Moving Provinces

Moving to another province? Read this first!

The CPA designation provides you with the portability to register with another provincial body, while either maintaining or resigning your CPA membership from your current provincial body. In some cases, it is mandatory for you to register with more than one provincial body, such as if you are required through your work to represent yourself as a CPA in multiple provinces.

Maintaining your Membership with CPA Alberta

If you are moving to another province but will continue to work and represent yourself as a CPA in Alberta, you must maintain your CPA Alberta membership.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Register as a member with your new provincial body.
  2. Once you have been accepted and you have paid your full fees to that provincial body, please notify us that you are now a member of another province but you wish to retain your membership with CPA Alberta.
  3. We will confirm your membership with your new provincial body and update your billing status with CPA Alberta to 'Affiliate'.

You will be invoiced for Affiliate Member fees on a yearly basis. Login to the CPA Alberta Member Portal and make your payment.

Please note: As a Member, you will continue to be responsible for all obligations of membership (this includes submission of your annual CPD declaration—you will need to report to all CPA provincial bodies you are registered with).

Resigning your Membership with CPA Alberta

If you are currently registered with CPA Alberta but are moving to another province and no longer wish to be a member in Alberta, you must resign your CPA Alberta membership.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Register as a member with your new provincial body.
  2. Once you have been accepted and you have paid your fees to that provincial body (provincial and CPA Canada fees), send us your resignation request.
  3. Return all of your Alberta certificates to one of our offices. Your CPA Alberta certificate as well as your Legacy certificate(s) need to be returned.
  4. Once all certificates are received, we will complete your resignation and you will no longer be a member of CPA Alberta.

Please note: If we do not receive your resignation request prior to the annual member fees payment deadline (June 30 for billing year 2020/21), you are responsible for late payment penalties as per section 54(2)(b) Bylaw 1401 of the Chartered Professional Accountants Act.

Registering with CPA Alberta as a Member from another Province

Individuals who currently hold a CPA designation (or legacy CA, CMA, CGA) in another Canadian province and who are representing themselves as CPAs (or legacy CA, CMA, CGAs) in the province of Alberta are required to register as a member with CPA Alberta.

Please review the instructions here before continuing.

Once all your documents have been received, your application will be processed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing your request.

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