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The most popular news stories of the year, as curated by you

These are the news stories that you clicked on, engaged with and shared the most this calendar year

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Images from several CPA Canada online news stories from 2023CPA Canada published close to 200 news stories this year (Illustration by CPA Canada)

From the latest AI tools to the introduction of the first two global sustainability standards, 2023 was another eventful year in the world of accounting and finance.

Below you’ll find a list of the 10 most-read stories we published in CPA Canada’s Online News section this year. This small sample is a testament to the variety of content we publish for our CPA Canada members and the general public, covering industry trends, news developments, tax matters, new technologies and standards, leadership advice and financial literacy.

We determined this list based on the number of views a story received over the year, as well as the collective engagement time it garnered from its reading audience across the country.

Here are our 10 most-read stories of 2023.

10. First two IFRS sustainability disclosure standards launched
Published June 15, 2023

These standards are meant to provide a global baseline that can be combined with jurisdiction-specific disclosure requirements. In this article, we outlined five key things readers should know about them.

9. CFE regional winners reveal the secrets to their success
Published August 30, 2023

We touched base with the three winners to learn how their dedication, organization and support from colleagues and friends helped them pass the May 2023 Common Final Examination with honours.

8. Charging ahead: Say hello to the first all-Canadian EV
Published January 24, 2023

This article looks at the why and how behind Project Arrow—a homegrown prototype that aims to show that Canada can build an electric vehicle industry of its own.

7. Putting an end to federal overhiring and staff cuts
Published May 8, 2023

This article by CPA Canada’s chief economist highlights the factors behind the historic federal workers’ strike  and the shortcomings of Ottawa’s approach to employment.

6. New CPA education program reflects Indigenous reality
Published July 7, 2023

Designed by CPA Western School of Business, AFOA Alberta, Indigenous CPAs and CPA Canada, the program addresses existing barriers to the accounting profession for Indigenous students. Here we provide an overview of the rationale behind the program and some of its key features.

5. Long hours, deadline pressure take toll on accountants: study
Published May 11, 2023

A report from the Healthy Professional Work partnership shows that slightly more than half of accounting professionals have experienced a mental health issue at some point in their lives. This article examines some of the reasons why.

4. Generational wealth: is it harder for young people to get ahead?
Published April 26, 2023

This article from CPA Canada’s chief economist outlines some of the reasons why Generation Z and millennials may be finding it more difficult to accumulate wealth than their baby boomer parents did.

3. What in the world is ChatGPT? We asked a CPA to explain
Published February 17, 2023

Here, Malik Datardina, governance, risk and compliance strategist with Auvenir, shares his thoughts on this AI innovation and what accountants need to know.

2. 4 top scams currently making the rounds—and how to avoid them
Published March 9, 2023

From peddling shady investment schemes to posing as grandchildren in distress, fraudsters are always finding new ways to trick their victims. In this article, we explain what to look for—and how to protect yourself.

1. Basic facts you need to know about the Underused Housing Tax
Published February 24, 2023

This article explains what the UHT is and why Canadian citizens and residents who own residential properties should familiarize themselves with its various provisions.