Protecting the Public

As a self-regulating professional organization, it is very important that our members, firms and students act in a professional, ethical and competent manner at all times.

CPA NWT/NU is the professional accounting organization in Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

It operates under the three legacy territorial Acts of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The purpose of the Acts is to: protect the public; protect the integrity of the accounting profession regulated under the Act; promote and increase the competence of registrants; and regulate the conduct of registrants.

The body protects the public interest by:

  • setting education and experience standards to become a CPA;
  • setting education and experience standards to provide professional and public accounting services to the public;
  • setting and enforcing high professional and ethical standards;
  • promoting and increasing competence of members by providing a comprehensive program of learning opportunities;
  • assessing the continuing competency of members;
  • enforcing practice standards and rules of professional conduct of registrants; and
  • providing a means by which complaints can be dealt with in a fair and expeditious way by investigating and adjudicating complaints against members.

Submitting a Complaint against a CPA

As a self-regulating professional organization, it is very important that our members, firms and students act in a professional, ethical and competent manner at all times.

If you feel that the service you have received from a CPA NWT/NU member or firm, or the conduct of a member, firm or a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program, has been unprofessional, unethical or incompetent, you may send CPA NWT/NU a written complaint which will be addressed through a disciplinary process set out in the appropriate legacy Act. The complaint should contain a description of what happened and include any supporting documentation. Complaints are to be sent to:

CPA NWT/NU
P.O. Box
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N1

For other information or general inquires, please email admin@cpa-nwt-nu.org.