About your 2013 membership fees
Your 2013 membership fees are changing. Find out how we set the fees in:
See questions and answers about the fee setting process.
Membership fees differ depending on the type of work (TOW) performed as well as the region in which members are working or are registered in a training program or are moonlighting. Fees reflect the risks inherent in each TOW (practice), as well as regional variations in medico-legal costs. The three fee regions are Ontario, Québec and the Rest of Canada. Read about the regional rating structure for more information.
Membership fees are prorated based on a full
month. If you are a first-time applicant, you must pay for
a minimum of two months in your first calendar year. You may be entitled
to our flexible
date membership option; please contact
the CMPA to verify your eligibility.
The CMPA does not offer part-time membership
or senior membership rates.
How to determine your membership fees
You can calculate the membership fee that applies
to your particular situation by using the online fee
Your actual membership fee is based on the CMPA
The Fee Schedule provides a complete listing of the fee that corresponds to each TOW and region of Canada. It also provides a description of each TOW code. To determine the fee that applies to you, select the TOW code that most accurately reflects all of your professional responsibilities. If you have more than one type of work code and/or work in more than one fee region, please contact the CMPA for assistance with your selection. See the instructions in Trainees and Clinical Fellows if you are applying for membership in TOW code 12, 13 or 14.
Reimbursement of membership fees
Membership fees are paid entirely by members. In all jurisdictions, provincial/territorial governments and medical associations or federations have negotiated reimbursement agreements which are intended to offset some of the cost of liability protection. This long-standing arrangement reflects an agreement between physicians and governments to include, in lieu of other payments for clinical services, some of the cost of liability protection in the overall compensation of physicians.
Eligibility criteria for reimbursement are set by each province/territory. In Ontario, you may visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care webpage on the Medical Liability Protection (MLP) Reimbursement Program.
Annual receipt for membership fees
While the CMPA does not issue income tax receipts, the CMPA Annual Receipt for Membership Fee is provided as a service to members to help determine their eligibility for an income tax deduction. This receipt is usually mailed to members each year in February. For details about tax laws governing your province/territory, please consult your tax advisor.
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