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Convert your firm

Padgett builds on your past to strengthen your future

How to Join

Let us show you that with our support, you’ll have more time, energy, and money to devote to what you care about most: your business and your clients.



Schedule a call with our Director of Franchise Development to learn more about how we can support you in acquiring and building your new practice.



If you decide Padgett could be the right fit for you, we’ll ask you to fill out the Request for Consideration form. We’ll review it along with a background check.



After receiving and reviewing the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our Chairman Brian Austin at our Head Office in Burlington, Ontario; or with our Executive Vice President Hal Canaan in Montreal, Quebec, as well as Head Office staff, to dive into the details of our support and get to know the people who will be supporting your new business.



If your Request for Consideration is accepted, you’ll then have a chance to review and sign the Franchise Agreement.



We’ll begin the onboarding process and work with you to incorporate your professional history with the resources Padgett has for the future. You’ll receive training and advice from our Head Office, and you will be ready to open your doors for business.

Start a conversation today!

Contact our Executive VP, Hal Canaan

Our job is to free business owners up to do more of what they love, and the [annual Padgett] tax conference made it clear to me that’s what Padgett does for US franchisees. The real magic, though, is in the community. Hearing insight and wisdom from other owners made me feel confident.

Stephanie Cunningham, Padgett Owner

What We Offer

Strengthen your business with Padgett’s support

It can be hard right now to find the people you need to help you with taxes, organization, research, technology, and marketing. Let Padgett provide that support with less hassle and cost.

Leadership Team

Our leadership have been recognized for their industry influence.

Operations Team

A team of tax, accounting and technology professionals are here to answer your questions.

Marketing Team

With an award winning CMO, our marketing team is dedicated to helping your firm grow.


What we’re selling is people in a time when it’s hard to find people. How much would you pay to hire these people? All of them could be working for you for less than what it would cost to hire one of them.


Convert Your Firm

We value your independence and history. We will work with you individually to determine what parts of the Padgett identity strengthen your brand, rather than detracting from it.

No, all of our firms are individually owned. If you are looking for a buyer, we may be able to connect you with someone interested in purchasing.

No. We provide guidance and suggestions for services and pricing, but the decision is ultimately up to you.

No, many of our offices work remotely!

You or someone in your firm needs to have full ability to practice before the CRA, which generally means having a CPA or EA on your staff. We can provide assistance with hiring someone as needed.

We’ll check your financials and credit history, but we don’t have a minimum liquid cash requirement.

Padgett offers some of the lowest royalty rates in the industry, as low as 4.5% and never more than 9%.

We offer flexible pricing, typically starting at $9,250. There are some other costs for your software, website and supplemental marketing services, but with contracts that provide significant discounts compared to what you’d be paying on your own.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions.

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