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nekeol

Champion Member
Nov 7, 2012
2,507
135
Waterloo region, Ontario
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London/Abu Dhabi
NOC Code......
1111 Accountant
App. Filed.......
25/9/2011
Doc's Request.
21/11/12
Nomination.....
Not Applicable
IELTS Request
Submitted with Application
Med's Request
19/12/2013, after BGC
Med's Done....
7/1/2014
Interview........
Exempt
Passport Req..
02/02/2014 - DM 11/2/14
VISA ISSUED...
14/02/2014
LANDED..........
Alhamdolillah Landed July 2014/Citizenship Applied in JAN 2018

nekeol

Champion Member
Nov 7, 2012
2,507
135
Waterloo region, Ontario
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London/Abu Dhabi
NOC Code......
1111 Accountant
App. Filed.......
25/9/2011
Doc's Request.
21/11/12
Nomination.....
Not Applicable
IELTS Request
Submitted with Application
Med's Request
19/12/2013, after BGC
Med's Done....
7/1/2014
Interview........
Exempt
Passport Req..
02/02/2014 - DM 11/2/14
VISA ISSUED...
14/02/2014
LANDED..........
Alhamdolillah Landed July 2014/Citizenship Applied in JAN 2018
Subject to subject WES evaluation is required to claim exemptions from CPA canada
 

nekeol

Champion Member
Nov 7, 2012
2,507
135
Waterloo region, Ontario
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London/Abu Dhabi
NOC Code......
1111 Accountant
App. Filed.......
25/9/2011
Doc's Request.
21/11/12
Nomination.....
Not Applicable
IELTS Request
Submitted with Application
Med's Request
19/12/2013, after BGC
Med's Done....
7/1/2014
Interview........
Exempt
Passport Req..
02/02/2014 - DM 11/2/14
VISA ISSUED...
14/02/2014
LANDED..........
Alhamdolillah Landed July 2014/Citizenship Applied in JAN 2018
reqgular WES assessment is for immigration purposes so that is not accepted by CPA, only subject to subject and paper to paper WES evalutation is accepted for the CPA and universities admission in Canada
 

nekeol

Champion Member
Nov 7, 2012
2,507
135
Waterloo region, Ontario
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London/Abu Dhabi
NOC Code......
1111 Accountant
App. Filed.......
25/9/2011
Doc's Request.
21/11/12
Nomination.....
Not Applicable
IELTS Request
Submitted with Application
Med's Request
19/12/2013, after BGC
Med's Done....
7/1/2014
Interview........
Exempt
Passport Req..
02/02/2014 - DM 11/2/14
VISA ISSUED...
14/02/2014
LANDED..........
Alhamdolillah Landed July 2014/Citizenship Applied in JAN 2018
Member of an Accounting Body Outside Canada
If you are a member in good standing with an accounting body outside Canada you may be eligible to register with CPA Ontario as a student.


Registration Eligibility

In order to qualify for student registration you must be a member in good standing with:

or

  • A professional or regulatory body or authority for accountants or auditors in a country other than Canada that has been established by statute to qualify, certify, regulate, license or authorize individuals to practise as accountants or auditors in that country.

Program Requirements

You are eligible for automatic exemptions from CPA PEP if you have a university degree and/or a minimum number of years of experience.

If you have a university degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience or no university degree and a minimum of eight years of relevant experience, you are automatically exempt from CPA Ontario's preparatory courses. Prior to being eligible for admission to membership, you will be required to successfully complete the following:

  • Challenge the examinations of Core 1 and Core 2 Modules;
  • Challenge the examinations of two Elective Modules;
  • Capstone 1 Module;
  • Capstone 2 Module;
  • The Common Final Examination; and
  • 30 months of prescribed practical experience.
If you do not have a university degree and less than eight years of relevant experience, you are automatically exempt from CPA Ontario’s preparatory courses and will be required to successfully complete the following prior to being eligible for admission to membership:

  • Core 1 and Core 2 Modules and examinations;
  • Two Elective Modules and examinations;
  • Capstone 1 Module;
  • Capstone 2 Module;
  • The Common Final Examination; and
  • 30 months of prescribed practical experience.

Practical Experience Requirement

Students registered under the Accounting Body Outside Canada category may apply for a full or partial exemption from the prescribed practical experience requirement by submitting a Practical Experience Certificate for Internationally Trained Candidates for each of your former employers and your current employer. Appropriate third-party verification is required. Your experience will be assessed within eight to twelve weeks of your student registration being approved.

Learn more about the CPA PEP.


How to Register

  1. Complete the International Candidate Application Form;
  2. Send a request to your accounting body to complete and submit the Certification of Membership Form (Appendix I of the International Candidate Application Form contains this form);
  3. Complete the International Candidate - Application for Registration Form 6-1A;
  4. Fee Remittance - see details below;
  5. Sign and date CPA Ontario’s Academic Code of Conduct;
  6. Submit proof of legal name; satisfactory evidence of legal name includes a copy of any one of the following: birth certificate or equivalent government-issued documentation, passport, both sides of a Canadian citizenship certificate card, both sides of a Permanent Resident card, or landed immigrant papers. If the name under which you are applying to register is different from that which appears on the document submitted as proof of legal name, a copy of the document supporting the change of legal name, endorsed with “this is a certified true copy” signed and dated, is required;
  7. Submit a chronological résumé; and
  8. Submit a letter(s) of good standing from all other professional accounting bodies in which you hold membership.
In addition to the above documentation, if you have a university degree, please submit your official transcripts showing conferral of a degree in order to determine whether or not you are eligible for automatic exemptions. See Admission to Membership for more information.


Submission Instructions

All documentation must be provided in English. You are responsible to have documents officially translated if necessary. Your application will not be considered complete until all information and documentation has been received. It is your responsibility to ensure the application is complete and accurate and is received by the Registrar.

Submit your application via email or regular mail. Information completed via affidavit and containing a notary or commissioner stamp or seal must be submitted in original form by regular mail.

ITAregistration@cpaontario.ca

CPA Ontario
69 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1B3
Attention: Registrar’s Office

Upon receipt of your complete application, you will be informed within four to six weeks of the Registrar’s decision.


Fees

If you are applying to register as a student, you are required to submit fees with your application. The fee is prorated based on when your application is submitted and includes HST. The fee can be paid by credit card or by cheque made payable to Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

If you submit your application between January 1 to June 30:

$125.00

Initial Administration Fee*

$600.00

Annual Student Fee

$725.00

Total Registration Fee
(before taxes)

$16.25

Taxes on Initial Administration Fee
(HST#10750 8525)*

$78.00

Taxes on Annual Student Fee
(HST#10750 8525)

$819.25

Total Registration Fee Due


If you submit your application between July 1 to December 31:

$125.00

Initial Administration Fee*

$300.00

Annual Student Fee

$425.00

Total Registration Fee before Taxes

$16.25

Taxes on Initial Administration Fee (HST#10750 8525)*

$39.00

Taxes on Annual Student Fee (HST#10750 8525)

$480.25

Total Administration Fee due

*The Initial Administration Fee plus applicable taxes is non-refundable.

Please note that the Annual Student Fee is an annual fee covering the period of January 1 to December 31 each year. All students are required to pay the fee in order to maintain their student registration in good standing.

A complete listing of dues, including module and examination fees, can be found in the Schedule of Dues in Regulation 4-2: Dues.


CPA Ontario's Academic Code of Conduct

You will be required to file a declaration of acknowledgement of, and agreement to abide by, CPA Ontario’s Academic Code of Conduct.


Appeal Rights

A decision of the Registrar not to register or reregister an individual as a student or to deregister a student may be appealed by the individual or student to the Membership Committee. The parties to an appeal are the individual appealing and the Registrar. The appeal shall be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice and Procedure. The decision of the Membership Committee is final.

Decisions relating to exemption from the prescribed practical experience requirement are eligible for a review. Reviews of these decisions may take place upon request and if additional or new information is provided.

For more information please contact ITAregistration@cpaontario.ca
 

bobocan

Member
Mar 11, 2016
12
1
Hello Everyone,

I am B.Com in Accounting and Finance and M.Com in Accounting From Mumbai, India. I have 6 years of full time work experience in accounting.

Can anybody please guide me :

1. The CPA process
2. Will i be required to go through CPA-PREP?
3. Can my WES credential for my above mentioned qualifications be considered by CPA Ontario?
4. How and what procedures can i start for CPA before landing in Canada.
Your first step is contacting the CPA board in your province. I was in Canada but when I first thought about CPA my status was visitor, I couldn't start anything.
 

pointers

Full Member
Oct 24, 2016
24
0
I am a qualified Cost and Management Accountant (FCMA) and BSc. from Pakistan and working in UAE as an Accountant since 10 years. I got my PR and planning to move permanently to Canada. Kindly guide me for appropriate qualification that I can get in UAE so I may be able to get good job in Canada,
 

farooqacma

Star Member
May 23, 2014
54
1
121
Pakistan
Category........
Visa Office......
London Visa Office (LVO)
NOC Code......
4151
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
21-10-2014
Doc's Request.
Sent all docs at once
Nomination.....
19-02-2015 (PER)
AOR Received.
13-01-2015 (SLU)
IELTS Request
Submitted with Application
File Transfer...
20-01-2015 (TLU)
Med's Request
8-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-9-2015
Interview........
waived off
Passport Req..
Received on 17 November 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Visa Issued 1st December 2015
LANDED..........
Landed 24 December 2015
I am a qualified Cost and Management Accountant (FCMA) and BSc. from Pakistan and working in UAE as an Accountant since 10 years. I got my PR and planning to move permanently to Canada. Kindly guide me for appropriate qualification that I can get in UAE so I may be able to get good job in Canada,
Hi there,

I am also CMA from Pakistan and currently studying CPA Alberta after obtaining certain exemptions. I have around 13 years experience in Pakistan and immigrated here in December 2015 but thought now to kick off CPA lately.

On the basis of ICMAP, you will be granted exemptions from Full 14 courses of Prep and in PEP you will be eligible to challenge Core 1, 2, Elective 1 and 2 instantly without attending courses and workshops and submitting ANY assignments at all. You have to attend courses for Capstone 1 and 2 and then CFE. Meanwhile CPA will evaluate your experience to fulfill the 30 months requirements and then you will have CPA designation.

Please keep in mind that any other designations obtained on the basis of ICMAP will be discredited all together and CPA will evaluate you on the basis of ICMAP only.

Job market for brown accountants is extremely challenging especially from countries like ours, it does not mean that no one from us do not get jobs, you know like every where in the world or specially the third world, references and contacts are VERY important to have a job other wise you would land on a survival job. You gotta have very less expectations other wise will be disappointed.

In spite of having Oil and Gas Accounting experience and financial sector accounting experience here in Canada im still doing survival jobs to earn my bread and butter here. Applied more that 200 resume but no response yet.

So Good Luck for you. You should give your luck a try.
 

Jakev

Champion Member
Sep 22, 2017
1,008
429
NOC Code......
0114 and 0125
AOR Received.
14-11-2017
Hi there,

I am also CMA from Pakistan and currently studying CPA Alberta after obtaining certain exemptions. I have around 13 years experience in Pakistan and immigrated here in December 2015 but thought now to kick off CPA lately.

On the basis of ICMAP, you will be granted exemptions from Full 14 courses of Prep and in PEP you will be eligible to challenge Core 1, 2, Elective 1 and 2 instantly without attending courses and workshops and submitting ANY assignments at all. You have to attend courses for Capstone 1 and 2 and then CFE. Meanwhile CPA will evaluate your experience to fulfill the 30 months requirements and then you will have CPA designation.

Please keep in mind that any other designations obtained on the basis of ICMAP will be discredited all together and CPA will evaluate you on the basis of ICMAP only.

Job market for brown accountants is extremely challenging especially from countries like ours, it does not mean that no one from us do not get jobs, you know like every where in the world or specially the third world, references and contacts are VERY important to have a job other wise you would land on a survival job. You gotta have very less expectations other wise will be disappointed.

In spite of having Oil and Gas Accounting experience and financial sector accounting experience here in Canada im still doing survival jobs to earn my bread and butter here. Applied more that 200 resume but no response yet.

So Good Luck for you. You should give your luck a try.
Sorry to hear your story- get to Toronto as jobs are plentiful here.
 

anidxb

Newbie
Apr 6, 2017
5
0
Hi

Has anyone done the CPA Canada Ontario Non core course Information Technology or any other?

It is my first course and I am looking for some guidance.
 

nishant872

Full Member
May 28, 2018
46
5
Can someone explain the CPA Canada course structure? for e.g. In India we have PE-I, PE II and Final CA all written exams. Similarly how CPA Canada works
 

pointers

Full Member
Oct 24, 2016
24
0
Hi
If you get exemptions F1 to F9 of ACCA through ACCA mutual agreement with ICMAP then clear remaining exams of ACCA, will it be OK to get CPA Canada membership or you need to clear all ACCA papers through exams.

Kindly guide.
 

trumprefugee

Hero Member
Jun 6, 2017
972
2,561
Ottawa, ON
Category........
PNP
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2172
App. Filed.......
06-01-2018
Nomination.....
19-12-2017
AOR Received.
07-01-2018
IELTS Request
24-06-2017
Med's Done....
05-01-2018
Passport Req..
09-03-2018
VISA ISSUED...
02-04-2018
LANDED..........
28-05-2018
Did anyone else here apply for Ontario CPA and get asked to have two character references completed on your behalf by two other Canadian CPAs who have known you for more than a year? How do you find these references if you're not working in the industry with Canadian CPAs and have been in Canada for under a year?
 

rheac200700

Member
Aug 19, 2020
10
0
Hi I’m interested in doing CPA Canada after I finish my ACCA exams and was wondering if this is possible? Is there a specific institute in Canada which I can apply to for doing the CPA course? If yes, then how long is the course approximately? Or do I have to get work experience first in order to get CPA?
 

PhdStream

Hero Member
Aug 7, 2013
869
164
Hi I’m interested in doing CPA Canada after I finish my ACCA exams and was wondering if this is possible? Is there a specific institute in Canada which I can apply to for doing the CPA course? If yes, then how long is the course approximately? Or do I have to get work experience first in order to get CPA?
If you mean to get CPA Canada once you are an ACCA members, then go through the below links.

Process for ACCA Members - CPA Canada

FAQs for CPA and ACCA members - CPA Canada

General notice to CPA and ACCA members - CPA Canada

If you mean to get CPA Canada once you complete only exams, i.e., an affiliated member, then you have to see the requirement for individual provincial CPA body. In Ontario, you start from accessing your transcript (https://www.cpaontario.ca/become-a-cpa/international-transcript-assessment), based on your education and ACCA exams history, they'll let you know what you are exempted of and not. That would be your starting point, which determines what, how and from where to prepare for.
 
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