As Canada’s audit regulator charged with protecting the investing public’s interests, CPAB oversees public accounting firms that audit Canadian reporting issuers. We promote audit quality through proactive regulation, robust audit assessments, dialogue with domestic and international stakeholders, and practicable insights that inform capital market participants and contribute to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting.
CPAB’s governing document, the Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument - 52-108 Auditor Oversight requires auditors of reporting issuers to be registered with CPAB as CPAB participants, and requires Canadian reporting issuers to issue financial statements audited only by CPAB participating firms.
CPAB is a leading audit regulator that reinforces public confidence in Canada’s capital markets.
CPAB promotes audit quality through proactive regulatory oversight, facilitating dialogue with domestic and international stakeholders, and publishing practicable insights to inform capital market participants.
CPAB Core Values
Committed to serving the public
Team driven and inclusive
2022-24 Strategic Plan Overview
The health and well-being of our communities across the country matter to CPAB. Our people engage personally and professionally in a variety of activities that make our communities better places to live. CPAB is committed to supporting our people's passions, locally and nationally.
Our Community Matters program is aligned with our core values of being committed to serving the public, team-driven and inclusive, innovative and courageous. Through the program, CPAB and our employees proudly contribute to community organizations across Canada that reflect those values and complement our mission. Our approach is driven by a spirit of collaboration and innovation and a desire to improve the circumstances of those in need.
Our support includes financial contributions and the volunteer efforts of our people. We provide employees two paid days every year to volunteer their time to an organization of their choice and match their financial donations up to $200 annually.
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