Reciprocity agreement

For professionals trained outside Canada who are members of an accounting body covered by a reciprocity agreement.
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Accounting bodies covered by a reciprocity agreement

The Order may recognize the education and practical experience you have acquired abroad as a member of an accounting body covered by a reciprocity agreement. 

Your accounting body is not on the list? Your degree must be recognized as equivalent.

Mandatory documents that must be submitted

Make sure that you submit all the 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 two 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 transcript(s)

You must submit all your university transcripts.

Documents that are not written in French or English must be translated by a certified translator.

Reciprocity forms
You must complete and sign these mandatory forms to apply for admission based on a reciprocity agreement.
Candidate application form
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Certificate of membership form
PDF 709KB

Fees charged

Fees charged

A $557.63 fee is 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 2 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 Quebec and international rules of ethics.

7 hours

Register online

 

CPA auditor (Mexico and United States only)

CPA Canada’s CPARE Professional Development Program (webinar)

The goal is to bridge the differences in current business law law aand tax legislation in Canada applicable 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 Quebec and international rules of ethics.

7 hours

Register online

 

Reciprocity examination

The CPARE exam, which can be taken once a year, includes multiple choice questions on taxation, business law, GAAS and GAAP.

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Permit application

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

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

Mandatory form

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

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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