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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 members to update their personal and professional profile, validate their status and make the necessary declarations to the Order so that it can supervise the practice of the profession.

This is a mandatory process for members to be entered on the roll of the Order and receive their dues notice, whatever their member category.

Annual dues

Members are also required to pay their 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.

What are my dues used for?

Membership dues are the Order’s main source of funding, as they make up more than 50% of its total annual revenues.

The Order directly and indirectly devotes most of its resources to its primary mission of protecting the public, under which it leverages the expertise of the accounting profession to serve the collective interest. The very value of the CPA designation depends on the Order’s ability to fulfil its role.

The Order’s role
  • Monitoring the competency development of aspiring candidates to the profession, whether trained in Quebec, in Canada or abroad.
  • Ensuring the continuing competency of members through compulsory continuing education, professional inspection and support for public practice.
  • Ensuring member compliance with regulatory and ethical obligations.
  • Informing the public of CPAs’ obligations and the rights and remedies available.
  • Ensuring the mechanisms for protecting the public are operating optimally, including the Office of the syndic, conciliation and arbitration of accounts, indemnity claims for improper use of funds, and monitoring of illegal practice.
For more information on the role and responsibilities of professional orders, go to the website of the Office des professions

How are my dues determined?

The Order’s Board of directors sets the dues amount after an annual consultation in which all members are invited to participate.

The dues vary by member category to which they belong, regardless of the type of employment they have, or whether they work part-time, in industry, in the public sector, as a sole practitioner or in a firm. All CPAs must fully comply with the standards of the profession and the rules of professional conduct associated with their practice, and must pay their fair share to allow the Order to ensure the effectiveness of public protection mechanisms.

2020-2021 dues* 

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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their province of residence and for whom the Order’s contribution to CPA Canada is paid in a province other than Québec
 
$250

* None of these amounts include taxes or the mandatory Office des professions du Québec levy.

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  
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
July to September
 
Consultation on the annual dues

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 our Member Support team by email at soutien@cpaquebec.ca, or by phone at 514 288-3256, ext. 2600, or at 1 800 363-4688.

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