program overview

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.

For more information on the CA Training Program, view our eLearning module or Contact Us.


Chartered Professional Accountants/ Comptables professionnels agréés

Welcome to CPA Canada!

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada provides services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification.

Our integrated CPA Canada website is currently in development and will launch in fall 2014. Until that time, all our existing resources, services and information are available through the CICA, CMA Canada and CGA-Canada legacy websites, or through newly developed microsites designed to provide specific CPA content.

Bienvenue à CPA Canada!

CPA Canada est l’organisation nationale établie pour soutenir l'unification de la profession comptable canadienne sous la bannière du titre de comptable professionnel agréé (CPA). CPA Canada fournit des services à toutes les organisations comptables de CPA, de CA, de CMA et de CGA qui se sont déjà unifiées ou qui sont engagées dans le processus d’unification.

Le nouveau site de CPA Canada est actuellement en développement et sera mis en ligne à l’automne 2014. Entre-temps, toutes nos ressources et tous nos services sont accessibles sur les sites d’origine de l’ICCA, de CMA Canada et de CGA-Canada, ou sur des microsites nouvellement créés afin de donner accès à du contenu spécifiquement CPA.