Information for international members seeking the CPA designation

If you are an internationally trained accountant, learn the eligibility and application requirements of earning the Canadian CPA designation.

If you are a fully qualified member in good standing of an international accounting body listed below, you may have rights to CPA certification in Canada through a:

  • Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA): An agreement that specifies the right to membership and the right to practice public accounting between the two accounting institutes
  • Reciprocal Membership Agreement (RMA): An agreement that provides the right to membership between the two accounting bodies
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): An agreement that specifies the criteria by which members of one body are eligible for membership in the other body

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.

Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)

If you are a member in good standing with any of the following international accounting bodies, find out the eligibility requirements and application process to become a Canadian CPA member and to practice public accounting in Canada:

Reciprocal Membership Agreements (RMA)

If you are a member in good standing with any of the following international accounting bodies, find out the eligibility requirements and application process to become a Canadian CPA member: 

Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

If you are a member in good standing with the following international accounting body, find out the eligibility requirements and certification process to become a Canadian CPA member: