CPA Canada has signed membership recognition agreements with international accounting bodies that allow Canadian CPAs to apply for membership in these bodies and allow their members to apply for the Canadian CPA designation. The Canadian CPA profession and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) are currently negotiating a new agreement defining how members of the professionals involved can obtain the designation of the other profession. In addition to being a member, you are a member of one of the international bodies with an MRA agreement, you must: CIMA – CMA Canada Mutual Recognition Agreement allows members of both organizations to obtain reciprocal membership. CIMA applicants must demonstrate accreditation or certification requirements that meet CPA Canada`s accreditation requirement, as well as certification requirements set by the provincial or territorial corporation in which they live or work. CIMA members are allowed to become members of CPA Canada and enjoy the same benefits as current CPA Canada members. The only provincial exception is that members applying to cmA Quebec are subject to a language requirement in French. To apply for CPA membership, CIMA members must contact the CPA provincial office in the province where they live and work. The requirements for CIMA members to become members of CPA Canada, as well as an application form and procedure, are described on the CPA Canada website. CPA Ontario United CAs, CGAs and CMAs as a strong profession under the banner of Chartered Professional Accountants. We continue to respect mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) and other agreements with each former agency. On behalf of all Canadian provincial and regional CPA bodies, CPA Canada has signed Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Memorandums of Understanding with a number of international accounting organizations.
These agreements apply to all reputable Canadian CPAs, including those that have completed their certification through a legacy qualification program (CA, CGA or CMA). 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).