CPA Ontario unified CAs, CGAs and CMAs as one single, strong profession under the banner of Chartered Professional Accountants. We continue to honour the Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and other agreements in place with each legacy body. A list of accounting bodies and the legacy body in Ontario with which the accounting body has an agreement is outlined below.
Further information on the registration requirements and how to apply for membership with CPA Ontario is available by clicking on each designation.
Some accounting bodies outside Canada have an agreement with more than one legacy body in Ontario. If you are applying to register based on your membership in one of these accounting bodies, you may choose to register in the pathway you wish to complete.
|Accounting Body Outside Canada||Designation Awarded by CPA Ontario|
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)||CPA, CGA
|Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia)||CPA, CGA
|Certified Public Accountants of Ireland (CPA Ireland)||CPA, CGA|
|Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom (CIMA)||CPA, CMA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia||CPA, CA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales||CPA, CA|
|The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants||CPA, CA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India||CPA, CA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland||CPA, CA|
|New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants||CPA, CA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan||CPA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland||CPA, CA|
|The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants||CPA, CA|
|The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe||CPA, CA|
|Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Publicos (must have CPC designation)||CPA, CA|
|L’Institut des Reviseurs d’Entreprises de Belgique||CPA, CA|
|Ordre des experts comptables de France (OEC de France)||CPA, CA
|The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants||CPA, CA|
|The Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants||CPA, CA|
|Recognized State Boards of Accountancy in the U.S.||CPA, CA|
|All other professional accounting bodies that are member bodies in good standing of IFAC and not indicated on this list||CPA|
Registering with CPA Ontario
You can register with CPA Ontario before you immigrate to Canada. Your education and training will be assessed before you immigrate. You will be informed of any additional requirements you will need to complete once your education and training has been assessed.