A Few Words

About PBA

About PBA Canada

The PBA Society of Canada, formerly the Registered Professional Accountants’ Association of Canada (RPAC). This designation was rebranded on January 1, 2015 and was previously known as Registered Public/Professional Accountant – created in Alberta in 1980, Canada in 1984, Atlantic Canada in 1996, Ontario in 2013 and British Columbia in 2014.

PBA has two meanings in Canada:

Depending on where you reside and the provincial restrictions:

  • Professional Business Accountant in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Public Business Accountant in British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
PBA Society of Canada

Promotes, organizes and coordinates the educational activities of a diverse and growing group of designated accountants. The PBA designation can be attained when certain educational and work experience requirements are met.

Promotes and furthers the profession of accounting across Canada.

Provides you with an incredible opportunity to meet with those practicing in all areas of the accounting industry.  Once you have obtained your membership you will be part of a well recognized association.

Educates industry, government and the general public. A Member holding the designation of a PBA is a recognized designated accountant.

Brings together all qualified accountants to build bridges within the diverse sectors of the membership and foster a sense of association among those members.

Provides a continuing education program for members of the association through seminars, workshops and an annual convention. PBA Members are required to accumulate continuing education credits annually to remain abreast of changing legislation and advancing technologies.

Public practicing members are subject to a practice review on a periodic basis. This allows the association to ensure that the standards set by the association are being met.

Is an association dedicated to the improvement and advocacy of accounting in the public interest.

Members view the association as a vehicle that does good things for them, for the profession and for the association.

PBA Society of Canada 

To learn more about PBA Canada, click the link below to visit their website.