Unification status of the Canadian accounting profession

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.

Unification status by province and region

As the accounting profession is provincially regulated, the timing for integration and use of the CPA designation is different across the country.

Access our interactive map to find out more about unification status in your province, territory or region.

Canada’s accounting profession of more than 200,000 members is now represented by a single national body – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

In January 2013, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) established CPA Canada. In October 2013, CPA Canada signed an agreement to merge with Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA-Canada), which occurred on October 1, 2014, completing integration of the country’s national accounting bodies.


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