CGA Program of Professional Studies
The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada is a professional association representing over 71,000 members and students in Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, and China. Internationally recognized, CGA Canada is a full partner of the leading accounting standards organizations.
CGA members and students are represented nationally through CGA Canada and regionally by the provincial and territorial affiliates. The Certified General Accountants Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is the provincial authority responsible for supporting over 500 members and students.
CGA is the fastest-growing accounting designation in Canada. The quality of our program, on-the-job industry training, and flexible course delivery match the needs of students and the market. CGAs are everywhere in business and they're there for one reason - to make it better.
CGAs are part of a select group of financial professionals who occupy key positions wherever Canadians do business.
CGAs operate accounting firms, providing tax and financial advice to individuals and businesses of all sizes, as well as work in top-level positions in industry, commerce, academia, and government.
As trusted accounting professionals, CGAs offer the highest standards of expertise in taxation, finance, information technology, and strategic business management, and are in demand in Canada and overseas. Because the CGA designation is recognized across Canada, CGAs and students have considerable job mobility.
The CGA Program of Professional Studies, available across Canada and at educational centres around the world, provides incredible flexibility for today’s aspiring professional, enabling students to obtain a professional accounting designation while continuing to work at a full-time career.
Surveys show that CGAs command top salaries, and there is also nearly full employment among them. And more opportunities are continually arising as many CGAs near the age of retirement.