Uniting the Canadian Accounting Profession
ICAA rejoins Alberta unification discussion
On December 4, 2012, the following letter was sent to CMA and CGA Alberta members:
We are pleased to advise you that today the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta issued notice to
their members regarding their re-entry to the unification initiative in Alberta. As you know, CGA and CMA
Alberta formally voted to unify on October 12, 2012 and considerable progress has been made on the
operational merger of the two organizations under the CPA national unification plan. Prior to their
departure from unification discussions earlier this year, the ICAA had been part of positive progress toward
unification in Alberta. We are pleased to welcome them back to the process.
CGA and CMA Alberta will continue to move forward on the operational merger that began formally in October.
All of the professional accounting associations have indicated their support for the rationale behind
unification and we continue to hope all will eventually choose to participate. The return of the ICAA
to the effort in Alberta completes the Chartered Accountant provincial presence in the national merger and
now means more than 80% of Canada’s professional accountants are on board to unify under the CPA banner.
We will continue to keep you updated as further events occur.
Boards vote to unify
On October 12, 2012, the CMA Alberta and CGA Alberta boards formally voted to move forward with unification
of the two organizations as part of the national CPA unification framework.
The vote follows the results of our June 2012 member vote, where 75% of members of both organizations
indicated their approval of unification.
The board votes trigger the second phase of the unification plan. A new Unification Agency will be formed and
work will begin to bring together the two organizations. Four members each from CMA Alberta and CGA Alberta's
current boards have been appointed to form the board of the Unification Agency.
The new Chartered Professional Accountant Competency Map and the CPA Competency Map Knowledge
Supplement can be downloaded here. The map details the education requirements for the designation and has been approved by
all provincial bodies taking part in the unification of the Canadian accounting profession as the foundation
for the national national CPA certification program.
Check out the joint CMA-CGA microsite, providing
support and specific information for members, candidates and others who are interested in pursuing an
If you would like to speak with someone directly about the board vote and next steps in the unification of
CMA Alberta and CGA Alberta, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.231.8065.