Information for Canadian CPAs seeking international designations

Learn about the eligibility of Canadian CPAs applying for membership with an international accounting body under a mutual recognition, reciprocal membership or memoranda of understanding agreement.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has negotiated new mutual recognition agreements (MRAs), reciprocal membership agreements (RMAs), and memoranda of understanding (MOUs) on behalf of the unified CPA profession with the following international accounting bodies:

These new agreements came into effect on January 1, 2018. Click the appropriate international accounting body above to find out the eligibility and process requirements to obtain its designation.

The following legacy agreements remain in effect until CPA Canada negotiates new agreements, and apply only to members of the legacy bodies with which they were negotiated: