Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between CPA Canada and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) expired on April 30, 2021.

Individuals who submitted a complete application for membership and fulfilled the eligibility criteria on or prior to April 30, 2021 will still be considered under the MRA.

ACCA and CPA Canada have worked together on important initiatives during the past two years, including a significant joint research project on how accountants can help bridge the infrastructure gap, as well as co-operation on public sector activities. Each is committed to fostering global mobility for accountants and will continue to have pathways into their respective designations for internationally trained professional accountants.

The following information regarding the expired MRA is provided for reference only. We are no longer accepting applications under this agreement.

Background

The CGA Provincial Bodies and CGA Canada signed the existing Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in 2011.

Upon unification of Canada’s three individual accounting bodies in 2014, the commitments of each CGA body who was party to the agreement was transitioned to the new CPA body for that jurisdiction. With the exceptions of CPA Bermuda, which did not have a legacy CGA body, and CPA Quebec, which gave notice of termination to the ACCA on October 17, 2012, the new CPA bodies continued to honor the agreement. On April 8, 2020, CPA Canada sent ACCA a notice to terminate the MRA effective April 30, 2021.

We will continue to keep all members informed about the status of our reciprocity agreements. A listing of all current reciprocal agreements is available here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact member.services@cpacanada.ca.

 

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