Collaboration with the competency map committee

The collaboration process between key stakeholders and the Competency Map Committee (CMC) produces revisions to the qualifications for those entering the CPA profession. Learn how these revisions reflect the current and future business environment.

The CPA Competency Map lays the foundation for the CPA certification program, including education, accreditation, examinations, and practical experience requirements. It also describes the knowledge, skills and proficiency levels candidates must achieve to become a Canadian CPA.

The 2020 CPA Competency Map is the product of months of planning, consultation, development, and stakeholder feedback, collection, and analysis, all led by the Competency Map Committee (CMC).

2019 OUTREACH PACKAGE

The 2019 Outreach Package contained the proposed changes that we incorporated into the 2020 CPA Competency Map, which is scheduled to be released in January 2020. The purpose of the Outreach Package was to facilitate awareness and discussion among our stakeholders about the content of the changes and the possible strategic and operational implications to stakeholders. A similar process was exercised in 2018 for the 2019 Competency Map.

2020 COMPETENCY MAP CHANGES

In 2019, the CMC engaged key stakeholders from across the country to solicit feedback on the proposed changes to the 2020 Competency Map. The Outreach Package Feedback Summary summarizes the feedback received, as well as provides insight into why the CMC determined whether additional updates were required as it finalized the 2020 Competency Map. Other considerations were made on whether the suggestions and comments would be incorporated into the 2020 iteration of the map.

THE COMPETENCY MAP COMMITTEE

Established as a formal committee in 2016, the CMC is comprised of eight members appointed by the provincial/regional CPA bodies, includes representation from firms, academia, not-for-profits, government, and industry, and is supported by various CPA Canada resources. The CMC works in partnership with key stakeholders, including:

  • advisory groups
  • employers
  • academics 
  • members

CMC MEMBERS

Chair

Jane Bowen, FCPA, FCA
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Members

Pierrette Doré, M.Fisc., FCPA auditor, FCA
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
Sector: Post-Secondary
Province/Region: Québec

Yves Galarneau, CPA auditor, CA, CISA
Senior director, Process improvement and performance
Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec and Lecturer, HEC Montréal
Sector: Industry
Province/Region: Québec

Christopher A. L. Lazarz, CPA, CA
Algoma Central Corporation
Sector: Industry
Province/Region: Ontario

Laura MacLaughlin, CPA, CA, Principal
Grant Thornton LLP
Sector: Public Practice
Province/Region: Atlantic

Mary Margaret Murphy, CPA, CMA
Regional Municipality of Niagara
Sector: Public Sector
Province/Region: Ontario

Colette A Miller, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Wilde & Company Olson Law
Sector: Public Practice
Province/Region: Western

Morina Rennie, PhD, FCPA, FCA, FCMA
University of Regina
Sector: Post-Secondary
Province/Region: Western

Peter Secord, CD, PhD, FCPA, FCMA, FCGA
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
Sector: Post-Secondary
Province/Region: Atlantic

Support staff

Silka Millman, CPA, CA, MEd
CPA Canada

Andy Thomas, MBA, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois, U.S.A.), CGMA
CPA Canada

Dennis Shon, CPA, CA, CCXP
Consultant to CPA Canada

Susan K. Wolcott, PhD, CPA (Colorado, U.S.A.), CMA (U.S.A.)
Consultant to CPA Canada