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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Phone  
1-800-387-0735


C
hartered 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.


 2020

2019

Accountants_2020-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPA in 2020
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,304
185
97
997
05,583
Applicants who became members2,479
176
76
657
0
3,388

 2019

2019

Accountants_2019-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPA in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,294263971,00005,654
Applicants who became members2,2832918166203,317

 2018

2018

Accountants_2018-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report.pdf

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

2017

Accountants_2017-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report.pdf

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​​

 2016 and prior

​Quick Facts

Number of Accountants
96,348
Number of Internationally Trained Accountants
4,584

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


Location of Training, 2020

Ontario87,784
Other Canadian Provinces4,016
USA690
Other International3,858
Unknown0
Total96,348
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)4.75%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Accountants, 2020

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberUnited Kingdom
Third Largest NumberPhilippines​
Fourth Largest NumberPakistan
Fifth Largest NumberNigeria
Number of Applicants1,304​

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.

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