international hub: NORTH AMERICA

Within the North America region, Chartered Accountants Worldwide is represented by its partner organisation, the Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States.

Partner Organisation

August 10, 2017

Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States

Our members are Chartered Accountants from CA ANZ, Chartered Accountants Ireland, ICAEW, ICAS & SAICA as well as Chartered Professional Accountants from CPA Canada. Our more than 8,000 members are among the brightest and highly talented in their fields from their home countries and are now part of a powerful and vibrant professional network [...]

Mobility & Opportunities

There are many great reasons to work in the USA or Canada, and many opportunities for Chartered Accountants. Here are some useful links and information to help you in starting to think about working there.


You must hold a green card, employment authorisation, or work visa, in order to work in the USA. A green card provides the right to live and work permanently in the United States. A work visa such as the H1-B requires you to be hired by an American company and to work for the same employer over a three-year duration.

Below are links to other useful information sources:

  • This is an official guide to U.S. Government information and services:
  • You can find more information on immigrant visas for work at the U.S. Department of State website
  • Before coming to the USA for work, you will need to apply for and get a visa from the US embassy or consulate in your country, or nation closest to yours. Here is a full directory of US embassies and consular services around the world.


You must be eligible to work in Canada as a foreigner before seeking employment there. The country is actively seeking foreign professionals, and there is an Express Entry initiative for skilled workers. However, a work permit is needed in most cases. There is a useful outline of employment scenarios that apply in Canada here.

You can find out more about working in Canada at these links


Looking for accounting or finance opportunities in North America? Visit the links below to continue your search: