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Back to school 2019: Fall CPD options

For many CPAs, fall is conference season. Join peers and experts in your field for a specialized conference in the upcoming months – or head back to the classroom with one of our latest in-person courses.

Conferences from CPA Canada are professional development you can count on.

Meet your CPD requirements with events that not only maintain your designation, but include fresh opportunities to sharpen your skills, evaluate emerging trends and expand your network as well. In fact, many of our conferences provide ways for you to customize your experience, whether it’s by adding an optional workshop or offering a livestream so more people can attend virtually.

Learn what’s new and find out how you can drive value for your organization at one of the following conferences. Or if you’re a tax practitioner, consider taking an in-person course to round out your training.


The ONE National Conference

September 23-24, 2019 | Montreal, QC

14+ CPD hours | Pre- and post-conference workshops available

The ONE is an unforgettable experience that’s all about cutting-edge content: engaging sessions, inspiring expertise, great technical workshops and unparalleled networking with over 1,000 CPAs from across Canada.

Choose from five topic streams in English and French, and find out what the future holds for the profession – including how to embrace innovation and keep up with the pace of change, no matter what industry you’re in.

Commodity Tax Symposium

October 23-24, 2019 | Ottawa, ON or virtual

14+ CPD hours | Post-conference workshop on Oct. 25

Stay up-to-date on critical issues in policy, legislation and compliance at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event.

This year’s agenda includes great networking receptions and a variety of in-depth technical sessions, so you can refine your skills and make the most of your time – as well as expert-led panels that focus on practical issue identification and topic analysis.

Public Sector Conference

October 28-29, 2019 | Ottawa, ON or virtual

14+ CPD hours | Post-conference workshops on Oct. 30

If you’re a senior finance professional who works in government, for a public sector organization or a not-for-profit that follows PSAB standards, this is the event for you. It will help you keep your public finance skills current with the context-specific thought leadership, technology and accounting topics that matter most to you.

You’ll also be able to connect with peers about the top challenges facing public finance from leaders representing every level of government.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Symposium

November 19, 2019 | Toronto, ON

7 CPD hours

Take advantage of the latest tax insights on SR&ED in Canada. Enjoy a front-row seat to hear about program updates with Canada’s top SR&ED experts – a mix of experienced industry practitioners and senior representatives from the CRA.

By the end of the day, you’ll be able to effectively resolve disputes, accelerate through the cycle and file successful SR&ED claims.

Oil and Gas Conference

November 26-27. 2019 | Calgary, AB

14+ CPD hours | Pre-conference workshop on Nov. 25

Canada needs an agile energy sector – one that can confidently keep pace with the evolving business landscape. Come explore critical issues facing the industry at this annual event for oil and gas CPAs.

Over the course of two days, you’ll develop new technical skills, connect with experts in oil and gas finance from across the country and examine hot industry topics, like how to improve operations and support business diversification.

Conference for Audit Committees

December 9-10, 2019 | Toronto, ON

14+ CPD hours | Post-conference workshop on Dec. 11

Business environments with constant disruption require strategic and dynamic audit committee members. Strengthen your foresight on what’s driving change globally as you consider how being on a board can make a difference.

Whether you’re a seasoned committee member or looking to become a corporate director, this conference will help you navigate the most recent guidance on key skills, evolving responsibility areas and risk management.

Note: Group discounts are available for all fall conferences.


Specialized GST/HST: Financial Services

September 10-12, 2019 | Toronto, ON | 15 CPD hours

Study the dynamic indirect tax concepts and complex legislation that apply to financial institutions, services and pensions. You will learn about compliance for financial institutions, input tax credits, special rules for seizures and repossessions, pension plans and cross-border assessment.

In-Depth Brokers and Investment Dealers

October 28-29, 2019 | Toronto, ON | 14 CPD hours

Equip yourself with the right knowledge and skills to provide accounting services for brokers and investment dealers. In this course, you’ll learn about best practices in compliance, audit and assurance, risk management and financial reporting for Canadian securities.

In-Depth Corporate Reorganizations

November 9-13, 2019 | Blue Mountain, ON | 25 CPD hours

Building on corporate reorganization concepts introduced in the In-Depth Tax Program, this course covers the most recent amendments, issues and strategies for corporate reorganizations. Dive into detailed, technical tax rules and learn how to identify new tax planning opportunities for your clients or organization.

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