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About Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world. Working with the provincial and territorial regulatory bodies to support the profession, CPA Canada represents more than 200,000 CPAs at the national and international levels.

A national body with global influence

Domestically, CPA Canada acts in the public interest by promoting transparency in financial markets, preparing members for a rapidly evolving business environment through extensive guidance and programming, and contributing to standard setting and public policy.

Globally, CPA Canada works together with international bodies to build a stronger accounting profession worldwide.

Our dedicated efforts help shape public policy, influence regulatory frameworks and establish high professional standards that reflect the evolving needs of the accounting industry.

CPA Canada’s main areas of focus include: 

  • Supporting an independent, efficient and effective standard-setting system and enhancing Canada’s position as a leader in global accounting, assurance and sustainability standards. 
  • Acting as a strong, consistent and authoritative voice for the profession to elevate the Canadian CPA profession’s leadership in national and global affairs. 
  • Developing learner-centric education to cultivate qualified and competent CPAs fully equipped to meet the needs of the future. 
  • Investing in research and thought leadership that helps members build professional competency and proficiency, advancing the profession and enhancing the reputation of the CPA designation. 
  • Through our national and international participation and influence, CPA Canada works to enhance the reputation, and trust in, the Canadian CPA designation, cementing Canadian CPAs as global leaders who are part of a vibrant national profession where members can thrive.
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CPA Canada annual report 2022-2023

It was a remarkable year, filled with challenges, transformation and achievements for the Canadian accounting profession. Read the annual report.

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Governance of CPA Canada

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support a unified Canadian accounting profession, governed by a Board of Directors and led by CPA Canada's executive team.

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Member engagement

CPA Canada is fully committed to working collaboratively with all members, partners and stakeholders to continue to improve and sustain our profession in order to enhance the stellar national and international reputation of the CPA designation.

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