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General information

Important: If you wish to hold the dual designation (in force until May 2022), you must complete your entire period of practical experience by August 31, 2018.

The purpose of the training period is to provide candidates for the practice of the profession (CPP) with appropriate supervision in a professional practice context conducive to the attainment of the following objectives:

  • the application and enhancement of theoretical knowledge and technical expertise;
  • the exercise and development of judgment, initiative and administrative abilities;
  • the development of integrity and independence, responsiveness to client needs and the ability to identify critical issues;
  • the enhancement of interpersonal communication and professional skills.

Their many contacts with different clients and business leaders help CPPs attain these objectives. The training period allows CPPs to improve their interpersonal and professional skills. It also enables them to develop an interest in one of the many fields of practice and to make an informed career choice.

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Two types of training periods are available to you:

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As a CPA candidate, you can take advantage of a recruitment process overseen by participating accounting firms, university placement services and CPA Student committees. For more information, please visit the CPA Order website. You can also visit the pre-approved practical experience program directory of the CPA Order.

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