CPA Certification Pathway

Take your accounting skills to the next level with our Business - Accounting pathway, and get closer to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). To qualify for the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), you'll need a degree and 120-credit hours or equivalent of education.

Once you've completed your two-year Business - Accounting diploma program and achieved a solid GPA (3.3+), you can continue your education at Algoma University. In just two more years, you'll earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

By successfully finishing both the diploma and degree programs and meeting the minimum grade requirement, you'll have completed the 14 preparatory courses needed for admission into the CPA PEP Program. Get ready to level up your accounting career!

CPA Graphic showing requirements and path to CPA with Sault College's Business - Accounting diploma program

Click here to learn more about the Credit Transfer Policy with the CPA Path.

To learn more about Chartered Professional Accountants in Ontario,   visit the CPA Ontario website.


What Can I Do With My CPA Designation?

CPAs work in all industries and there are so many companies that are in search of CPAs. As a CPA you are recognized internationally and can work anywhere in the world. 

 CPAs hold leadership roles in their organizations and industries.  Annually, you can find the average salary at $99,000 in your first three years, $165,000 at 10-14 years, and $260,000   at 25+ years.

Salaries will be dependent on the employment you attain, with salaries ranging from lowest to highest  respectively, as Auditor, Analyst, Consultant, Director, Controller, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and President and/or CEO.

Average Annual Compensation sourced from the 2021 CPA Member Compensation Study: Ontario Summer Report


To learn more about Chartered Professional Accountants in Ontario,   visit the CPA Ontario website.


Post-Secondary Ambassador Program (PSAP)

What is PSAP? 

PSAP is CPA Ontario’s Post-Secondary Ambassador Program.

Who can join PSAP?

Membership is open to all undergraduate students in Ontario colleges and universities. It provides members with exclusive access to networking, conferences, mentorship, employer events and more, through its 3 pillars: Inspire, Develop, Connect.  

Is there an application?

No! All that is required is a $10/year membership.   Click here to join PSAP.


Explore our Business - Accounting Program

If you're all about crunching numbers, then our Business - Accounting program  is for you. In just two years, you'll dive into the world of accounting practices and business essentials  that will set you up for success in today's business world.   From  mastering bookkeeping to tackling personal income tax returns and online financial statements, you'll  gain practical skills  and expand your knowledge of important business concepts. Our instructors stay up-to-date with the latest accounting trends, so you'll be ready to crush it after graduation.  And the icing on the cake - our 2+2 pathways to a degree with partnering universities  let you earn a diploma and degree in just four years.

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