Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

February 18, 2009 08:17 ET

Media Advisory: Newest Chartered Accountants Convocate on Feb. 21

Grads from across Ontario gather in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2009) - More than 1,150 soon-to-be Chartered Accountants are gathering at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle on Saturday, February 21 to celebrate passing the Uniform Evaluation (UFE), one of the world's most challenging professional entry examinations. It's a colourful celebration featuring pipers, music and a proud parade of young achievers and their families.

The UFE, written in September, is a national three-day evaluation that assesses whether candidates have acquired an appropriate degree of professional competency, including both a significant body of knowledge along with the skills and aptitudes to analyze, synthesize and apply that knowledge effectively. The UFE is an important component of the CA professional qualification program, which includes prescribed education, experience and examination requirements. Only those who complete this entire program successfully are entitled to use the prestigious designation of Chartered Accountant.

WHAT: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario Annual Convocation
WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
WHO: Graduating CA students their families; and prominent Chartered
WHERE: Grand Metropolitan Ballroom of the Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour

A total of 15 of 50 CA students who earned places on the Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation's prestigious Honour Roll were Ontario graduates, nine women and six men. The National Honour Roll lists the top students in the country who have successfully written the UFE.

At the top of the Ontario class in 2008 is Anna Nowak, who articles with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Kitchener-Waterloo and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

"Being named the Gold Medallist for Ontario was unbelievable and the last thing I expected," she said. "I chose the profession because I knew being a CA would give me the experience I need to be successful in the world of business. Now, I'm taking it as it comes, with no ultimate career goals firmly in place, but I know the CA designation will afford me all sorts of opportunities in the future."

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 33,000 CAs and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Recognized internationally, the CA designation denotes financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership. The Institute website is: and the student website is

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    (416) 969-4271 or Toll Free: 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271