Please note: the description of this Seminar relates to the 2018 version, however, this course is for the updated 2019 materials. This course description will be updated once we have the 2019 information available. If you have any questions, please contact PDEvents@cpaontario.ca

Formerly Titled: “Assurance and Professional Practice Update”

This seminar is designed to review recent revisions to the CPA Canada Handbook – Assurance and other practice matters specifically for auditors and only auditors.

The focus of the seminar is on new auditing standards issued, with an overview of projects in progress, and other issues such as auditing accounting estimates and other developments of interest to auditors.

Audit practice issues identified by practice advisory and/or practice inspection will also be reviewed.


  • Introduction and overview of new standards issued
  • Specific coverage of the new audit report
  • Exposure drafts and other projects in process for audit
  • Practice matters, including practice inspection findings and practice advisory comments for auditors
  • Awareness of tools available to assist auditors


Those benefiting from this session are professional accountants who audit small and medium-sized entities. This seminar provides an overview of current developments in audit standards.