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 210,000 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.