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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Internationally Trained Accountants

The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designations may only be used in the Province of Ontario by Members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario).

Please note that admission to membership is separate from the right to practise public accounting in the Province of Ontario. We have been granted authorization by the Public Accountants Council (PAC) to license and govern our Members in the practice of public accounting. Members who wish to apply for a licence to practise public accounting must meet the public accounting experience requirements and the current competency requirements established by the Standards adopted under the Public Accounting Act, 2004 and the requirements of Regulation 9-1 Public Accounting Licensing, or such other requirements as may be in place at the time of making application for a licence.

CPA Ontario complies with all reporting requirements under The Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006. Please refer to the “Related Items” section of this page for recent reports.

Before You Immigrate to Canada

You are able to register with CPA Ontario before you immigrate to Canada. In doing so, your education and training can be assessed before you immigrate and you will be told what additional requirements (if any) you will need to complete in Ontario. This assessment will help you to make better career decisions.

Assessment Information

If you are interested in pursuing the CPA and CA designations, you must apply for registration with CPA Ontario. Your category of registration, established by any current memberships in good standing in professional accounting bodies, determines your requirements for admission to membership in CPA Ontario and the exemptions (if any) that you may qualify for.

If you are not a member of an accounting body but have a university degree from outside of Canada, please refer to Not a Member of An Accounting Body - International University Degree for further information on registration and the degree assessment process.

In the following drop-down menu, please select the accounting body of which you are a member in good standing. After selecting your accounting body from the list, you will be directed to further information on registration requirements and how to apply for membership with CPA Ontario.

If you do not see your accounting body listed, please select “Other Accounting Bodies”.

Please select the International Accounting Body in which you hold membership in good standing. Click "submit" to continue.

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