The following international accounting bodies are covered by a reciprocity agreement with CPA Canada or the CPA Legacy bodies. Members of international accounting bodies that have a valid recognition agreement with CPA Canada CPA Canada must sign a membership with international accounting bodies that allow Canadian CPAs to apply to be members of these bodies and allow their members to apply for the Canadian CPA designation. In addition to the right position in one of the international bodies with MRA agreement, you must: The Canadian CPA profession and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) are now negotiating a new agreement that will determine how members of the respective professionals can obtain the designation of the other profession. If you are not a reputable member of an international accounting body covered by a reciprocity agreement with CPA Canada or the CPA Legacy bodies, please consult the Global Impact Map of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) to verify that your accounting office is listed under IFAC. If you are a highly qualified and reputable member of an international accounting body mentioned below (having obtained membership through the end of the accounting certification process and not through a recognition agreement with another accountant) and have obtained your designation while you are not resident in Canada, you may be eligible for certification in Canada through an older Mutual Membership Agreement (ARMA). They may also have the right to practice public accounting through a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). If you are a highly qualified member with a good reputation with an international accounting body covered by a reciprocity agreement with CPA Canada or the CPA`s heritage bodies, and if you are authorized to work as a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally resident in Canada, you may be eligible for CPA certification in Canada. Please note the table below. Designated accountants (active and reputable) of an international accounting body that is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) without mutual agreement with CPA Canada or THE LEGACY Bodies CPA (CA, CGA and CMA) are eligible to apply to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) in C.C.A.C.A.C.C.
In 2014, three professional organizations in Ontario, CA, CMA and CGA signed an application to consolidate the profession in the province under the name Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario), which will come into effect the same year. Other provinces are following suit. By 2016, the association will be largely completed across Canada (NWT and NU join us in 2019).