Three Manitoba accounting bodies sign Joint Venture Agreement

The CA, CMA and CGA bodies in Manitoba have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement, a milestone towards establishing CPA Manitoba.

Effective April 1, 2014, the CA, CMA and CGA bodies in Manitoba have entered into a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement. This is a major milestone towards establishing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in Manitoba.

The JV Agreement explains how the three bodies will work together to provide services, oversee the regional delivery of the CPA certification program,  develop all aspects of the strategic and business plans for the joint venture and CPA Manitoba, and merge the operations of the three organizations.

Until legislation is passed, members in Manitoba cannot use the CPA designation. However, once CPA Manitoba is created and approved by the Manitoba government, members will be advised how to use their designations.