International Candidates

CPA Alberta is committed to providing internationally-trained applicants with fast, fair, transparent and consistent assessment of their education and professional credentials.

Several agreements exist to allow members of international accounting bodies to become Canadian CPAs in Alberta.

Prior to the unification of the accounting profession in Alberta, there were three accounting designations: Chartered Accountants (CA), Certified General Accountants (CGA) and Certified Management Accountants (CMA). Now referred to as legacy designations, each had its own set of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Reciprocal Membership Agreements (RMAs) with international accounting bodies.

CPA Canada is negotiating recognition agreements with many international accounting bodies. Until these are complete, agreements between the three legacy bodies and international accounting bodies remain in effect.

Please click any one of the legacy designations below to see which option best applies to you.

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