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Agreements with other bodies

CIMA is working with a number of organisations around the world to promote management accounting. Two agreements give reciprocal membership to CPA Australia members and CMA Canada members.

CPA Australia

Find out more about the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) which we have with CPA Australia. 

CPA Canada (legacy CMA Canada)

Since 2016, the accountancy bodies in Canada have been represented by the single unifying body of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). 

The mutual recognition agreement (MRA) between CIMA and the legacy Canadian body, CMA Canada, has continued to be honoured by CPA Canada since unification. Negotiations for a new MRA between CIMA and CPA Canada are currently underway.

CIMA Members wishing to become a Canadian  CPA are reminded that the CIMA Membership must have been achieved via the CIMA Qualification and not from another MRA or Advanced Standing Arrangement.

CIMA members who completed the fast track routes (including IFAC recognition and experiential routes) that were not in existence and not anticipated by the original MRA are not eligible to become a Canadian CPA under the legacy MRA rules.

Applications for the CPA designation need to be submitted to the Canadian provincial CPA body in which the Member wishes to register.  The provincial body may have additional examination or other requirements to be fulfilled to obtain the CPA designation. 

We will continue to keep you informed as the new MRA negotiations progress with CPA Canada.

Effective February 19, 2021