Admission by affiliation

For professionals who are members of a CPA organization in another Canadian province or territory or Bermuda.

Mandatory documents that must be submitted

Make sure that you send all documents required for your application review to tableauCPA@cpaquebec.ca.

Allow 60 days for your file to be processed.

Pieces of identification

You must submit one or two pieces of identification issued by a competent authority, based on your place of birth:

  • In Canada: One piece of identification
  • Outside of Canada: Two pieces of identification

Documents in a language other than French or English must be translated by a certified translator.

Birth certificate

You must provide a copy of your birth certificate issued by a competent authority. 

Documents in a language other than French or English must be translated by a certified translator.

Application form for admission by affiliation
You must complete and sign this form to apply for admission by affiliation.
Application for admission by affiliation
PDF 182KB
Request for information on the admission of a CPA from another Canadian province or territory or Bermuda
You must complete and sign Part 1 of the form and ask your professional CPA organization to complete and sign Part 2 and return it to the Order. 

Note that you must remain a member in good standing of the CPA organization until your admission to the Order has been confirmed. 
Request for information
PDF 503KB
Request for information – Application for reinstatement on the roll of the Order or for admission by affiliation
You must complete and sign this form and attach it to your application for admission.
Request for information
PDF 772KB
Professional liability insurance declaration

Members must subscribe to the Fonds d’assurance de la responsabilité professionnelle des CPA du Québec and carry coverage for liability they may incur owing to errors or negligence committed in the practice of the profession under the Règlement sur l’assurance de la responsabilité professionnelle des comptables professionnels agréés.

You are required to complete the professional liability insurance declaration, attach it to your application for admission and, in due course, pay the insurance premium in full. The Order will inform you of the fees payable.

Note that although you must pay the insurance premium before the admission date, your professional liability insurance contract will only take effect on the date of your reinstatement on the roll of the Order.

Professional liability insurance declaration
PDF 99KB
Proof of French language proficiency

You must attach one of the following documents to your application for admission as proof of your French language proficiency:

  • Official transcript indicating that you received no less than three years of full-time instruction delivered in French, regardless of the country
  • Secondary school transcript issued by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, indicating that you passed the fourth or fifth year secondary level examination for French as a first language
  • Secondary school diploma issued by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation as of and after the 1985-1986 school year
  • Certificate attesting that you passed the exam of the Office québécois de la langue française

If you cannot provide any of these documents, you must attach a copy of your undergraduate degree as proof of your eligibility for a temporary permit.

 

Fees charged

Fees charged

A $459.90 fee will be charged to file your application. You must also pay the full amount of the professional liability insurance premium and any other amounts owing to the Order, if applicable. 

The Order will send you an invoice. In order for your application to be processed, the invoice must be paid in full by credit card.

Within a few days of your admission to the Order, you will also receive your first dues notice, which must be paid within 45 days following the date on which you are admitted to the Order. 

 

CPA designation

CPA designation

The Order will provide you with a permit that allows you to use the CPA designation in Quebec. You will not be allowed to use any other designation issued to you by the CPA organization in your Canadian province or territory or Bermuda.

Knowledge of the French language

Knowledge of the French language

All members of the Order must have a knowledge of French appropriate to the practice of the profession.
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