The Canadian Psychiatric Association is the national professional association for psychiatrists. Medical practitioners and healthcare professionals interested in the aims and objectives of the association are welcome to join the CPA.
Interested in joining?
BY MAIL. Please complete and send your Membership Application Form with payment (Visa, Mastercard, cheque or money order). Payment must be made in Canadian funds.
Canadian Psychiatric Association
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 701
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3
BY FAX. Please fax your completed Membership Application Form and credit card information to (613) 234-9857.
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Categories and Rates
Qualified medical practitioners who are licensed to practise in any Canadian province and who are certified in psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or by a provincial college, or hold other specialist qualifications in psychiatry as recognized by the CPA. A photocopy or other official verification of licensure and certification in psychiatry must be submitted with the application form.
Physicians who are registered in an approved postgraduate training program in psychiatry. Applicant must submit written verification of enrollment in a psychiatry program and confirmation of postgraduate year (PGY1-5, or R1-5 in Quebec) with their application form.
Members-in-Training who go on to further fellowship training may extend their Member-in-Training status by providing documentation of being enrolled in such a training program.
Medical students who are currently enrolled in an approved Canadian training program in medicine. Written confirmation from the faculty of medicine where the applicant is enrolled, with expected graduation date, must accompany application form.
Annual Fee: Members-in-Training
Annual Fee: Medical Students
FREE**Membership includes online access only to CPA publications.
Members who have reached age 70 and who have been Active Members in good standing for 30 consecutive years. Years as Member-in-Training (MIT) are not included.
Annual Fee: Life Member
Physicians who have achieved pre-eminence in their profession and who have been recognized by the Membership Affairs Committee or CPA Board of Directors.
Annual Fee: Honorary Member
Medical practitioners who are qualified to practise in any Canadian province and who are interested in the aims and objectives of the association. Applicant must submit written verification of licensure with application form.
Annual Fee: Associate
Individuals who are members of a professional group involved in the provision of psychiatric services or the promotion of mental health and who are properly qualified in their profession, as recognized by the CPA. Applicant must submit a photocopy of license/permission to practise in his/her particular profession with application form.
Annual Fee: Affiliate
Physicians who are qualified to practise psychiatry and who permanently reside outside of Canada. Applicant must submit written proof, in either of Canada’s official languages, of licensure and specialist qualifications in psychiatry.
Annual Fee: International
Qualified medical practitioners who are licensed to practise in another country, and are living in Canada but are not yet licensed to practise in Canada.
Annual Fee: Internationally Trained