Becoming a CA
Deciding to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) means you have chosen the role of a trusted professional, known for technical excellence, integrity, objectivity and a commitment to the public interest.
Canadian trained accountants
- How to become a CA: As a Canadian university student, you will require a combination of education, experience, and evaluation - these three elements ensure that, when you earn your CA designation, you will have acquired all the competencies that the marketplace demands from a Chartered Accountant.
- Registered CA students: For CA students who are currently enrolled in a regional delivery program, the CA Training Office website has information on CA competencies and practical experience requirements.
- The Uniform Evaluation (UFE): All Canadian trained CAs must pass the profession's three-day Uniform Evaluation (UFE).
Internationally trained accountants
- The pathways website has been designed for internationally trained accountants to help them determine what steps to follow to become a CA in Canada.
- The CICA recognizes 14 international accounting bodies whose members are recommended for exemption from the Uniform Evaluation (UFE). In addition reciprocal membership arrangements have been signed with two accounting bodies.
- International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB) assesses the admission standards of international accounting bodies and recommends to the provincial institutes of Chartered Accountants in Canada whether - and under what conditions – members of these bodies may become Canadian CAs based on their international qualifications.
Resources for employers and academics
- Employers of CA students: The CA training office was created to help ensure that CA students develop into the leaders your business needs.
- Employers of internationally trained accountants: The Pathways website will help your internationally trained accountants learn how to become Canadian CAs.
- CA academics: Find useful information to help teach your course.