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2020 Commodity Tax Symposium

2020 Commodity Tax Symposium - This product is available in the following media types: National ConferencesOctober 19 - 20, 2020
Westin Ottawa Hotel, ON

Due to COVID-19 guidelines about large in-person gatherings, the Commodity Tax Symposium is cancelled this year. However, we are looking into alternative digital options like a live webinar series instead. If interested, email

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 40th year in a row.

The 2020 CTS 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.

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Prices may change without notice. User license policies



Special Offers

Early Bird discount (in-person and virtual conference):

  • Register before June 15, 2020 to receive $250 off the conference price. Enter coupon code: EB-CTS, (and click the check mark) at screen "Confirm Order".
  • Register after June 15, 2020 and before August 15, 2020 to receive $250 rebate on your next CPA Canada Product Purchase.
*Note: Discount cannot be combined with other offers

Group discount: Organizations sending 10 or more people are eligible for a group discount. Please contact our customer service team for details. Please note that this discount cannot be combined with other offers. Discount does not apply to workshops.

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 Monday 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:
Have you recently taken CPA Canada's In-Depth HST/GST course and need to stay up to date on the changes in indirect tax? Commodity Tax Symposium is for you and you can attend for just $1,095! To qualify for the discount, you must have taken the In-Depth HST/GST course in 2018, 2019 or 2020 as a beginner or with some experience, and have never attended CTS or CTS West in the past.

Enter coupon code: JP-CTS (and click the check mark) at screen "Confirm Order". Note: Discount cannot be combined with other offers.


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

Traditional Room (single/double) $269/night
Deluxe Room (single/double) $329/night
Suites (single/double) $419/night
**Additional Person per room $40/night**

Rates available until September 21, 2020 (5pm EST), 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

  • 14+ calendar days prior to start date: Full refund available
  • 5-13 calendar days prior to start date: $200 cancellation fee applies
  • 4 calendar days or fewer prior to start date: No refund available

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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