CPA Ontario and CGA Ontario Sign Unification Agreement
On June 23, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Certified General Accountants of Ontario have signed the Second Unification Agreement in support of unification of the accounting profession in Ontario. The two Unification Agreements (CPA Ontario and CMA Ontario signed the First Unification Agreement in April 2014) outline the process to unify the functions and operations of the three bodies while respecting the statutory duties of each.
Together with our partners at the national and provincial levels, our combined 80,000-plus members are now part of a unification movement that represents all of Canada’s more than 185,000 designated accountants.
- Final unification will come with the introduction of a new Chartered Professional Accountants Act, which will create a renewed CPA Ontario combining the members, staff and resources of the three legacy bodies.
- CPA Ontario will seek a Chartered Professional Accountants Act from the Province of Ontario as soon as possible.
- CGAs’ member certificates will be issued this summer.