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  • CA students must maintain a high minimum GPA, making these graduates some of the highest calibre talent on campus. By becoming a CA Training Office, you’re able to tap into this pool.

  • While the local market can make it hard to attract the right talent, by becoming a CA Training Office you can recruit and retain students from your local university.

  • The CA Training Office program enables organizations to offer customized rotations based on students’ interests – further helping your recruiting efforts.

  • If you’re relying on the market to supply CAs, there are things you need to know, such as the fact that retirements are increasing and CA firms are hiring less.

the many benefits of being a CA Training Office

By becoming a CA Training Office, not only are you hiring the best and brightest talent, but you’re developing potential leaders from the ground up, ensuring the knowledge of your business and its industry are a natural part of the learning process. It’s no longer a question of the cost to your bottom line; it’s about making an investment in the future of your organization – and there are many reasons to do so.

  • CA Training Offices are able to train CA students from the ground up, enabling them to ensure that the business’s unique culture, principles and philosophies are part of the learning process.
  • During their required practical experience, CA students develop a holistic understanding of the unique way in which the business units of their training office work together, providing a rare and increasingly valuable point of view.
  • CA students must maintain a high minimum GPA, making them some of the highest-calibre talent on campus. By becoming a part of the CA Training Office Program, you’re able to choose from a rich selection of these best and brightest university students.
  • You can better retain and train your existing talent, by providing an avenue for your co-op students to complete their experience requirements after graduation and offering existing employees the opportunity to become a CA through your business.


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application process

We want to make it easy for you to take advantage of all the benefits of becoming a Chartered Accountant Training Office. That’s why we made the process as quick and efficient as possible.

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current CA Training Offices

Training CA students goes beyond the audit practice of a CA firm. Today, a large and growing number of new businesses, government departments and practice areas outside of audit are benefiting from the chance to build their potential leaders from the ground up, including:

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Brian Bidulka, CPA, CA, CFO, BlackBerry
Brian Bidulka, CPA, CA, CFO, BlackBerry
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We've hired many talented CAs to help us train and retain the right people to support BlackBerry business.

frequently asked questions

When considering becoming a CA Training Office, you are likely to have many questions. To help you make the right decision for your business, we have put together some of our most frequently asked questions.

Q: What are the main responsibilities and commitments of a CA Training Office?


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.