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Support for your CPA journey

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When you join one of our pre-approved programs, we support you at every step on your journey to becoming a CPA. With us, you won’t have to go through it alone—we’ll work together to provide you every opportunity for success. Students who have been through our program have a track record of outperforming the national average on the CPA exams.

Navigating the provincial CPA requirements can be tricky, but our CPA Centre of Excellence team is there to help you stay on top of them, whether you’re registering for your modules and exams or completing your practical experience reports. We care that your CPA experience is an excellent one. Here are some of the ways we’ll help you:

Practical experience

  • Our pre-approved programs take the guesswork out of completing your practical experience. We make sure your program provides the opportunity to develop all the required competencies.
  • Your career coach also serves as your CPA mentor, helping to monitor your competency development and progression.

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Fees, support and time off

  • We provide financial support for CPA professional education program costs, student registration fees and annual membership dues.
  • The exams require hard work and dedication, so we set paid and unpaid time aside for you to focus on your studies and write your exams.

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CFE support

  • Our in-house CFE program helps you develop case-writing skills and prepares you to pass the CFE.
  • Practice cases are marked by professional markers, with personalized feedback and personal report cards to help you chart your progress.
  • A recent successful CFE writer from your office will mentor you, providing guidance and support as you prepare to write the exam.
  • Our study plans provide a plan of attack during study leave.
  • Study leave resource site with tips for making the most of your study leave.

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Rewards and recognition

  • Congrats! You get paid days off to recognize your achievement once you pass the CFE.
  • Bonuses are awarded for National and Regional Gold Medallists and placement on the National Honour Roll.
  • We’ll all celebrate your success when you achieve this important milestone in your career.

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What our people say

Hear from some successful CPA program participants:

“Working at PwC Canada has helped develop my technical and enabling skills, which was key to my success in the CPA program. The mentorship program and peer support available gave me the resources and guidance necessary to overcome study challenges, and ultimately be prepared for the CFE, learning from others experiences.”

Tyler Yassin, Gold medallist for Western Canada, 2019 CFE

“PwC Canada mentorship definitely played a part in my success on the CFE. What I liked most was having a mentor who had gone through the same process and understood what I was going through. Furthermore, knowing that I had someone to ask questions, tips and tricks gave me confidence in the preparation of the CFE. Finally, all the extra cases with personalized feedback helped me to improve my case writing skills.”

Wendy Raboud, Successfully wrote CFE in 2019

“The PwC Canada CPA program was invaluable when it came to preparing for the CFE. From the first day of onboarding, right up until the CFE they guided us through the complex requirements and timelines that we needed to meet in order to qualify to write the CFE. Furthermore, when it came to writing the CFE, the experience I gained during my time at PwC Canada was invaluable. During the exam, I was easily able to address many of the assessment opportunities as the topics covered were things I would normally deal with on a day to day basis at the firm.”

Andrew Giles, CPA Canada National Honour Roll, 2019 CFE

“Having PwC Canada alongside me during CFE leave was key to passing the exam. My study group of colleagues kept me motivated and focused while my mentor provided the emotional support and detailed technical feedback through additional marked cases and one-on-one meetings to gauge how I was feeling as well as walkthroughs of my weaker technical concepts. We received guidance and exam writing tips from all levels of the firm as well as dedicated case-writing training days to help us mentally prepare for the CFE. PwC Canada's in-house CFE team demonstrated incredible support throughout my CFE preparation.”

Henie Tse, CPA Canada National Honour Roll, 2019 CFE