Pre-approved practical experience program directory

Many accounting firms and some large organizations have established a pre-approved practical experience program with the Order where the trainees’ tasks are reviewed prior to their arrival. A training principal, a CPA member, is responsible for assigning candidates into the pre-approved tasks of the program.

To assist you in your job search, the Order has put together a pre-approved practical experience program directory. Remember that you can do a period of practical experience in any organization in Canada, whether or not it has a pre-approved program.

Note: : If you wish to obtain a CPA auditor permit and the firm you are looking for is not listed in the directory, write to

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Number of employers by region
Abitibi-Temiscamingue 15
Bas-Saint-Laurent 22
Capitale-Nationale 40
Central Quebec 11
Chaudière-Appalaches 25
Côte-Nord 4
Estrie 12
Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine 9
Lanaudière 20
Laurentians 19
Laval 19
Mauricie 16
Montérégie 59
Montreal 79
Northern Quebec 2
Outaouais 7
Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean 21
Number of employers by type of practical experience
Firm – CPA designation 3
Firm – CPA auditor designation 295
Firm – CPA and CPA auditor designations 64
Business – CPA designation 19