International accounting bodies with legacy MRAs and RMAs

We have negotiated recognition agreements with many international accounting bodies; however, some agreements between the three legacy bodies and international accounting bodies remain in effect. See if you qualify for membership under a legacy agreement.

If you are a fully qualified member in good standing of an international accounting body listed below (obtained a membership through completion of the accounting body’s qualification process and not through a recognition agreement with another accountancy body) and obtained your designation while not a resident of Canada, you may have rights to certification in Canada through a legacy Reciprocal Membership Agreement (RMA). You may also have the right to practice public accounting through a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

Please note that the RMAs confer certification only. The right to practice public accounting may require additional examination and/or experience requirements. For more information, please contact the provincial CPA body in the province in which you currently or plan to reside.

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (CA)

MRAs and RMAs between the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the following international accounting bodies currently remain in place:

  • L’institut des Reviseurs d’Enterprises de Belgique
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Ordre des Experts Comptables de France (OECF)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Nederland Instituut van Register Accountants
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe

If you are member in good standing of one of these bodies, find your path from CA to the Canadian CPA designation.

CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS (CGA)

MRAs between Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) and the following international accounting bodies currently remain in place:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), except in Quebec
  • CPA Ireland, except in Quebec
  • Ordre des Experts-Comptables de France (OECF)

If you are member in good standing of one of these bodies, find your path from CGA to the Canadian CPA designation.

CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS

MRAs between the Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) and the following international accounting bodies currently remain in place, except in Quebec:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

If you are member in good standing of one of these bodies, find your path from CMA to the Canadian CPA designation.