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CRA Work Experience Qualifies Toward CGA Designation 


Important Notice 

Merger Update for Students Wishing to Apply to the CGA Program 

 See the Agreement Relating to the Certification of CRA Employees by CGA-Canada and the list of CRA positions that satisfy CGA-Canada’s requirements for professional level experience[PDF 45 KB]

In May 2008 CGA-Canada signed an agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that provides CRA employees with an opportunity to pre-qualify their work experience as an integral component in obtaining the CGA designation.

Through the terms of the Agreement, CGA students employed by CRA are provided a high level of assurance that they will be positioned to acquire the professional experiences they need to meet CGA’s practical experience standard. Further, it offers greater clarity of the diversity of career paths that CGA students can obtain through employment with CRA.

The route to the CGA designation consists of a broadly based education program, national examinations, professional practical experience, mandatory continuing professional development and adherence to the CGA Code of Ethics. With this solid background, CGAs will improve the skills and competencies demonstrated within the CRA workforce.

The Agreement sets out the terms, conditions and processes that allow CRA employees enrolled in the CGA Program of Professional Studies to acquire and demonstrate the professional competencies they need to meet CGA’s experience standard for certification.


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