Greater Rewards

The CPA designation can take you from the beginning of your career to the top position in any type of organization, in any sector of the economy

A REWARDING FUTURE

A CPA designation can help ensure a high starting salary and opportunities for advancement over time. According to the CPA Profession Compensation Survey, the mean average compensation of Canada’s professional accountants in all working sectors, age ranges and regions in the country was $141,000. CPAs employed in industry topped the compensation list with an average of $163,000, followed by professional services at $142,000. CPAs in mining, and oil and gas led most sectors with mean averages of $194,000 and $203,000, respectively.

From June to September 2013, provincial accounting bodies and CPA Canada conducted a compensation survey of Chartered Professional Accountants and members of provincial accounting bodies actively pursuing unification during the survey period (collectively referred to as professional accountants in the report).

Click on the following link to access the report and gain further insight into the rewards of becoming a CPA:

2013 CPA Profession Compensation Survey Report

2015 CPA Canada Interactive Professional Compensation Study

AVERAGE MEAN SALARY RESULTS IN THE ATLANTIC REGION

NEW BRUNSWICK

  • Saint John $125,000
  • Fredericton $97,000
  • Moncton $103,000
  • Rest of New Brunswick $114,000

NOVA SCOTIA

  • Halifax $186,000
  • Rest of Nova Scotia $142,000

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

  • Charlottetown $92,000
  • Rest of PEI  (no available data)

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

  • St. Johns $120,000
  • Rest of Newfoundland and Labrador (no available data)

ADDITIONAL PERKS OF BEING A CPA

CPA members enjoy access to a savings program that includes a number of companies and organizations. Here's a sneak peak of a few companies happy to do business with CPAs:

  • Starwood Hotels
  • Mont Tremblant Resort
  • American Express
  • CPA Research Plus
  • The Globe & Mail
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Park’n Fly
  • Porter Airlines
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Hyundai
  • Lenovo
  • Via Rail
  • FedEx
  • Nita Lake Lodge
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Hertz

For more information on CPA Membership rewards, please visit CPAcanada.ca