The Canadian CPA profession and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) are currently negotiating a new agreement defining how members of the professionals involved can obtain the designation of the other profession. We will continue to keep all members informed of the status of our reciprocity agreements. The agreement applies to members of both institutions, regardless of where they are in the world, with the exception of the province of Quebec. ACCA members residing in Canada must apply through the provincial association in which they reside. The process of negotiating a new agreement between CPA Canada and the ACCA has already begun and will continue in the coming months. The ACCA and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) have entered into a Comprehensive Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). Initially signed in 2006, the contract was renewed in July 2011. In 2012, CGA Canada was part of CPA Canada. The MRA remains in effect in all provinces except Quebec.
NOTE: Due to the termination of the contract and the expected volume of applications, we advise you to begin the MRA admission process as soon as possible. Processing times may vary depending on the volume. The Canadian CPA profession and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which is based in the United Kingdom, are currently negotiating a new agreement defining how professionals can obtain the designation of the other professional profession. In order to enable negotiations, national bodies representing the relevant professions have agreed to withdraw from their existing Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). Any new agreement will facilitate continued access to the profession while ensuring that the public interest is protected by maintaining entry standards in each profession at the appropriate level. CGA Provincial Bodies and CGA Canada signed the Existing Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2011. Following the unification of Canada`s three different accounting positions in 2014, the commitments of each CGA body that was a party to the agreement were transferred to the new CPA body for that jurisdiction.