Internationally Trained Accountants
In the Province of Saskatchewan, the accounting profession is regulated under the Accounting Profession Act (the Act). Within the Province of Saskatchewan, only members registered with CPA Saskatchewan may use the title “professional accountant” or any designation, title, initials or description, abbreviated or otherwise, that implies that the individual is a member of a professional accounting body.
Registration as a member with CPA Saskatchewan is not required to provide non-regulated accounting services including bookkeeping, tax preparation and accounting services that are not provided to the public. For example, individuals working as account receivable clerks or in similar basic accounting functions under supervision are not regulated and without additional experience in more senior accounting positions would not qualify for registration as members of CPA Saskatchewan.
INTERNATIONALLY DESIGNATED ACCOUNTANTS
Are you a designated member of an accounting body that is a member of IFAC and interested in becoming a member of CPA Saskatchewan?
Email CPA Saskatchewan for information on the process and include the following in your email:
- Designation and accounting body.
- Are you currently living and working in Saskatchewan? If not, where do you currently reside and work and when do you plan on relocating to Saskatchewan?
- Was your qualifying experience obtained outside of Canada?
- Are you currently providing assurance services, and do you plan to perform assurance engagements in Saskatchewan?
Click HERE for a list of IFAC member accounting bodies.
NON-DESIGNATED INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED ACCOUNTANTS
There are two programs of interest to you: the CPA Certification Program and CPA Canada’s Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF).
Are you interested in becoming a CPA and member of CPA Saskatchewan? You will be required to complete the CPA Certification Program. Click HERE for more information.
The ACAF qualification is a recognized national standard developed by CPA Canada in consultation with employers. The ACAF helps individuals further develop technical and soft skills learned in accounting diploma programs or through equivalent on-the-job experience. Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE for a comparison of the two programs.
SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION PROGRAM (SINP)
Most new Canadians are not eligible to be licensed upon registration as a member of CPA Saskatchewan and should answer NO to this question on the SINP application. Eligibility for licensing can be self-assessed by reviewing Section 20(4) of the Act and Regulatory Bylaw 25.
Eligibility for licensing is only one factor upon which your SINP application is evaluated by the province. For SINP purposes, CPA Saskatchewan cannot confirm your eligibility to register as a member until you have completed the process to register as a member.
GUIDE TO ACCOUNTING BUSINESS CULTURE: ADAPTING TO THE CANADIAN WORKPLACE
Working or seeking employment in Canada? Click HERE to access a free interactive online course from CPA Canada.