Pre-Approved Program Route Offices

Companies and organizations where future CPAs will gain relevant experience in training positions pre-approved by the profession.

Pre-Approved Program Route (PPR) refers to an employer training program that is approved by a provincial professional body in advance of hiring any specific employee. These programs have been specifically designed to provide CPA candidates all their required practical experience within 30 months.

Please note that practical-experience requirements for public accounting are, for the most part, not additional requirements. They are specific choices you can make within the general requirements for CPA certification.

If you have any questions about CPA practical-experience requirements or PPR organizations, please contact the CPA Atlantic School of Business.

The following list identifies all PPR offices in the Atlantic Canada and Bermuda:

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BERMUDA

  • AIG RE
  • Amlin Bermuda
  • Artex Risk Solutions (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • Arthur Morris & Company 
  • Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited
  • Deloitte Ltd. 
  • Ernst & Young Ltd. 
  • KPMG Internal Services Limited 
  • Mazars Limited
  • Meritus Trust Company Limited
  • MUFG Investor Services 
  • Office of the Auditor General of Bermuda 
  • PwC Ltd.
  • Roche Services Holdings Ltd.
  • Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

NEW BRUNSWICK

  • Acadia Broadcasting Corporation
  • AC Stevenson & Partners CPA LLP
  • Allain & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Allen, Paquet & Arseneault LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Ascend LLP 
  • Beers Neal LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Benoit, McGraw & Paulin Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada
  • Bourque Richard Boutot P.C. Inc.
  • Bringloe Feeney LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Commercial Properties Limited
  • Day & Ross Inc.
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Donna L. Floyd, CPA Professional Corp.
  • Donna Mazerolle & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Gautam Leblanc & MacPhee CPAs Inc.
  • Government of New Brunswick – Finance and Treasury Board
  • Government of New Brunswick – Office of the Comptroller
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Greenergy Fuels Canada Inc.
  • Irving Oil
  • J.D. Irving, Limited
  • J.K. Whittaker & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Jamieson Mullin CPAs 
  • KPMG LLP
  • Leblanc & Maillet Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Lenehan McCain & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • MacMillan Lawrence & Lawrence Chartered Professional Accountants
  • McCain Foods Limited
  • Middleton & Associates, Chartered Professional Accountants
  • MNP LLP
  • Municipal Group of Companies
  • Nadeau Picard & Associés Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Nicholson & Beaumont Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Office of the Auditor General of New Brunswick
  • Ocean Capital Holdings Limited
  • OSCO Construction Group
  • Owens MacFadyen Group
  • Paulin Gagnon Comptables Professionnels Agréés
  • Petro Service Limited
  • Plugged-IN Accounting and Tax
  • PwC LLP
  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • Shannon & Buffett LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Spacek Armstrong & Norrad Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Source Atlantic Limited
  • TD Bank Group
  • Teed Saunders Doyle & Co.
  • Thiel Greene Chartered Professional Accountants (3 streams) 
  • YMCA of Greater Saint John

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Bonnell Cole Janes
  • Brian Barker, CPA Professional Corporation
  • Brian N. Hillier Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Byron D. Smith, CPA, CA
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Coombs & Associates 
  • David N. Snow Professional Corporation
  • Deloitte LLP
  • 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
  • Imperial Oil Limited 
  • John F. Morgan, CPA
  • Johnson Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • MNP LLP
  • Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Office of the Auditor General of Newfoundland
  • Pearl R. Lee, CPA, CA
  • Pinsent & Associates, CPA’s
  • Provincial Aerospace Ltd.
  • PwC LLP
  • R.C. Squire & Associates Professional Corporation
  • Richard Power CPA Professional Corporation 
  • Todd White CPA Professional Corporation

NOVA SCOTIA

  • Baker Tilly Nova Scotia Inc.
  • Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Bell Canada
  • Belliveau Veinotte Inc.
  • Bishop & Company Chartered Professional Accountants Incorporated
  • Bruce & Monahan, Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Citco (Canada) Inc.
  • CNS Accounting Solutions 
  • Conrad Cushing Bain Inc. 
  • Crombie REIT 
  • Darrell Jessome Incorporated
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Emera Inc.
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • G&R Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • HBA Chartered Professional Accountants 
  • HRM Pension Plan
  • Hunston Kachafanas CPA Inc.
  • J.D. Irving, Limited  
  • Kent & Duffett Chartered Professional Accountants
  • KPMG LLP
  • Levy Casey Carter MacLean
  • Lyle Tilley Davidson
  • MacDonald & Murphy Inc.
  • Marsh Canada Limited 
  • McIsaac Darragh Chartered Professional Accountants
  • MBF CPAs
  • MDD Forensic Accountants
  • Membertou First Nation
  • Miles T. Sweeney Limited
  • MNP LLP
  • Morse Brewster Lake Chartered Professional Accountants
  • MUFG Investor Services (merger with Maitland)
  • Municipal Group of Companies
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia
  • Owens MacFadyen Group
  • Opus Fund Services
  • PwC LLP
  • RGH Inc.
  • Roach Perry Anderson
  • Sanford & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants Inc. 
  • Shannex Incorporated
  • Shupe & Company Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Sobeys Inc.
  • Sutherland & Watt CPAs Inc.
  • Wilde Timmons Michaud Inc.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

  • Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis
  • Arsenault & Crozier
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Bradley Handrahan Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Fitzpatrick & Co.
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • MRSB Group
  • Office of the Auditor General of Prince Edward Island
  • PEI Department of Finance 
  • Veteran Affairs Canada
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