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I am a US citizen.  I have an undergraduate degree from an accredited school where I earned a Bachelor's in Finance.  I am working on a Master's in Business Administration and am considering a career in accounting.  I have met all the requirements and plan on taking the CPA-USA exam in Idaho, Oregon, or Washington.  At the age of 27 I am now considering moving to Canada with my wife (who also has a Master's degree).

If I choose to move to Canada, would the CPA be valuable to employers or should I plan on taking a Canadian accounting equivalent?  Is the CPA-USA transferable in anyway toward a Canadian license?
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Thanks. let me write CMA , Canada  and will let you know feedback.
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Yeh its good idea . on the basis of your ICAWI you only need to pass strategic course of CIMA .

CIMA(UK)has MRA with Candian CMA.

so at the end you will have one Canadian degree ( certificate).

But please check that whether Canadian CMA will award membership( certificate) on the basis of CIMA(UK) if CIMA (UK) is acquired through partial or full exemptions.

Yo can email CMA - Canada to check.

If MRA is not applicable in that case take  along route and write all papers.

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Originally posted by amitsangal amitsangal wrote:

Hi I am ICWAI , ICSI and M.com from India. Please let me know for what qualification should I go for in Canada . Alternatively will it be better if I go for CIMA, UK .
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Hi I am ICWAI , ICSI and M.com from India. Please let me know for what qualification should I go for in Canada . Alternatively will it be better if I go for CIMA, UK .
thanks, Amit
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Thanks ,

One more question what about ACCA members who obtain the membership through exemptions fully or partial.


Originally posted by EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin wrote:

Hi Sayyed

You just need to be a qualified member of the ACCA, then take one exam for the CGA level 2 course on tax and law. As long as you maintain your designation with the ACCA (pay membership fees with them each year), you can practice as a CGA as well in Canada.

More details here: http://www.cga-canada.org/en-ca/International/StrategicAlliances/MraAccaCga/Pages/ca_mra_acca_initial_application_process.aspx


There are over a thousand ACCA students in Canada, so if anyone is moving here as an ACCA student, you won't be alone. ACCA is not well recognised, but as soon as you register with the CGA and they give you equivalency grade, you'll find yourself a job.

Hope that's okay.
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Hi Sayyed

You just need to be a qualified member of the ACCA, then take one exam for the CGA level 2 course on tax and law. As long as you maintain your designation with the ACCA (pay membership fees with them each year), you can practice as a CGA as well in Canada.

More details here: http://www.cga-canada.org/en-ca/International/StrategicAlliances/MraAccaCga/Pages/ca_mra_acca_initial_application_process.aspx


There are over a thousand ACCA students in Canada, so if anyone is moving here as an ACCA student, you won't be alone. ACCA is not well recognised, but as soon as you register with the CGA and they give you equivalency grade, you'll find yourself a job.

Hope that's okay.
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Dear English Muffin ,

Could you please elaborate the detailed procedure for having CGA certificate through MRA ( with ACCA).

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There is a mutual recognition scheme between members of the global accounting body ACCA and CGA members:

http://www.cga-canada.org/en-ca/International/StrategicAlliances/MraAccaCga/Pages/ca_mra_acca_cga.aspx

I am an ACCA student in Canada, originally from the UK, in the final stages currently studying for ACCA membership, when I plan on becoming a CGA under the MRG. There are, I believe, similar recognition schemes in place for CAs and CMAs.
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sayyed bhai,
thankz and well contribution...
any other senior in the profession.. through some more light...
 
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Dear Imran it depends on qualification someone has before applying but we will discuss about accountancy profession;

Usually the applicant from pakistan may have CA/ICMA/PIFPA/MBA

All these qualification are home country based qulaification and we can treat each of them in category 3.

category 1 qualification in Canada are , CA ( Canadian) , CGA , CMA and CPA canada.

All these qualification provides a good start up in Canada and help in getting good decent job.


Sadly there is no MRA or exemption policies between these two categories.

Pakistani CA or MBA must take full papers of Canadian CA or CGA or CPA in order to acquire such certificates means starts from scratch .

ICMAP from Pakistan may get Foundation-12 paper exemption (level 1-Level3) from CGA exams . But CGA entry requirements is university graduates means 4 years of bachelors program .

In order to reach the destination we need some bridging qualification (category 2)

The three bridging qualification that help the new immigrant to reach category 1 are
ACCA , ICAEW and CIMA

ICAP/ICMA may get upto 9 paper exemption in ACCA leaving 3 papers to qualify
ICAP needs 3 papers to write for ICAEW and in CIMA , ICMAP may get 7 paper exemption out of 11 papers.

CIMA(UK)has MRA with Candian CMA. ICAEW CA has MRA with Canadian CA. ACCA has MRA with CGA.


Thats it!

Best of Luck !

 





Originally posted by imran01 imran01 wrote:

sayyed
to continue with the discussion...
can u elaborate that how we reach from 3 type of degrees to 1 type of degree...
what is the option available to each of us
and what is the time and resources required for each...
 
since i am
CMA... would u suggest any recognized digree to go for...and what is its cost...
 
every one is welcome in this discussion..
 
regardz
 


Edited by sayyed - 26 Jan 2010 at 2:51am
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