Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

March 11, 2009 16:30 ET

The Ordre des Comptables Agrees du Quebec Applauds the Tabling of the Bill Respecting the Implementation of the Quebec/France Agreement...

...on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - The Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec welcomes the announcement by Justice Minister Kathleen Weil of the tabling of the bill entitled An Act to provide for the implementation of the Entente entre le Quebec et la France en matiere de reconnaissance mutuelle des qualifications professionnelles and similar agreements. "This historic agreement between Quebec and France is of great importance to our members. By removing one of the main obstacles to labour mobility, this mutual recognition agreement expedites and simplifies the qualification process," stated Jean-Pierre Allaire, FCA, Chair of the Ordre.

The Ordre has supported the Quebec government since the start of this initiative and is making every effort to ensure that its members can quickly take advantage of the opportunities presented by this agreement. The adoption of the bill tabled by the Justice Minister will allow the Ordre to complete the work already begun with its French counterparts.

"This mutual recognition of professional qualifications will help to address the many workforce and globalization challenges the province will have to face, at a time when a shortage of professionals is forecast for Quebec," said Daniel McMahon, FCA, President and CEO of the Ordre.

On October 17, 2008, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and the Ordre des experts-comptables de France signed a statement of commitment, with the backing of the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes, pledging to sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications by mid-April 2009.

With a membership of close to 17,500 CAs and 1,860 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and the highest professional and ethical standards.

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    Caroline Emmanuel
    External Relations Manager
    514-982-4615 or 1-800-363-4688, ext. 4615
    c.emmanuel@ocaq.qc.ca