Practical experience outside Quebec

A period of practical experience can take place in a Canadian province other than Quebec provided it meets the CPA competency requirements and it is completed at an employer accredited by the province where practical experience takes place.

For practical experience outside Canada, candidates can have up to eight months of experience recognized. The period of practical experience must meet the following two conditions:

  • Meet the Order’s requirements and enable the candidate to develop the CPA competencies.
  • Take place under the supervision of a CPA mentor.

Before the period of practical experience can begin (even in the case of a pre-approved program ), the candidate and the employer must confirm with the Order that it is a qualifying position.