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A leading accounting firm in Québec!


A Québec and Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a professional services firm dedicated to the success of organizations and their leaders since 1948. The firm‘s advisors are committed to helping clients thrive by obtaining a deep understanding of what is important to them, their business and their industry. This knowledge, combined with a team of motivated and talented professionals help accelerate growth.

A Quebec and Canadian leader in the areas of assurancetaxadvisory services and business recovery and reorganization, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton boasts more than 2,900 professionals, including approximately 200 partners, working in some 100 offices across the province of Quebec and in the Ottawa and Edmundston regions.

Admired by Quebeckers, according to Les Affaires, and recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers in Canada, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is part of the global organization, Grant Thornton. Our global footprint spans across 149 markets with 73,000 people who provide real insight, a fresh perspective and agility to keep clients moving ahead. An award-winning network, Grant Thornton generates a global turnover of more than US$7.5B through member firms, including Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

In Canada, Grant Thornton LLP and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton have 5,650 professionals, including more than 450 partners, who are driven by a common desire to excel and to provide top quality services. We offer your organization the best of both worlds: a global outlook of what’s important plus experience and insights in your local business market.


Our CLAIRE values, i.e., Collaboration ǀ Leadership ǀ Agility ǀ Integrity ǀ Respect ǀ Excellence are at the heart of our business culture. They reflect the way we do things. These values are evident in all of our activities and define the relationships we have with our colleagues, clients and the world around us. Our CLAIRE values represent the links in the network of solidarity that connects us.


Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization.

Growth- from 2011 to 2023

    • The Firm remains, for many years, the accounting firm most admired by Quebecers, according to Léger.
    • Creation of Proactiō, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Inc., that assists class action plaintiffs in the claims process.
    • The Firm is the 52nd largest in Québec, in terms of workforce, according to Les Affaires
    • Samuel Havida, Vice-President, Western Region, takes on the role of Interim President and CEO.
    • Acquisition of Mercues Innovation, through the VARS division. Since then, a turnkey information governance solution has been offered to organizations to help them comply with, among other things, Law 25.
    • Corbeil Boudreault & Associés, in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine consolidates its activities with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.
    • At the federal level, the Firm is accredited as a service provider assisting SMEs in developing their digital transformation under the Canada Digital Adoption Program. The Québec government had previously accredited the Firm’s experts in 2019 to assist businesses’ digital transformation, beginning with Audit 4.0
    • The Centre québécois de formation en fiscalité becomes a strategic partner of the Firm.
    • The 70th anniversary of the Rivière-du-Loup office.
    • Organization of the first edition of the Shack numérique, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s flagship event in technology and digital innovation.
    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acquires VARS, a team specialized in cybersecurity. This acquisition aligns with the firm’s desire to offer the highest level of digital and technology consulting services.
    • Appointment of Christine Regimbal, Partner, as the Firm’s Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton continues its technological shift by taking the finance function technology sector by storm. With the acquisition of FPM360, the firm doubles the size of its management consulting team and becomes Québec’s leader in CFO consulting services.
    • Acquisition of Laberge Lafleur Brown, an accounting firm in Québec City
    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton celebrates its 70th anniversary and reaches the $350 million sales milestone, ranking 61st among Québec’s top 500 largest businesses, according to Les Affaires.
    • Acquisition of the accounting firms Richard Dubreuil CPA inc. in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Jacques Dubé CA inc. in Baie-Comeau, Thomas Paradis-Levasseur in Lac-Mégantic, Gestion CMJLL in Roberval and Morin Cadieux senc in Trois-Rivières.
    • Acquisition of Zins Beauchesne et associés, complementing the Firm’s management consulting services and consolidating our leadership position in the tourism, leisure and culture industry.
    • Creation of the AURAY Sourcing subsidiary, which offers Québec companies a comprehensive recruitment and international mobility service to help meet the labour challenges in Québec.
    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is recognized by Forbes as best employer in Canada. Ranking 152nd out of the top 300 Canadian companies, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is the top Canadian accounting firm in this ranking: a testament to its dynamism.
    • Statista surveys 8,000 employees from businesses with at least 500 employees from 25 activity sectors.
    • The firm wins the Jarret in the professional services category at the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne.
    • The Firm goes digital and invests in new technologies. New subsidiaries and new service lines are created:
      • Impō : the first digital platform for personal tax returns handled by a professional accounting firm;
      • Operiō : a new range of integrated accounting-consulting and operational intelligence services for SMEs (e-accounting);
      • Catallaxy: a major investment in fuelling the blockchain industry and supporting businesses in their transition to this revolutionary technology;
      • Artificial intelligence and advanced analytics: setting up a specialist team to help companies make the transition to Industry 4.0.
    • New offices open in Baie-Comeau, marking the Firm’s arrival on the North Shore, and in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick..
    • Integration of Groupe Acolytes inc. experts, in Québec City, specialized in business sales.
    • Acquisition of Lemay Stratégies, a team specializing in consulting services for the tourism, leisure and cultural sectors, recognized throughout Québec.
    • The Firm wins the Jarret for social and community involvement at the Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne.
    • The accounting firm ranks first among accounting firms in Léger’s list of Québec’s most admired companies, and will remain so in subsequent years
    • .The Firm joins the global “GT in the Community” movement and holds its first RCGT Community Day, dedicated to contributing to community development by enabling some 42,000 professionals in over 130 countries to devote their working day to supporting a local organization’s mission.
    • Launch of a new Business Brokerage Service, an innovative initiative in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region.
    • Acquisition of Blanchette & associés comptables inc. in Drummondville.
    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton celebrates 50 years in Beauce.
    • Acquisition of Cognifistech in Montréal, reinforcing the firm’s position as a leading advisor to dynamic local companies involved in research and development.
    • Creation of subsidiary AURAY Capital, offering unrivalled expertise in residency and citizenship by investment programmes (business immigration).
    • Emilio B. Imbriglio succeeds Réal Y. Létourneau to become the Firm’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer.
    • Acquisition of M4S Inc, a Québec-based company specializing in scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credit programs.
    • Réal Y. Létourneau becomes the Firm’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Energy – 2001 to 2010

    • Our Firm opens its first assurance and taxation office in the Mauricie (Trois-Rivières) region.
    • Acquisition of the Laval chartered accountants’ firm Beaudry Charbonneau.
    • Acquisition of the Québec City based firm Marc Gauthier et Associés (MGA) thus creating one of the largest human resources consulting groups.
    • Acquisition of Services de consultation Formatel, giving us access to various francophone markets outside Québec.
    • Opening of a new office in Drummondville, thereby increasing our presence in the Centre-du Queéec region.
    • Jean Robillard succeeds Richard Payette to become the Firm’s fifth President and Chief Executive Officer.
    • Marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of our Firm.
    • Some 58 years after its foundation, the Firm’s professional fees surpass the $200M mark.
    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton also celebrates the 25th anniversary of its affiliation with Grant Thornton International.
    • Richard Payette succeeds Michel Lavigne and becomes only the fourth President and Chief Executive Officer in the Firm’s 57-year history.
    • After Quebec and Ontario, RCGT makes inroads in New Brunswick (Edmundston), following a merger with Aubut, Bérubé, Long, Pelletier.
    • Michel Lavigne becomes the Firm’s third President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Serge Saucier, who held the position for 21 years.

Globalization – 1991 to 2000

    • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton corporate name is adopted. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Firm’s founding.
    • After establishing itself in Ottawa in 1979, the Firm continues its Ontario expansion with the client buyout of Mallette et Associés, Chartered Accountants, in Gloucester and Hawkesbury.

Diversification – 1981 to 1990

    • At the start of the 1990s, the Firm’s professional fees surpass the $100M.
    • The Firm establishes a foothold in the Eastern Townships, more precisely, the cities of Sherbrooke, Asbestos, Coaticook, Cowansville, Lac-Mégantic, Magog, Richmond, Stanstead and Weedon, thanks to its merger with Bélanger Hébert, Chartered Accountants.
    • The Firm secures its presence in the Lower Saint-Lawrence and Gaspé regions thanks to its merger with Corriveau, Bujold, Lavoie, Madore & Associés, Chartered Accountants, a firm with offices in Rivière-du-Loup, Chandler, La Pocatière, Matane, Montmagny, New Richmond and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.
    • A merger with Bélanger, L’Houmeau, Sureau & Associés, Chartered Accountants, a firm with offices in Val-d’Or, Amos, La Sarre, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Rouyn-Noranda, Senneterre and Ville-Marie, allows the Firm to serve the Abitibi-Témiscamingue territory for the first time in its history. In the coming years, numerous office openings (1987), client buyouts (2002) and mergers (2006) will eventually form what today is the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.
    • Representation agreement in Canada with Doane Raymond (now Grant Thornton LLP). View the videoclip (in French only).
    • An international representation agreement is reached with Grant Thornton International, one of the largest independently-held and managed international networks of public accounting and management consulting firms.
    • An alliance is formed with a division of the Mercure Béliveau et Associés group to create Raymond, Chabot, Fafard, Gagnon, Inc., Trustees and Raymond Chabot Martin Paré Inc., Turnaround Management Services. This marks the start of our turnaround and bankruptcy services, an industry in which the Firm would go on to become a leader.

Expansion – 1971 to 1980

    • Serge Saucier is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.
    • RCMP continues to grow and establishes itself for the first time in the Saguenay—Lac-St-Jean region, thanks to a merger with Gagnon, Bergeron, Pelletier, Gauthier & Associés, Chartered Accountants, Chicoutimi.
    • The Firm continues its expansion in the Outaouais region through a merger with the firm of Carrière, Larivière, Marcil & Cie, Chartered Accountants, located in Ottawa, Hull and Buckingham.
    • Ten years after reaching the $1M mark in professional fees, the Firm cracks the $10M plateau for the first time since its inception.
    • The Firm establishes itself for the first time in the Québec City area with the merger of Larue, Gourdeau & Associés, Chartered Accountants, which already was established in Québec City and Thetford Mines.
    • The year marks the launch of our consulting services with the creation of Raymond, Chabot, Martin, Paré & Cie, Management Consultants. View the videoclip (in French only).

Audacity – 1961 to 1970

    • RCMP’s fees rockets past the million dollar mark.
    • Merger with Davignon L’Abbé, Chartered Accountants, Montréal, the first in a flurry of mergers, alliances and acquisitions that would enrich the company with complementary expertise and qualified human resources
    • The Montréal International Expo is held during the same year in which the Firm officially becomes Raymond, Chabot, Martin, Paré, Chartered Accountants. View the videoclip (in French only).

Optimism – 1951 to 1960

    • The company reaches the mark of $ 1,000,000 in professional fees.