The three legacy bodies negotiated agreements with foreign accounting bodies. These agreements remain in place until such time as they expire, or are renegotiated. More information about agreements with foreign accounting bodies can be found under the following links:
CA Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)
CA Reciprocal Membership Agreements (RMA)
See details regarding CA MRAs and application forms to become a CPA.
CA Memorandum of Understanding
CPA Memorandum of Understanding
See information about CGA Canada’s MRAs and application forms to become a CPA:
See information about CMA Canada’s MRAs and application forms to become a CPA:
Internationally designated accountants who are not part of a formal MRA may be eligible for advanced standing in the CPA program of studies. Those designated accountants not part of an applicable MRA should contact CPA Recruitment.