When will I be a CA?
I recently passed the 2-year mark working in public accounting since graduating without doing any co-op terms. I started work at the beginning of May 2005, so through the end of June I will have 26 months experience, less the approximately 2 months I took off last summer to attend the SOA and study and write the UFE.
To fully earn the CA designation in Canada, you need 30 months of practical experience, along with satisfying some more specific hours requirements in certain areas (i.e. audit, tax, review). I chose a mid-tier firm because the experience is very well-rounded, so the hours requirement is almost certainly satisfied.
(Along with the experience requirement, there is of course the education and examination requirements.)
Therefore, at the end of December this year I could be Neil McIntyre, CA.