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Become a CPA

Become a CPA

Globally recognized and respected, the CPA designation is the in-demand credential in business and finance

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Be a Leader

Looking for a leadership role that offers opportunities around the globe? Want to use financial data to develop valuable strategies for your organization? A CPA designation is right for you.

What is a CPA?

Chartered Professional Accountants are business leaders, strategic thinkers, trusted advisers and financial experts. In a world of disruptive change, CPAs create value for businesses and economies by finding new ways to leverage our expertise and business insight to reveal strategic new paths forward. We keep companies at the forefront of change, using data and analytical skills to make informed, insightful decisions — for the good of both business and society.

Become a CPA: Come to a complimentary Info Session

Learn more about becoming a business leader at a CPA Ontario info session.

If you're a college or university student you can sign up for a campus event today.

  • Your CPA designation is not just a foundation to build upon. It’s a catalyst to defy expectations.

Russ Jones, CPA, CA, CFO, Shopify

Did You Know?

  • 75% of CFOs in the Canadian Report On Business Top 1000 are CPAs.
  • 500+ Ontario CPAs are in leadership roles with the top 50 S&P/TSX companies.
  • Canadian CPAs represent the third largest professional accounting body in the world.
  • There are 12,500 CPAs working internationally.
  • The CPA profession enables you to work around the world with reciprocity agreements with 13 countries.
  • CPAs have founded companies such as Mattamy Homes, EnerGreen Technologies, MADE Clothing, Left Field Brewery in Ontario.

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Work Anywhere

As a CPA, you can work in businesses of every size, in every industry and at every level, up to the C-Suite. CPAs are in demand in all areas, including government, not-for-profit, academia, accounting, finance and public and private enterprises all around the world. Mutual Recognition Agreements allow Ontario CPAs to work globally, in places including the United States, U.K. and Hong Kong.

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