Highlights

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) annually offers its views on priorities for the federal budget. Review past submissions of pre-budget briefs and consultations, and post-budget release opinions and commentary.

Our Firm Directory allows you to search for Canadian CPA firms using our interactive map as well as other criteria.

Jointly presented by CPA Canada and CPA Ontario, The ONE is the must-attend, multi-track event of the year, designed for all CPAs who want to be at the top of their game.