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Pathway to Canadian CPA for U.S. CPAs



No Additional Exams

U.S. CPAs can hold CPA Canada certification without additional exams.

CPA Canada Requirements:

  • 1. Pass all 4 CPA exams
  • 2. 150 credit hours from an accredited institute under NASBA.
  • 3. 2+ years of relevant experience


Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

From January 1, 2018, MRA has been established between

  • 1. All Canadian CPA bodies
  • 2. International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB), representing AICPA and NASBA.

How to obtain the Canada CPA designation?

  • 1

    Confirm that you are a U.S. CPA

  • 2

    Listing all relevant experience

  • 3

    Submit the documents that are needed

  • 4

    Then obtain Canadian CPA credential



CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) who are, or have been Canadian residents have to meet certain additional requirements.


Applicants who wrote one or more than one parts of the Uniform CPA examination with either of the following situations given below have to meet additional requirements:


  • 1

    Either a resident of Canada

  • 2

    After they returned as a resident to Canada

  • 3

    After they became a resident to Canada



Apart from the eligibility requirements mentioned above, if candidates have obtained either of these:



Roadmap to CPA Canada Offering


Help you attain the CPA Canada designation
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Guide every step during the process

Pathway to Canadian CPA for non - CA/CPA

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Salary for CPA Canada

According to Payscale, the average salary of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Canada is C$61,708.



US CPA Exam to Test in Canada

NASBA and AICPA administered the US CPA exam in Canada at approved CPA Prometric test locations/centers. The Canadian CPA aspirants/students may schedule to take the US CPA exam in approved Prometric locations in Canada from December 8 2020.


For complete details about CPA exam in Canada and CPA Canada requirements for international students click here



10 Provinces and 3 Territories for CPA Canada

The Canadian CPA is regulated in 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.

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FAQ's - CPA Canada


CPA Canada is also known as Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. It is basically the national organization that represents the Canadian accounting profession through the unification of the three biggest accounting organizations: CMA Canada, CGA Canada, & CICA. Canada made a big decision by merging its accounting qualifications - CA, CMA, CGA into one big ‘CPA’.

CPA Canada is one of the prestigious accounting organizations globally and is immensely respected in the business, government and non-profit sectors.


U.S. CPAs can hold CPA Canada certification without additional exams.

CPA Canada Requirements:

  • Pass all 4 CPA exams
  • 150 credit hours from an accredited institute under NASBA.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience

From January 1, 2018, Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) has been established between

  • All Canadian CPA bodies
  • International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB), representing AICPA and NASBA.

According to Payscale, the average salary of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Canada is C$61,708.


  • Confirm that you are a U.S. CPA
  • Listing all relevant experience
  • Submit the documents that are needed
  • Then obtain Canadian CPA credential