About CPAs: Who we are and what we do

Chartered Professional Accountants are a globally recognized and respected group of business leaders.

Built on the best of the three legacy accounting professions it replaces (CA,CMA and CGA), Canada's Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation affirms the superior knowledge, skills and wide range of capabilities of the professionals who hold it. 

Adhering to a common set of ethical and practice standards, this united and uniquely Canadian profession delivers the highest level of strategic and financial leadership to businesses, while serving and protecting the public interest.

Helping business successfully navigate change

A convergence of financial and management accounting experience that's in demand across every business sector of the economy, the CPA designation is highly respected for the strength and influence it carries, both at home and abroad. 

In greater numbers than ever before, Canadian CPAs are working together to fulfill a strategically sound, long-term vision that will be better for the public, for business and for Canada.

Who are CPAs?

While stereotypes still exist framing accounting as dull and overly precise, the fact is that Canadian CPAs are professionals who are in demand around the world. They are CEOs, board members, management consultants and more—and are critical to the success of any business or organization.

As disruptive change becomes a force in all business, CPAs bring a wealth of strategic skills and insight enabling business to navigate through the disruption.

See how our CPAs help business

Throughout their careers CPAs provide the tools you need to survive in a constantly changing world. Their business, financial and analytical skills help your organization find the clues, see the patterns and connect the dots to stay on ahead of the competition.

The value of a CPA designation goes far beyond the sum of its many and varied parts. CPAs bring in-depth knowledge, innovative thinking and strategic insights to your business.


Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) annually offers its views on priorities for the federal budget. Review past submissions of pre-budget briefs and consultations, and post-budget release opinions and commentary.

Our Firm Directory allows you to search for Canadian CPA firms using our interactive map as well as other criteria.

Jointly presented by CPA Canada and CPA Ontario, The ONE is the must-attend, multi-track event of the year, designed for all CPAs who want to be at the top of their game.