Quebec-France mutual recognition agreement

For members of the Ordre des experts-comptables de France or holders of the diplôme d'expertise comptable of France
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Mandatory documents that must be submitted

Make sure that you submit all documents required to review your application.

Allow 60 days for your file to be processed.

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2 pieces of identification
You must submit 2 pieces of identification issued by competent authorities.
Birth certificate
You must submit a copy of your birth certificate issued by a competent authority.
University degree(s)
You must submit all your university degrees.

Documents that are not written in French or English must be translated by a certified translator.
University transcripts(s)
You must submit all your university transcripts.

Documents that are not written in French or English must be translated by a certified translator.
Quebec-France MRA forms
Make sure that you have signed all the forms before submitting them. Note that the forms are available in French only.
Demande d’admissibilité
PDF 127KB
Attestation de conformité de l'Ordre des experts-comptables
PDF 127KB
Attestation de l'expérience du demandeur (le cas échéant)
PDF 84KB

Fees charged

Fees charged

A $ 557.63 fee will be charged to review your file.

If you are eligible, a $ 615.12 fee will be charged to register you as a candidate for the CPA profession and a $ 431.16 fee will be charged for your annual  dues.

Required training

You will have to complete these complementary courses before obtaining your CPA designation.

You have a maximum of 3 years to complete them. 

CPA
CPA Canada’s CPARE Professional Development Program (webinar)

The goal is to bridge the differences in current business law and tax legislation in Canada.

20 hours

$ 1,080.77

Registration on request at equivalence@cpaquebec.ca


Ethics and Professional Conduct (session no.: 8448)

The goal is to bridge the differences between the rules of ethics in Quebec and France.

7 hours

Register online 
CPA auditor

Holders of this designation may practice public accounting, which includes, among other things, activities related to audit engagements and review engagements.

CPA Canada’s CPARE Professional Development Program (webinar)

The goal is to bridge the differences in current business law and tax legislation in Canada.

20 hours

$ 1,080.77

Registration on request at equivalence@cpaquebec.ca

Ethics and Professional Conduct (session no.: 8448)

The goal is to bridge the differences between rules of ethics in Quebec and France.

7 hours

Register online 


Additional training

Option 1 (2 courses)

1- Audit Engagements - Review of Fundamental Concepts (session no.: 6131)
2- ASPE - Review of Fundamental Concepts (session no.: 7884)

28 hours

Cost varies depending on the training

Register online


Option 2 (3 courses)

1- Audit Engagements - Review of Fundamental Concepts (session no.: 6131)
2- ASPE - News, Issues and Practical Advice (session no.: 8076)
3- ASPE - Presentation of Financial Statements - Advanced (session no.: 7490)

24.5 hours

Cost varies depending on the training

Register online

 

Permit application

When you have completed your additional training, you may apply for your permit.

After your permit has been issued, you will receive a letter formalizing your membership in the Order.

Mandatory form

Permit application
PDF 533KB
Attention: Make sure that you always meet the CPA requirements so that you may keep your designation throughout your career in Quebec.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have my work permit to start the process?
No. It is not necessary to have a work permit to start the process with the Order. However, we recommend that anyone who wishes to study or work in Quebec refer to the competent authorities to ensure that they comply with the laws and regulations in force.
 
Do I need to have my comparative assessment from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration to submit my application?
No. For an application based on a mutual recognition agreements or a reciprocity agreement, as in the case of the Queébec-France MRA, you may apply directly to open a temporary file by submitting all the mandatory documents.
 
Is English necessary to practice in Quebec?
Knowledge of English is not required to practice in Quebec, although fluency in English can be an asset in the labour market.
Does Quebec have its own specific accounting terminology that must be to used?
Although accounting terminology is gradually becoming standardized around the world, some terms may be different in Quebec. The biggest difference is in public accounting, which refers to the expertise required to perform public accounting (audits). You will find all the details in the "Useful resources" section.

Video about the Quebec-France MRA

Learn more about this agreement and its characteristics. 

This video is only available in French.

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