CPA Nova Scotia has recently adopted a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). This new MOU allows qualifying ICAP members an even faster route to the Canadian CPA designation. 

Registration Eligibility 

Eligibility requirements for this category are: 
  • Be a member in good standing of ICAP; and 
  • Have been admitted to ICAP by completing ICAP's qualifying examination(s) and not by virtue of another agreement with a third party. 

Education and examination
ICAP members seeking their Canadian CPA designation under this agreement are:

  • exempted from all CPA PEP modules
  • required to pass the Common Final Examination 
  • Strongly encouraged to complete Capstones 1 and 2, but completion of these modules are not mandatory. 


Assessment of experience for certification is determined by the applicant's post qualification experience. All applicants with: 

  • more than five years of post-qualification experience and no recognized university degree are exempt from assessment of experience
  • more than two years of experience and a recognized degree are exempt from assessment of experience

Applicants with less than specified post-qualification experience will be subject to a review of their practical experience obtained pre-qualification and post-qualification. All experience must have been gained as a member of the ICAP.

For registration information, please contact the CPA Atlantic School of Business (CPA ASB) at [email protected]