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Your Path to Becoming a Chartered Tax Practitioner (CTP) in Canada

Updated: May 20

Are you passionate about taxes and looking to establish yourself as a recognized expert in the field? Pursuing a career as a Chartered Tax Practitioner (CTP) could be the perfect fit for you. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to becoming a CTP in Canada, from education to certification, and explore the exciting opportunities that await you in this dynamic profession.

What is a Chartered Tax Practitioner (CTP)?

A Chartered Tax Practitioner is a highly esteemed chartered tax professional who has attained the prestigious CTP Global designation through rigorous education, training, and examination. CTPs are acknowledged for their expertise in accounting, taxation, and business law, rendering them invaluable assets in organizations worldwide. As a CTP, you'll have the opportunity to assume diverse roles and work in various settings, including public accounting firms, corporations, and government agencies, both domestically and internationally.

Step 1: Obtain a Relevant Degree

The first step to becoming a Chartered Tax Practitioner (CTP) is to obtain a relevant degree in accounting, finance, taxation, or a related field from a recognized educational institution. Many universities and colleges across Canada offer undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and finance that provide the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a CTP. Consider pursuing internships or co-op placements during your studies to gain practical experience and enhance your employability.

Step 2: Gain Professional Experience

After completing your degree, gaining professional experience is essential to becoming a CTP. Most professional accounting bodies, including CGPA Global Canada, require candidates to have a minimum number of years of relevant work experience before they can qualify for CTP Global certification. Consider pursuing entry-level positions in accounting firms, corporate finance departments, or government agencies to gain valuable experience and develop your skills.

Step 3: Enroll in a CTP Certification Program

Once you've obtained the necessary education and professional experience, you're eligible to enroll in a CTP Global certification program offered by recognized professional accounting bodies such as CGPA Global Canada. Tailored for chartered tax professionals seeking to embark on a tax career in Canada, the CTP certification program is meticulously designed to prepare candidates for the rigors of the CTP examination. Covering an extensive array of topics in Canadian taxation, including income tax, sales tax, sources of income, allowable deductions, and the general scheme for determining income tax, as well as reviews, CRA audits, and international taxation, these programs provide a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the Canadian tax system. By completing a CGPA Global Canada certification program, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills essential for success in the CTP examination and for advancing your career as a CTP.

Step 4: Prepare for the CTP Examination

The CTP examination is a comprehensive test of your knowledge and skills in taxation, accounting, and business law knowledge and skills, covering personal and corporate taxation intricacies and delving into contract law's specialized forms. To adequately prepare for this examination, it's advisable to enroll in a CTP review course offered by reputable providers like CGPA Global Canada. These courses are meticulously designed to assist candidates in revisiting key concepts, practicing exam-style questions, and formulating effective study strategies. By participating in these courses, you'll enhance your preparation and maximize your chances of success on the CTP Global examination.

Step 5: Pass the CTP Examination

Once you feel confident in your preparation, you can proceed to register for the CTP examination administered by CGPA Global Canada. This examination comprises multiple-choice questions, written response questions, and case studies, all crafted to evaluate your proficiency in applying tax and accounting principles and concepts to real-world scenarios. Successfully passing the CTP examination signifies your mastery of accounting, advanced taxation, and law, culminating in the prestigious CTP Global designation.

Step 6: Continuing Professional Development

After obtaining CTP Global certification, it's important to stay current with developments in the field of accounting and finance through continuing professional development (CPD). CGPA Global Canada offers a variety of CPD opportunities, including workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences, to help CTP's stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and regulatory changes in the profession. By participating in CPD activities, you'll enhance your knowledge and skills, expand your professional network, and maintain your CTA Global designation.


Becoming a Chartered Tax Practitioner (CTP) is a challenging yet rewarding journey that offers exciting opportunities for professional growth and advancement globally. With the right blend of education, experience, and certification, you can establish a successful career as a CTP and make a significant impact in the realms of accounting, advanced taxation, and Canadian law. At CGPA Global Canada, we are dedicated to supporting aspiring CTPs on their path to success by providing the necessary resources, training, and guidance. If you're ready to take the next step towards becoming a CTP, we warmly invite you to join us and begin your journey today.

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