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Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada

Chartered Secretaries Canada is a division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) — the international professional body for Chartered Secretaries. Focused on corporate governance and professional administration, Chartered Secretaries Canada is the only body in North America offering an international professional designation - ACIS and FCIS - for corporate governance professionals, administrators, and corporate secretaries.

To become a Chartered Secretary, candidates must complete ICSA’s International Qualifying Scheme. The Professional Program is an express route available to qualified candidates - including graduates from McGill University in any discipline. This 8-module program of study includes:

  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic & Operations Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Administration
  • Corporate Secretarial Practice & Procedures
  • Corporate Financial Management

The Institute maintains an international standard exemption policy. Exemptions of four subjects will be granted to students pursuing, or graduates with a degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or Law.

For further information, please contact:

Education Coordinator
Chartered Secretaries Canada
310 – 2175 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M2J 1W8
Telephone: (416) 944-9727 or 1 (800) 501-3440
Email:education [at] icsacanada [dot] org