Practical Experience Routes

The CPA program is built with flexibility in mind and provides a number of options for gaining your practical experience!

The required 30 months of relevant practical experience form a critical component of the CPA pre-certification program. There are two routes to having CPA practical experience evaluated. Both routes are equally rigorous in their assessments of the development of required competencies.

The Pre-approved program route (PPR) has positions or programs with employers that have already been reviewed and approved by the profession, thus the reporting process for future CPAs is streamlined. The Experience verification route (EVR) requires future CPAs to record details, via our practical experience reporting tool (PERT), about their employer, their role, and the specific duties they are performing. They will also be required to self-assess their level of proficiency and progression.

Find a CPA Pre-Approved Program Route Office in your Area

The following list includes those employers who are approved by CPA Newfoundland and Labrador as CPA Pre-Approved Program Route (PPR) offices. These employers offer structured training positions with a sufficient range of progressively complex assignments, increasing responsibility, and ensure coverage of the technical and enabling competencies to meet the CPA practical experience requirements.

CPA NL Pre-Approved Program Employers:

  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Bonnell Cole Janes
  • Byron D. Smith, CPA
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Deloitte
  • Derrick R. Drodge, CPA
  • Douglas Kirby Professional Corporation
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Feltham & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Fred Earle, Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Office of the Comptroller General
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Harris Ryan Chartered Professional Accountants
  • J Pike & Company
  • John F. Morgan, CPA
  • Johnson Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Office of the Auditor General of Newfoundland
  • Pearl R. Lee, CPA
  • Pinsent & Associates, CPA's
  • Power Boland
  • PAL Aerospace Ltd.
  • PwC
  • Quinlan & Taylor CPA Professional Corporation
  • Smith, Bussey, Muir
  • Winsor Coombs Chartered Professional Accountants

For more information on practical experience requirements for CPA candidates, please click here or contact Lorraine Prenevost, CPA, CMA, Manager, Practical Experience, at: lprenevost@cpaatlantic.ca.