Saskatchewan accountants unite as CPA legislation proclaimed

With the proclamation of The Accounting Profession Act (Saskatchewan), CA, CGA and CMA members in the province may now use the CPA designation.

The Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan (operating as ‘CPA Saskatchewan’) is pleased to report that it has been formally established with the proclamation of The Accounting Profession Act (Saskatchewan) by the Government of Saskatchewan.

All ICAS, CGA SK and CMA SK members are now able to include CPA with their legacy designation and call themselves Chartered Professional Accountant. “Today is a historic day for the accounting profession in Saskatchewan,” said Shelley Thiel, FCPA, FCA, CEO of CPA Saskatchewan. “We are excited to be building Canada’s and Saskatchewan’s pre-eminent accounting and business designation.”

CPA Saskatchewan will represent more than 5,000 members, candidates (including legacy body students) and over 200 firms. Saskatchewan is the third province in which CPA legislation has been proclaimed. Saskatchewan’s members join Canada’s more than 190,000 accounting professionals who are coming together to form the new Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Read the media release issued by the Government of Saskatchewan.