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The Chartered Professional Accountant Student Training Program



If you are an outstanding leader pursuing your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, looking to improve your career advancement potential and are a graduate of a CPA Canada accredited university program, then this opportunity is for you! Scotiabank has a pre-approved CPA training program designed to help you fulfill the designation requirements.

This is right for you if:

  • If you are looking for a two year challenging yet rewarding leadership development program across diverse cultures
  • Hand's on experience through 6-month rotations throughout the bank


  • Graduation from a post-secondary educational institution with a degree from a CPA Canada accredited program
  • Student in “advanced standing” – have completed all modules etc. and will be writing the Common Final Exam prior to joining the program
  • Top quartile standing in each semester (Minimum A-)
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills; can see the "big picture" in a complex environment
  • Independent thinker who takes initiative to capitalize on opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to develop strategic relationships with business partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail oriented and an analytical thinker
  • Ability to work collaboratively and under pressure
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in professional and extracurricular activities


The CPA Student Training Program is a thirty month rotational program which provides exposure to audit, financial reporting, accounting policies and tax across rotations in:

  • Internal Audit     12 months
  • Global Finance     18 months

How to Apply

Recruitment for this program occurs during September each year for roles that are available in the subsequent year. Please check your school’s Career Center for our job posting.

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