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Accounting in Canada

Up-to-date information and background knowledge can help support and grow your business internationally. On this page you can access articles, books and online resources providing useful links to accounting standards, GAAP comparisons and other guides.

Some features on this page link to licensed products and are only available to logged-in members and students.

Access to articles is provided subject to publishers' terms of use.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Accounting standards

Accounting Standards Board, Canada (AcSB)
Body responsible for developing and issuing local accounting standards. Also known as the Conseil des Normes Comtables (CNC).

Accounting Standards Updates by Jurisdiction: Canada
Updates from Deloitte's IAS Plus service.

Accountancy associations and networks

For regional organisations and networks, see our list of international accountancy bodies


IFRS – Canadian GAAP Differences Series
Series of documents issued by BDO providing detailed information on the key differences by topic.

IFRS compared to Canadian GAAP: An overview
Third edition of the KPMG comparison report, published in May 2010.

Model financial statements

Models and checklists – Canada
Example accounts and checklists produced and regularly updated by Deloitte member firms to help users prepare reports in compliance with local GAAP.

ICAEW contact members

Contact member in Canada
ICAEW’s network of Contact Members around the world are a point of contact for enquiries and act as ambassadors in promoting ICAEW's strategy and brand in each region.

IFRS adoption

Use of IFRS standards by jurisdiction: Canada
Country profile prepared by the IFRS Foundation with notes on the extent of IFRS application, relevant jurisdictional authority, IFRS endorsement and translation of standards.

Other resources

CPA Magazine
Online edition of the monthly magazine for chartered accountants in Canada. Includes an archive of the print editions for its predecessor titles back to January 1997.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

Each selected book features specific accounting information on this country; click on the links for more details. Alternatively, contact us if you have a particular enquiry or need further help consulting these titles.

International Corporate Procedures
LS Sealy et al (eds.)
This regularly updated database includes information on tax and accounting and features model company accounts. The model accounts are presented in the standard format for each country with original language and English language versions presented together. Contact us to request documents from the database.

World Accounting
Kurt S Schulzke (ed.)
Each country entry contains sections on the framework of accounting (including the regulatory and standard setting regimes), individual accounting topics, auditing and appendices which can include commonly used terms and acronyms and example financial statements. This is a regularly updated looseleaf reference work in three volumes.

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