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Career Services

Career Services

Providing CPAs and aspiring CPAs the tools they need to succeed

Set a Clear Path For Your Career as a CPA

Take advantage of job opportunities, career assessment tools and career advice from our industry experts.

Looking For a Job?

Members and students can search hundreds of paid and volunteer positions.

Are You an Employer?

Get access to CPA Ontario's most qualified professional accountants and students. Learn more about employer specials, and post your position on CPA Ontario's Job Board.

Doctoral Studies Support Program for CPAs

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario conducts a program of financial support for Chartered Professional Accountants pursuing doctoral studies, which will prepare them for a career in teaching and research in governance, strategy and risk management, performance management, assurance, finance, financial accounting or taxation in Ontario. The program was established in 1979, and provides up to $15,000 per year of coursework, to a maximum of 3 years, to assist a CPA while they are pursuing their PhD.

The program has the following objectives:

  • to help assure a continuing supply of qualified teachers in governance, strategy and risk management, performance measurement and reporting, assurance, finance, management decision making or taxation in Ontario universities;
  • to enhance the long-run research capabilities of the accounting profession; and
  • to encourage the development of accounting doctoral programs in Ontario and Canada.

Applications are available in the fall of each year. For further information please email us.

Upon completion of all obligations under the doctoral studies support program agreement, a candidate shall receive the designation, "Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Doctoral Fellow" (CPA Ontario Doctoral Fellow) and shall be entitled to cite the support program completed as "Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Doctoral Fellowship".

Upcoming Events

  Networked: How Communities of Support Lead to Peak Performance - Webinar (Free)

Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1p.m.

Event Description:

Whether you are working to develop your professional network, looking to participate more actively in mentor relationships or are looking to create more job opportunities, this webinar will offer tips on how support communities can help take your career to the next level.

 Robert Half Presents: Viewpoints - Expert Career Advice (Free)

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Event Description:

Struggling to make it to your next career goal? Join CPA Ontario's Career Services team and Robert Half for a 20 minute in-person career coaching session, where you can learn how to refine your job search strategy, get tips on how to improve your resume, learn how how to gain meaningful work experience, or how to transition back into the workforce.

 Robert Walters Presents: Effective Interview Preparation - Webinar (Free)

Date: October 25, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Event Description:

Interviews can be daunting, so being prepared for this essential career step is key. Led by Robert Walters, this webinar will provide an overview of how to effectively prepare for an interview and ensure you are confident when meeting with perspective employers.

 IFG Presents: Resume Writing and the Job Search – How to Gain Real Traction and Land Your Dream Job - Webinar (Free)

Date: November 8, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Event Description:

Designed to help participants take the next step in their career, this webinar, presented by International Financial Group (IFG), will uncover the critical steps that should to be considered when developing an effective resume and conducting a thorough job search.

Volunteering on a Board: Benefits Beyond the Numbers - Webinar (Free)

Date: November 16, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Event Description:

For young professionals joining a nonprofit board isn’t just a good career move, it’s a way to explore their passions and engage with their community. In this webinar, learn how to start your board journey, why serving on a nonprofit board is important, how to build meaningful connections and how to expand your professional network.

 Robert Walters Presents: Viewpoints - Expert Career Advice (Free)

Date: November 23, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Event Description:

Struggling to make it to your next career goal? Join CPA Ontario's Career Services team and Robert Walters for a 20 minute in-person career coaching session, where you can learn how to refine your job search strategy, get tips on how to improve your resume, learn how how to gain meaningful work experience, or how to transition back into the workforce.

 So You're a CPA Ontario Member - Now What?

Date: November 29, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. –1 p.m.

Event Description:

So you're a new CPA Ontario member, now what? What does this mean? How does your membership help you? This online session with provide new members with an online orientation and chat with various CPA Ontario departments. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn how you can make the most of your membership!

2018 Compensation Outlook & Hiring Trends - Webinar (Free)

Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Event Description:

Are you being paid fairly? Should you expect a year-end bonus? Is your industry growing? Join us for a lunch-hour webinar as Lannick, Canada’s largest regional finance and accounting recruitment firm, discusses compensation and hiring trends for CPAs.

Employers Can Partner With CPA Ontario

Purchase job board packages, sponsor a CPA Ontario event, or work with us on bringing professional development to our members and students.

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