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2019 Commodity Tax Symposium

2019 Commodity Tax Symposium - This product is available in the following media types: National Conferences(en anglais seulement)
October 23 - 24, 2019
Westin Ottawa Hotel, ON
(optional workshop October 25)

Early Bird discount - Register before August 21, 2019 to receive $250 off the conference price! Enter coupon code: EB-CTS (and click the check mark) at screen "Confirm Order". Discount cannot be combined with other offers.

For Junior practitioner pricing and full details on Refer a friend for a chance to win! please see special offers listed below.

Keep your tax team up-to-date on the latest strategies to deal with tax changes in Canada. Learn from Canadian experts and maximize your investment by networking with other commodity tax professionals at this popular event, back for the 39th year in a row.

The 2019 program will consist of in-depth technical sessions, practical issue identification and topic analysis, plus engaging keynote speakers who will share relevant insights about the impact of policy and legislation on your practice.

The post conference workshop is in development and registration will be available soon.

CPD hours

Conference - 12 CPD hours

ItemCPDItem no.Price
Registration - In-Person starting at 
1210005930-19$1,595.00register now
Registration - Virtual Conference 
1210105930-19$1,495.00register now
Prices may change without notice. User license policies

Special Offers:

Junior Practitioner Rate: (in-person and virtual conference): $500 off
Enter coupon code: JP-CTS (and click the check mark) at screen "Confirm Order". Note: Discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Refer a friend for a chance to win a weekend getaway!
Refer a friend: Refer a friend for a chance to win a weekend getaway! Refer a friend or colleague who is NEW to the Commodity Tax Symposium and be entered for a chance to each win a $650 gift card that you can use to treat yourself to a weekend getaway! For each friend you refer, you will receive a ballot in the draw which will take place at CTS’s Wednesday night networking reception. You or your friend must be present at the time of the draw to claim your prize. To be entered, ask your friend to enter your name when registering.

*Junior Practitioner rate cannot be combined with the Early Bird Discount. It is available for the duration of registration to those who meet the following criteria:
Those who registered for the 2017, 2018 or 2019 In-Depth HST/GST Course as a beginner or with "some experience" AND have not attended CTS before.

The coupon code would be JP-CTS


Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant. CPA Canada has arranged for special conference rates at the Westin Ottawa.

Traditional Room (single/double) $264/night
Deluxe Room (single/double) $309/night
Suites (single/double) $394/night
Additional Person $40/night

Book online at Click here to book your accommodations with the CPA Canada group rate Rates available until September 20, 2019, or until the room block is full.

Rates are available three days prior and three days’ post-conference, subject to availability.

Virtual Conference

Can’t make it to Ottawa? Attend this conference live from your desktop, laptop or tablet. Follow the PowerPoint presentation and listen to, see and ask questions of the presenters. All you need is a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, speakers and high-speed Internet.

Access to Material

No handouts will be distributed onsite, conference presentations will be available online approximately 1 week prior to the event for you to download and/or print as needed.

NOTE: You will receive an email within the next hour with your log-in access to the CPA Canada online learning environment (D2L) at: Check and ensure you have access to the D2L platform.

If you do not receive this email, please email or contact the helpdesk portal at

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the event for any reason, you may cancel up to 14 calendar days prior to the event start date for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 calendar days of the event start date will be subject to a $150 administration fee (plus applicable taxes). All cancellation requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on the day prior to the event start date. Refunds are not available after that point.

PLEASE NOTE: All cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to

The topics, program format and events are correct at the time of publishing. If unforeseen circumstances occur, CPA Canada has the right to alter or delete items from the program or cancel the event and refund all registration fees.

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Event dates, locations and prices subject to change.

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