CPA Awards of Excellence

The CPA Awards of Excellence pay tribute to the men and women who contribute to the visibility of the profession through the significance and impact of their achievements and are acknowledged for their ongoing leadership, dynamism and community involvement. 

CPA Awards of Excellence - Community, Leadership, Rising star and Young professional

Members do not have to submit a nomination file for the CPA Awards of Excellence. Only the recipients of regional CPA awards are selectedas finalists in these categories.

The recipients of CPA Awards of Excellence are selected based on:
  • their professional and community achievements;
  • their determination and their dynamism;
  • their innovativeness.


CPA who has distinguished him or herself through volunteer work for NPOs or charities

Corresponding regional CPA award 

Rising star

CPA who obtained his or her accounting designation less than 2 years earlier

Corresponding regional CPA award



CPA who holds an accounting designation for more than 12 years

Corresponding regional CPA award 

Young professional

CPA who has held an accounting designation for more than 2 years and less than 12 years

Corresponding regional CPA award 

CPA Awards of Excellence - Meritorious Service and Person of the Year

Members do not have to submit a nomination file for the CPA Awards of Excellence. The Order is always on the lookout among its members for potential candidates for these awards categories. However, if you know a CPA whose profile matches the criteria for one of these awards, we invite you to fill out the nomination proposal form [PDF] and return it by email at

Meritorious Service

CPA whose dedication and commitment to volunteer work has made an outstanding contribution to the profession and who has actively participated in the committees or working groups of the Order, CPA Canada or regional groups

Person of the Year

CPA whose name and professional designation are associated with a project or an issue relating to the economy, politics, culture or sports and who has received media coverage in the last year


Read about these CPAs who promote the excellence of the profession.