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CPA Ontario COIN Competition

Congratulations to the 2016 COIN Competition Winners:

1st Place   –   Logan Joyce, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Kingston
2nd Place  –  Jacob van Voorst, Abbey Park High School, Oakville
3rd Place   –  Dixon Wong, Markville Secondary School, Markham
4th Place   –  Andi Li, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
5th Place   –  Bill Shu, Unionville High School, Unionville
6th Place   –  Jasmine Xiao, Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham
7th Place   –  Tim Li, Woburn Collegiate Institute, Scarborough
8th Place   –  Brad Akbarpour, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
9th Place   –  Steven Lin, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
10th Place –  Stephanie Shen Gu, Markham District High School, Markham


Here is your chance to think like the Pros. If you are an Ontario high school student, you can enter this competition. COIN is an exam consisting of 75 multiple choice questions and one short answer question written by Chartered Professional Accountants. Be there, and you just might win some COIN.

Competition Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Where: Exams will be written at post-secondary institutions across Ontario. You will be placed at the location closest to your school. COIN registrants will be informed of their writing location in mid-April. The following campuses have been confirmed as 2016 COIN writing centres:

  • Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
  • Nipissing University, North Bay
  • St. Lawrence College School of Business, Kingston
  • University of Guelph, Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • University of Western Ontario, London
  • University of Windsor, Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
  • York University, Schulich School of Business 

What's in it for you?
COIN provides you with an opportunity to compete provincially with others who share your interest in the accounting profession. 

The first-place winner receives $1,500, while second and third-place winners receive $1,000 and $500 respectively. The 4th to 10th place winners will receive $100 each and all winners are invited to CPA Ontario for an Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on June 8, 2016. The prize money for the top three students is matched for their high school business department. This means that if you win the top prize of $1,500, so does your school!

Registration is now closed. 

If you have registered and you are under 18 years of age, please send us the Parental Agreement & Release form by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016.

Have What it Takes?

Review these samples

Make sure you read the official COIN Rules and Regulations.