CA Qualification is competency-based, consisting of three components. The first two, education through the profession’s formal education program and assessment through the Uniform Evaluation, are not part of the information contained on this website. Instead, this site focuses on the third element: practical experience. It’s this experience that enables CA students to develop and enhance their professional abilities and judgment, demonstrate CA values and ethics and gain a sense of “belonging” to the CA profession by applying their formal learning in Chartered Accountant Training Offices. These CA Training Offices, by definition, are specific areas within an organization that have been approved by a Provincial Institute/Ordre as being able to meet the requirements of the profession and include CA firms, industry and government employers.
A CA Training Office experience provides CA students with the opportunity to:
- Apply theoretical knowledge and reinforce technical knowledge;
- Develop and exercise judgment, initiative and executive and administrative abilities;
- Develop an appreciation of—and commitment to—standards of integrity, ethics and independence.
The skills developed through these opportunities are known as CA competencies and it’s this emphasis on practical experience that ensures CA students develop the knowledge and abilities expected of an entry-level CA – whatever the type or size of the training office.