I am an internationally trained accountant

As a first step, it’s recommended you contact your regional CPA Student Recruitment Advisor. They will help you begin to chart your path to the CPA designation, and find out exactly what documents you need to submit to have your transcripts properly evaluated to determine your eligibility for CPA programming.

To help you prepare for this first step, here are some things to consider:

  • See if your designation is an IFAC member
  • See the relationship between your designation and CPA Canada (this will help answer the two questions below).
  • Is your designation recognized by IFAC but there is not an MRA, RMA or MOU with CPA Canada?
  • Is your designation recognized by IFAC and there is an MRA, RMA or MOU with CPA Canada?

If you are an IFAC member with an MRA or RMA with CPA Canada, then you are considered a designated professional accountants. As such, these individuals are seeking admission to provincial membership, and can contact the provincial CPA for more details.

If you are an IFAC member with an MOU, you are eligible to received advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Contact your regional Student Recruitment Advisor for more detail.

For those IFAC members without an MRA, RMA or MOU you may be eligible for admission directly to the CPA Professional Education Program. Contact your regional Student Recruitment Advisor for more detail.