KPMG's performance in Canada is reflected in our financial results and our successes. We're proud of these achievements in a challenging market.

Our successes

Every day, KPMG people play a vital role in helping client organizations create value. Our stakeholders—from clients, to governments and regulators, to employees, to the public—have very high expectations of us.  We respond by recruiting truly outstanding people and providing them with the quality of assignments, training, support, and international opportunities they need to flourish professionally and personally. 

Awards and recognition

KPMG's people-centered strategy, together with our open and constructive relationships with our clients, has resulted in external recognition and independent endorsements of our work environment, culture and values.

Revenue

Total revenue for KPMG in Canada for the financial years ending 30 September:    

                  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Revenue 1,446 1,578 1,730 1,796 1,996

All figures expressed in millions of Canadian dollars

Our history

In Canada, the firm's roots go back to 1869. Since that date, more than 115 predecessor firms in communities across the country have joined forces to create what is now KPMG LLP (Canada).

The KPMG International network was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged along with their respective member firms.

Principal founding members

There were four key figures in the formation of KPMG. They are the founding members of the present organization.

  • Klynveld: Piet Klynveld founded the accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co in Amsterdam in 1917.
  • Peat: William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm Peat & Co in London.
  • Marwick: James Marwick established the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co in New York City in 1897.
  • Goerdeler: Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was the first president of the International Federation of Accountants and a chairman of KPMG. He is credited with laying the foundations of the Klynveld Main Goerdeler merger.