CPABC members must pay annual dues, meet continuing education (CPD) requirements and continue to meet professional standards. Please note that CPABC membership does not provide you with a license to offer public services. For information on the license, please contact Public Practice. NOTE: Due to the termination of the contract and the expected volume of applications, we advise you to begin the MRA admission process as soon as possible. Processing times may vary depending on the volume. The ACCA and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) have entered into a Comprehensive Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). Initially signed in 2006, the contract was renewed in July 2011. In 2012, CGA Canada was part of CPA Canada. The MRA remains in effect in all provinces except Quebec. The MRA offers ACCA members increased recognition in different parts of the world with increased international mobility.
The agreement applies to members of both institutions, regardless of where they are in the world, with the exception of the province of Quebec. ACCA members residing in Canada must apply through the provincial association in which they reside. We have signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). This paves the way for members of each organization to join and benefit from each other. The two institutions have also joined together to strengthen the Malaysian accounting profession. Some of you may be aware that CPA Canada is negotiating with the ACCA on the MRA. I am sure they will come to some kind of agreement that would put some money on the ACCA members who want to get the CPA. This partnership will enhance your recognition as a financial expert in the region with dual membership in ACCA and AAA. In June 2016, we announced a strategic alliance with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian CPA profession and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which is based in the United Kingdom, are currently negotiating a new agreement defining how professionals can obtain the designation of the other professional profession. In order to enable negotiations, national bodies representing the relevant professions have agreed to withdraw from their existing Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). Any new agreement will facilitate continued access to the profession while ensuring that the public interest is protected by maintaining entry standards in each profession at the appropriate level.
We will continue to keep all members informed of the status of our reciprocity agreements. With the completed membership form that you must submit: The negotiation process between CPA Canada and the ACCA for a new agreement has already begun and will continue in the coming months. Yes, yes. The CPAs, CGAs, which are members of a provincial body, enjoy full mobility within Canada. The CPA profession in Canada is regulated at the provincial level. This means that CPAs, CGAs that move from one province to another, are required to apply for membership in the provinces in which they will live and/or work. You can only use the name in the province where you live/work if you are registered with that provincial authority. For more information, please contact the CPA`s provincial unit. Step 5 – After receiving the graduation certificate and a final verification of your file, if warranted, a notification will be sent to you so that you can go online to complete the application process. Fill out this form and submit the corresponding fee to CPA Alberta by April 30, 2021. Admission as a member under this MRA does not automatically give a member the right to work in public practice. In the province of British Columbia, CPABC manages the conditions for obtaining a practice licence through the Public Practices Committee.