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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

  Insider Access: Navigating CPA Ontario's Job and Volunteer Board Webinar (Free)

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1p.m.

Event Description:

Join CPA Ontario and learn about the tools available to job seekers. Explore the following:

  • The Job Seeker Portal – Features available and how best to leverage the tools to manage your job search
  • Resume Database Access – Should I opt in for this feature?
  • Leadership Volunteer Roles – Why should I consider these?

  Leveraging Social Media to Help Your Job Search – Webinar (Free)

Date: June 21, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1p.m.

Event Description:

Designed to teach you the basics of using social media from both personal brand and job searching perspectives. This webinar will help you improve your social media profiles, manage your personal brand and leverage these powerful tools in your job search.

  MBTI: Understanding Your Personality Type for Career Success Webinar (Free)

Date: July 12, 2017

Time: 12 noon - 1p.m.

Event Description:

This webinar is designed to teach you how to identify your self-estimate "type" and delves into why understanding your personality type is so imperative. An overview of CPA Ontario’s MBTI Assessment is also offered during this webinar.

  Returning to the Job Market After a Break: A Toolkit for Accounting Professionals Webinar (Free)

Date: August 16, 2017

Time: 12 noon - 1p.m.

Event Description:

Are you returning from a maternity or paternity leave? Have you made the decision to re-enter the job market after a break? This webinar will offer a detailed roadmap of how to make the often challenging transition back to work after an extended leave of absence.

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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