Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia

Over a century ago, in the early months of the year 1900, ten men came together to form an association known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia (ICANS). Soon after, they received an official Charter from the Nova Scotia Legislature which granted members the right to use the designation of "Chartered Accountant".

From ten members to more than 1500 members, ICANS has grown over the years in both membership and influence.

Chartered Accountants are highly-respected in Nova Scotia, and have positively affected the business climate and landscape. CAs are known and respected for their integrity, business acumen and the rigorous education and training required by the industry.

ICANS is a self-governing association empowered by the Chartered Accountants Act of the Province of Nova Scotia, and has two primary mandates:

  • To protect the public interest by governing the actions of its members through the enforcement of bylaws and a code of professional conduct; and
  • To serve as an advocacy group to further the interests of all CAs in Nova Scotia and to serve their needs.

An industry built on traditional values

To accomplish these goals, the Institute is committed to maintaining a professional and regulated industry, and serving as a valuable resource for CAs to grow and build upon their skills and expertise.

At its foundation, ICANS has adopted the core values of the Chartered Accounting profession to guide its dealings with its members and the public. These include:

  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • A commitment to excellence
  • Competence
  • Leadership

As members of ICANS, the partners and staff of Fraser & Company Chartered Accountants also hold these values sacred, and we are proud and active members of the Institute.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia

1101 - 1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3L1

T: 902-425-3291
F: 902-423-4505
E: icans@icans.ns.ca
W: www.icans.ns.ca