A TIME TO CELEBRATE On September 1, 2015, Bill 9, The Chartered Professional Accountants Act, has been brought into effect by the provincial government. The CPA Manitoba Joint Venture has officially become CPA Manitoba and the three legacy accounting bodies will no longer exist. This is a historic time for the accounting profession and business community in Manitoba. The CPA designation is Canada’s pre-eminent business credential and accounting designation. With more than 9,000 members and students in Manitoba and more than 190,000 members across Canada, CPAs will have the ability to provide financial expertise to businesses in every sector of the economy. Status of unification across Canada All 40 accounting bodies in Canada have either unified or are participating in discussions to unite under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) banner.