The Chartered Professional Accountant
Student Development Program

Masters of Accountancy
30 Months


The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation requirements have changed and you no longer need to work for an accounting or audit firm to complete the requirement for your CPA designation. This opportunity can be right for you if you’re an outstanding leader pursuing your CPA designation, looking to improve your career advancement potential, and are a graduate of a CPA Canada accredited university program. Scotiabank has a pre-approved CPA training program designed to help you fulfill the designation requirements, while accessing  a broad range of services and experiences, unmatched by the traditional routes that previously dominated this field. After graduation, the opportunities for Scotiabank CPAs are endless. Your exposure, knowledge, and skill set prepare you for a career in Accounting, Audit or Finance, as well as any of our business-lines. 

Global Risk Management (GRM) Associate Program

Does this sound like you? 

  • You’re a graduate of a CPA Canada accredited university program and will be ready to write your CFE

  • You’re a student in “advanced standing”, having completed all of the modules,  and will be writing the Common Final Exam (CFE) prior to joining the program

  • You’re a curious, competitive critical thinker who thrives while collaborating with others

  • You have the problem-solving skills that match your maturity, making you adaptable to many situations

  • You're ambitious and want to grow your career quickly, while managing relationships every day

  • You like to be challenged and enjoy constantly learning

  • You possess strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, and can see the "big picture" in a complex environment

  • You have excellent organizational and time management skills, with a proven ability to be a detail-oriented, analytical thinker

  • What to Expect

    The CPA Student Development Program is a 30-month rotational program providing exposure to audit, financial reporting, accounting policies and tax, across rotations in Internal Audit (12 months) and Global Finance (18 months). It’s a challenging and  rewarding leadership development program, across diverse cultures with hands-on experience. Once complete, you’ll have the necessary skills to successfully transition your career Scotiabank. Throughout the program, you’ll have in-class and online learning resources to support your development, as well as work-integrated learnings. You’ll also work closely with the Program Director to build a customized program based on your skills, interests and business needs.

    How to Apply

    Check the postings at your career portal at school or with your career centre and apply directly today.