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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 

Eligibility for Admission:

To be eligible for admission as a Legacy CMA member, members of CIMA must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a university degree (or equivalent) recognized by CPA Ontario;
  • Be a member in good standing of CIMA;
  • Have qualified as a professional accountant by completing the entire CIMA program of studies;
  • Have started the CIMA program of studies prior to immigrating to Canada;
  • Have not previously attempted and failed a CMA Canada qualifying examination; and
  • Have 24 months of relevant experience at the managerial level.


Documentation Requirements:

The following documents must be submitted to CPA Ontario:

  • Application for Membership – Mutual Recognition Agreement Candidates (this form);
  • Letter of good standing from CIMA;
  • Transcript from CIMA showing program started prior to immigrating to Canada;
  • Proof of legal name. Satisfactory evidence of legal name includes a copy of any one of the following: birth certificate or equivalent government-issued documentation, passport, both sides of a Canadian citizenship certificate card, both sides of a permanent resident card, or landed immigrant papers. If the name under which you are applying for membership is different from that which appears on your educational documents or on the document submitted as proof of legal name, a copy of the document supporting the change of legal name, endorsed with “this is a certified true copy” signed and dated, is required;
  • University transcript showing conferral of recognized degree;
  • A chronological resume showing the positions you held, the start and end dates, and your roles and responsibilities; and
  • If you have immigrated to Canada, documentation to support the date you immigrated (Permanent Resident card, passport stamp(s), etc.).



Individuals applying for membership are required to remit the fee indicated below. The fee amount includes HST and must be remitted by credit card or by cheque made payable to Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The total fee consists of the following:



Application Fee


Certification Fee


Total Fee Before Taxes


HST (HST # 10750 8525)


Total Fee Due with Application