Uniting the Canadian accounting profession

The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation emerged from the belief that Canada needs a single, unified accounting profession. All 40 of the accounting bodies in Canada have now either unified or are in the process to unite under the CPA banner.

A combined Canadian accounting profession, built on the strengths of the three legacy designations (Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified General Accountant), is now more than 200,000 members strong and better positioned to represent their interests in Canada and abroad. Unification is enhancing the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession. The public interest is served by common codes of conduct, disciplinary systems and licensing regimes.

All 40 accounting bodies in Canada have either unified or are in the process to unite under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) banner. Find out about the status of unification in provinces and territories across Canada with our interactive map.

The unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession provides significant benefits for professional members, the business community and the public.

The unification of the accounting profession is taking shape across the country. Stay up to date on recent and archived announcements about unification.

Looking for more information about unification of the Canadian accounting profession? This list of unification resources provides links to provincial merger proposals, bylaws, third party commentary and archived documents.


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