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CA Canada The Canadian Institute of Charter Accountants together with the provincial, territorial and Bermuda Institutes/Order of Chartered Accountants, represents a membership of approximately 75,000 CAs and 12,000 students in Canada and Bermuda.

The CICA conducts research into current business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It issues guidance on control and governance, publishes professional literature, develops continuing education programs and represents the CA profession nationally and internationally.  CICA is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).

CA Ontario

Now in its 130th year, Ontario’s Charter Accountant profession has a long and proud history. From the province’s origins as an agricultural society to its emergence as an economic powerhouse, CAs have played a key role in shaping Ontario’s progress. The profession's history bridges all of this country’s major milestones.

Ontario CAs have a proud history of innovation and reform, but one thing has remained constant throughout: a commitment to ethics and integrity, internationally recognized high standards and guardianship of the public trust.

CGA CanadaFounded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada is a self-regulating, professional association of 71,000 students and Certified General Accountants — CGAs.

CGAs work throughout the world in industry, commerce, finance, government, public practice and other areas where accounting and financial management is required. CGA clients range from major corporations and industries to entrepreneurs. Their expertise is valued in the public sector, government and the corporate world.

CGA-Canada represents CGAs and students in Canada, as well as Bermuda, the nations of the Caribbean, the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. CGA-Canada sets educational standards, professional guidelines, provides services and develops the CGA Program of Professional Studies.

CGA-Canada contributes to national and international accounting standard setting through co-operative professional relationships with other accounting bodies, represents the interests of the public and CGAs, and serves as an advocate for accounting professional excellence.

CGA-Canada establishes professional standards for its members through the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct, the CGA Independence Standard and mandatory continuing professional development.


The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.



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