Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals

Become an Insolvency Professional

Looking for a dynamic career in a fast-paced environment? Want to have a positive impact on people and businesses? Insolvency and Restructuring is the industry for you.

Why become a CIRP?

The Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP) designation is your key to a life-long, rewarding career. This qualification is also the exclusive pathway to become licensed as an Insolvency Trustee by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.

Internationally recognized

The Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional designation (CIRP) is a highly regarded, internationally recognized professional designation and the exclusive pathway to become a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Ever-changing, versatile work

The work of a CIRP is as varied and diverse as the clients they serve. No one day is like the other.


CIRPs are well paid and experience the satisfaction of helping people and organizations rebuild their financial health.

Learn more about the cirp qualification program

Become an Insolvency Counsellor

Take the first step by taking the Practical Course on Insolvency Counselling. This is the required course to qualify to become a BIA Insolvency Counsellor to counsel debtors.

Become an Insolvency Administrator

Get all the technical knowledge required to effectively support CIRPs in administering insolvency estates and files by taking the Insolvency Administration course.

The CIRP Competency profile

The Competency Profile outlines the specific professional competencies and proficiency levels candidates need to demonstrate as newly certified Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CIRPs).

Important Program Dates

The CIRP Qualification Program (CQP) is a self-paced program, but there are important registration deadlines that must be met to qualify to write certain exams throughout the year.

Meet some of our CIRPs

Learn about their professional journeys, what drew them to this profession and how they’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Michelle Grant

Michelle Grant, CIRP, LIT
Partner, Deals and Senior Vice President, Corporate Advisory & Restructuring
PwC Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia

Nathan Sugeng

Nathan Sugeng, MBA, CIRP, LIT
Managing Partner
Fontaine & Associates
Sudbury, Ontario

Jasmin Brown

Jasmin Brown, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT
Senior Vice President
BDO Canada Limited
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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