About CPA

CPA Atlantic School of Business promotes and delivers the CPA Pre-certification programs in Atlantic Canada and Bermuda.

Our mission

On behalf of the CPA profession, the CPA Atlantic School of Business attracts, educates, and develops future globally respected business and accounting professionals.

Our Vision

Creating future CPAs as global business and accounting professionals.

The Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) credential is the pre-eminent, globally respected business and accounting designation. It represents highly qualified professionals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing the highest standards of accounting, ethics and best business practices. 

The CPA Atlantic School of Business has a mission to attract, educate, and qualify individuals to become Chartered Professional Accountants. Successful graduates will have met the requirements of a challenging and rigorous CPA pre-certification process that meets the needs of business, public practice and government. 

Programs are available part-time and delivered through a blend of online and in-person modalities. Classes and exams are delivered throughout the Atlantic Provinces and Bermuda, with many courses offered in both French and English, and are accessible to candidates of all educational backgrounds.

CPA Atlantic operates under the guidance of the following core values:

  • Act with integrity 
  • Respect
  • Excellence in what we do 
  • Accountability 
  • Working together to succeed 
  • Service to stakeholders and their communities 
  • Innovative and adaptable

CPA Atlantic School is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia with additional staff in Moncton, New Brunswick and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The CPA designation gives you the set of skills to do anything.
Lindsay Power, CPA, CMA, MBA
Senior Business Analyst - Strategic Projects, StandardAero
You have this massive family of CPAs on which you can lean on and use as much as you can, as often as you can.
Craig Farewell, CPA
Co-owner & Director of Operations, Banished Brewing & Brewdock
The skills you acquire through the CPA program prepare you to lead in any organization and in any industry.
Courtney Burns, CPA
President and CEO, Greater Moncton International Airport Authority Inc.
It’s the differentiator when someone has a stack of resumes. People with a CPA designation will stand out.
Leah Boody, CPA, CMA
President, Pineapple Bytes
The CPA designation first ignited my entrepreneurial spirit. It certainly helped me get to where I am right now.
David Arsenault, CPA
President, Arsenault Properties

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Complete the form below to contact a Student Recruitment Advisor in your region for advice on eligibility for CPA pre-certification programs.

To contact your student recruitment advisor directly ​​for program-path planning and preparing to join CPA as a student/candidate:

NOVA SCOTIA
Britt Fernandes
e. ns-advisor@cpaatlantic.ca
t. 902.334.1174

NEW BRUNSWICK & PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
​Camille Ferland
e. nb-advisor@cpaatlantic.ca
pe-advisor@cpaatlantic.ca
t. 506-800-0725

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR & BERMUDA
Lori-Lydia Loveless
e. nl-advisor@cpaatlantic.ca
bm-advisor@cpaatlantic.ca
t. 709.753.3090

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