Employers Supporting CPA Ontario Students
As an employer, you play an important role by developing CPA Ontario students into leaders.
The hands-on Practical Experience (PE) students gain in your workplace is a significant part of their journey to becoming a CPA. The PE component of the CPA certification program is a student’s opportunity to take what they learn in class and apply it to real life.
The CPA certification program is both challenging and comprehensive, ensuring the students you employ are ready to contribute immediately to your organization. All CPA Ontario students will complete the graduate-level CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and a minimum of 30 months of relevant PE, which they will do all or partly in your workplace. PE requires work, supervision, mentorship and the development of key skills and attributes.
Would you like to support your organization’s future CPAs?Learn more about mentorship
Why should your organization support future CPAs?
Secure bright talent
Give back to the profession
Build new leaders
Learn more about Practical Experience
What is practical experience?
This video from the Practical Experience (PE) Intro Series introduces the PE Requirements and the important role it plays in preparing students for the CPA designation.
What are the two pathways?
As an employer, you can support students via the Pre-Approved Program Route (PPR) or Experience Verification Route (EVR). This video explains how students undertake their Practical Experience in each path.
Visit our practical experience videos for more information on the PE Intro Series. Here you will also find the next part of this video series on “How to report in PERT” for both EVR and PPR.
Which route can your organization support?
Build your company’s CPA team
Take advantage of CPA Ontario’s expertise to help you recruit and develop future CPAs at your organization. Find out how your organization can get involved.