The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA Canada) and French accountancy body Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts-Comptables (CSOEC) have entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA).
Under the agreement, members of CGA Canada and the CSOEC can be considered for membership by the other body.
Members must meet the prescribed requirements for public accounting in the jurisdiction they wish to practice in.
CSOEC president Joseph Zorgniotti said the MRA enables the expansion of workforce mobility between the two countries.
The new partnership broadens an earlier agreement between the CSOEC and the CGA association in the French-speaking Canadian province Québec.
It is the fourth MRA CGA Canada has with a foreign accounting organisation.
CGA Canada serves 73,000 members and students in Canada.
The CSOEC has 19,000 members.