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Why Become a CPA


A CPA designation offers international leadership opportunities, excellent earning potential and rewarding careers

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The CPA Designation

Globally recognized and respected, the CPA designation is the in-demand credential in business. CPA roles include innovative entrepreneurship, CFO, CEO or a seat on a board of directors.

Thinking Strategically

The CPA certification program is challenging and rigorous, meeting the needs of industry, government and public practice. You will be responsible for transforming raw data into an actionable strategy that has a positive impact on your firm or organization.

Become a CPA: Come to a Complimentary Information Session

Learn more about becoming a business leader at a CPA Information Sessions

If you're a college or university student you can sign up for a campus event today.

Earning Potential

A CPA designation gives you the competitive advantage you need for a prosperous and fulfilling career, in Canada or abroad. CPAs also experience resiliency during tough economic times. And you can command a competitive salary that reflects your valuable skill set.

Here's an idea of the top-tier roles CPAs hold in their organizations, across industries*:

Average CPA Compensation by Industry Type

*Average Annual Compensation. Source: 2015 CPA Professional Compensation Study

The Value of a CPA Designation