As previously announced, CGA Ontario is unifying with CPA Ontario and the CGA program of professional studies will end in September 2015. Final unification of the profession in Ontario will come with the introduction of a new Chartered Professional Accountants Act, which CPA Ontario will seek from the Government of Ontario as soon as possible. CGAs became members of CPA Ontario in July 2014.
The organizations are now working to integrate operations. Students in the CGA program will continue in the CGA program until September 2015, at which time those with academic requirements remaining will have the opportunity to transfer to the CPA program.
The CGA Program of Professional Studies Student Handbook details the academic policies, procedures and schedule for the 2014-15 academic year.
Students can access the 2013-14 Student Handbook here.
Effective the 2014-15 academic year, the following courses will be eliminated from the CGA program’s course requirements:
BC1 (Accounting Business Case)
BC2 (Public Practice Audit Case)
AT1 (Accounting Theory & Contemporary Issues
BC1, BC2 and AT1 remain requirements of the 2013-14 academic year of the CGA program. Students who could finish their academic requirements for the CGA program in the 2013-14 academic year are still required to complete BC1, BC2 and AT1 to satisfy the program requirements in 2013-14. AT1 continues to qualify for an advanced accounting credit in the Laurentian University degree program.CGA Ontario strongly encourages students registering for courses in session 3 and 4 to keep in mind that BC1, BC2 and AT1 are no longer required to complete the CGA program's academic requirements in 2014-15.