Learn more about CPAB’s Protocol for Audit Firm Communication of CPAB Inspection Findings with Audit Committees.
The Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) initiative is a joint undertaking by CPAB and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
Audit committees have a pivotal role to play in enhancing audit quality.
​Our responses to national and international audit policy and audit quality developments.
​As developments in auditing become increasingly global in nature, we advocate effectively on the issues of greatest relevance to Canada.

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136 Canadian and 137 foreign firms participated in CPAB's inspection program in 2018.

Audit committees can—and should—be key contributors to audit quality.
CPAB inspects all audit firms that audit reporting issuers in Canada.
High-quality audits mean all investors, from large institutional investors to individuals, can have confidence in the integrity of financial statements.
We work in co-operation with national and provincial regulators in Canada. We also participate in the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators.

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​​Investors should be concerned about impediments to CPAB’s access to work performed by component auditors. Unfortunately, certain countries, including China, continue to prevent CPAB from inspecting the audit work of Canadian public companies conducted in their jurisdictions. For a complete list of jurisdictions where CPAB is unable to access audit working papers please click here.


Our Mandate
​​Established in 2003, CPAB is Canada's audit regulator, protecting the investing public's interests. As a world-class audit regulator, focused on excellence, CPAB delivers value to its various stakeh​olders through effective regulation and by promoting quality, independent auditing. As a champion of audit quality, CPAB contributes to public confidence in the integ​rity of financial reporting, which supports our capital markets​.

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