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Become a CPA

If you are an accountant and a member of a professional accounting body outside Canada, you may be eligible to become a CPA in Ontario.

CPA Ontario unified CAs, CGAs and CMAs as one single, strong profession under the banner of Chartered Professional Accountants. We continue to honour the Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and other agreements in place with each legacy body.

Further information on the eligibility requirements and how to apply CPA Ontario is available by clicking on each accounting body.

FUNDING AND RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS

There are several organizations that provide funding and resources to newcomers seeking to have their foreign credentials recognized in Canada. 

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REGISTERING WITH CPA ONTARIO

You can apply based on your membership in another accounting body before you immigrate to Canada.

INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS

If you are not a member of an accounting body but have attended a post-secondary institution outside Canada and have completed a minimum of one year of study, please visit Get Started.

THE CPA DESIGNATION

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Act, restricts use of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified General Accountant (CGA) designations in the Province of Ontario to members of CPA Ontario. Applicants will be granted the right to use the applicable designation(s) upon admission to membership.

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