OVERVIEW

Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) at its 333rd meeting held from May 14‐16, 2014 approved the setting up of the British Columbia Chapter of ICAI in Vancouver. The Chapter was inaugurated by Mr. K .Raghu, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Sunday, November 23rd 2014. The ICAI chapters abroad in different countries are formed for the purpose of networking amongst Indian members and conducting Continuing Professional development (CPD) programs and also to maintain a connect with the parent Institute i.e. ICAI and /or recognizing their support for professional networking and spreading professional camaraderie . Chapter in Vancouver provide a platform to share and disseminate knowledge amongst its members; project the image of ICAI in Canada; and most importantly created a sense of belonging to the Institute. It will help to generate goodwill between the accounting fraternities of India and Canada.

About ICAI:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. During its nearly six decades of existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in India, but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards. ICAI is now the second largest accounting body in the world. ICAI has reciprocity in place and have entered into MOUs with institutes across the world including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In February 2011, the ICAI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CICA on reciprocal membership arrangements from Canada and India. This has increased opportunities for members of ICAI to obtain reciprocal credentials in Canada and help them progress in their professional careers. About the Chapters in Canada: The First Chapter of ICAI in Canada in Toronto was established in 2006. It has reputable recognition with some of the leading financial services and professional accounting firms as its sponsors. To name a few, the sponsors in Toronto includes Scotia bank, TD Bank ,SBI, Collins Barrow, Grant Thornton, RBC, ICICI Bank and each of the big four accounting firms namely KPMG, Deloitte, PwC , E&Y and CPA , Ontario etc. The Chapter has made significant strides in promoting members’ networking and career opportunities. British Columbia Chapter of ICAI is second in Canada and is working with close coordination with Toronto Chapter.

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP

The members of the British Columbia Chapter are part of the fast growing professionals, in the South Asian Community in BC. Our members are integrated within the Canadian mainstream and hold positions in federal, provincial or local governments, industry and professional practice or are in business or in self‐employment.

By becoming an Event / Session Sponsor, you can:

Promote your Brand: Access to Members of ICAI in BC. Position your Company as an employer of choice, and/or promote your products, services to this key target audience, and increase your corporate and brand visibility within the large and growing South Asian Community.

Niche: Opportunity for your Company/Organization to display a subject matter/technical niche amongst your envoys to the British Columbia Chapter members. Network: Prepare for the future by communicating with successful business leaders from the Indo‐Canadian business community and the next generation of business leaders amongst the BC Chapter members.

Community: Showcase your Company as a strong community supporter.

The Appendix A offers description of the sponsorship options & advertisement rates to becoming a sponsor. We trust we can count on your support which will enable the British Columbia Chapter to expand further to serve its members and sponsors more efficiently and effectively. Thanks for your continued support and patronage. Your partnership truly matters!

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