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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

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1-800-387-0735

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) is the governing body for chartered professional accountants in Ontario. With the proclamation of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Act, 2017, effective May 17, 2017, The Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, are amalgamated and continued as Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of CPA Ontario to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a chartered professional accountant in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2018

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2018

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPA in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,4623014764305,453
Applicants who became members2,2132639427602,846

2017

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2017

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPA in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,1172465046904,882
Applicants who became members1,9752613226202,530

Quick Facts

Number of Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario92,079
Number of Internationally Trained Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario3,249

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2018

Ontario84,942
Other Canadian Provinces3,888
USA597
Other International2,652
Unknown0
Total92,079
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)4%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario, 2018

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberU.K.
Third Largest NumberPakistan
Fourth Largest NumberPhilippines
Fifth Largest NumberNigeria
Number of Applicants933

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Attorney General. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact CPA Ontario for further information about your ability to practise as a chartered professional accountant in Ontario.