Annual mandatory declaration and dues

To retain their CPA designation, all Order members must complete their annual declaration and pay their dues by March 15 every year.

Annual mandatory declaration

The annual mandatory declaration provides an opportunity for you to update your personal and professional profile, validate your status and make the necessary declarations to the Order so that it can supervise the practice of the profession.

In addition, this a mandatory process for you to be entered on the roll of the Order and receive your dues notice, whatever your member category.

Annual dues

You are also required to pay your annual dues to be entered on the roll of the Order. These dues cover the period from April 1 to March 31 and are non-refundable. Membership dues are one of the Order’s main sources of funding, as they make up more than 50% of its total annual revenues.

What are my dues used for?

Among other things, your dues help the Order to uphold the highest standards in protecting the public and to directly invest in the promotion and visibility of the CPA profession. They also serve to maintain and improve important member services, such as technical support, ethical guidance and communications. Some of our activities, including training activities and professional inspection, generate revenue and are self-financing.

How much are my dues?

Every year, the Order’s Board of directors sets the dues amount after consultation with its members. This amount varies depending on your member category.

2019-2020 dues (status on April 1, 2019) 

None of the amounts in the tables below include taxes or the mandatory Office des professions du Québec levy.

Regular member
Amount
Member residing in Québec for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in Québec
$945
Member residing in a province other than Québec who is not a member of the accounting body in his or her province of residence and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in Québec
$945
Member residing in a province other than Québec who is a member of the accounting body in his or her province of residence and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in Québec
$687.50
Member residing outside Canada and Bermuda for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in Québec
$687.50
Affiliate member
Amount
Member residing in Québec who is entered on the roll of the Québec CPA Order and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in a province other than Québec
$465
Member residing in a province other than Québec who is not a member of the accounting body in his or her province of residence and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in a province other than Québec
$465
Member residing outside Canada and Bermuda who is a member of the accounting body in a province other than Québec and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in a province other than Québec
$250
Member residing in a province other than Québec who is a member of the accounting body in his or her province of residence and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in a province other than Québec
$250

Reduced rates based on status (in accordance with the applicable conditions)

Professor and lecturer ($472.50)

Member whose main source of employment income is teaching

The member’s course load must be at least 6 courses per year, given in an education program related to the profession or at several universities or colleges in Canada.

Retired member with income ($283.50)

Member who is at least 55 years of age on March 31 of the current year, who has been entered on the roll of the Order for at least 10 years, and whose annual income from employment, the practice of the profession or the operation of an enterprise is less than $25,000

Retired member with no income ($141.75)

Member who is at least 55 years of age on March 31 of the current year, who has been entered on the roll of the Order for at least 10 years, and who does not earn income from any professional activity

Member on permanent disability leave ($141.75)

Member with a medical certificate stating that the disability is permanent and prevents him or her from working 

Member on temporary disability leave ($141.75)

Member with a medical certificate stating that the disability is for a period of at least 6 consecutive months (temporary status renewable annually)

Life member ($0)

Member who has been entered on the roll of the Order for 50 years as at March 31 of the current year

important dates

April 1 to March 31
Period covered by the dues notice
Mid-January
Annual mandatory declaration posted online                              

The form is sent by mail to members who do not have an email address on file.
March 15
Deadline for submitting the annual mandatory declaration and paying the annual dues 

Payment in 2 instalments (March 15 and May 31) must be received by the Order by March 15.
May 31
Processing of 2nd instalment

Please log into your file to update your information, complete your annual declaration and pay your dues.

Late fee

Members who submit their annual mandatory declaration and/or pay their annual dues after the deadline are charged a $175 late fee. To be entered on the roll of the Order, members must pay their annual dues as well as any late fees charged to them.

Questions?

Contact the Member Support team by email at cotisation@cpaquebec.ca, or by phone at 514 982.4600 or toll free at 1 800 363.4688 [2600]. Our staff will be pleased to answer your questions.

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