The Chartered Professional Accountants Act received Royal Assent on December 18, 2015. Before the legislation is proclaimed into force, by laws for CPA Nova Scotia will be filed with the Province. Lawyers for CPA Nova Scotia are preparing a draft set of by laws, and CPA Nova Scotia will then engage in a process of by law consultation with the legacy bodies through their boards and the transitional steering committee. CPA Nova Scotia and the legacy bodies are working toward proclamation of the legislation.
In addition to the CPA Act, amendments to the Public Accountants Act have also received Royal Assent.
The date of proclamation for neither act has yet been set.