Words and Phrases - "professional status recognized by statute"
The Organization, which is a non-profit organization for ETA purposes, makes supplies of one-year memberships (“Type A Memberships”) to members of “Profession X”, thereby permitting the members to use a particular professional designation. After ruling that the fees were exempted consideration under Sched. V, Pt. V, s. 18, CRA stated:
The [Organization] supplies [Type A] Memberships which are required to use the title […] and maintain the professional status of [Professional X]. Persons who have a [Type A] Membership in the [Organization] are required to have advanced education in […] and are expected to maintain their knowledge through continuing education. Regulations in [Province A, Province B, and Province C] limit certain jobs within the […] industry to a person who is a [Professional Y] or a [Professional X] registered with the [Organization]. Therefore, the [Type A] Membership is required to maintain a professional status that is recognized by statute.