application process

The application process that follows is applicable to all organizations and CA firms seeking approval to train students outside of the external audit career path. If you would like to apply to train CA students in external audit-based career path please contact your local provincial institute.


The first step in the process is to contact, via e-mail or telephone, the CA Training Office Liaison person in your area. Your dedicated CA Training Office Liaison will provide you with an overview of the program, answer any of your questions and assist you with the remainder of the process.  The objective is to ensure the process is as painless and efficient as possible.
Typically a meeting between your organization and the CA Training Office Liaison will take place within 30 days of your initial contact. The purpose of this meeting is to assist you in planning a CA Training Program that meets your needs and develops the necessary competencies for an entry-level CA.
Based on the above, your CA Training Office Liaison will work with you to document your CA Training Program.  This application will then be submitted to the appropriate provincial Institute/Ordre to obtain approval on your behalf.  This approval can take up to 60 days depending on when the appropriate approval meetings are scheduled.
You will then receive formal approval as a CA Training Office. Once approved, a letter of commitment between your organization and the CA profession will be signed setting out, in broad terms, the commitment of both organizations to the training of CA students.

Links for CA firms to train CA Students in the external audit path



British Columbia


New Brunswick


Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island



Yukon Territory


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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.