How to apply for membership
Your CMPA membership and mutuality
The CMPA provides liability protection for its members who, in turn, are expected to practise in a manner that aligns with the ethics and expectations of the profession and the values of the Association (the mutual) as described in its Bylaw.
Who can apply?
Physicians may apply for CMPA membership if they are a graduate in medicine and are licensed or registered by a Canadian provincial/territorial medical regulatory authority (College).
If you are a resident matched through Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) and received an email from the CMPA, please use the link in the email to apply for membership. For more information, visit Residents/clinical fellows.
To apply for CMPA membership, please first register for an account. Once your account is created, follow the prompts to complete the online application form.
Register for an account
Application process and fee payment
Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
Please note that you will require the following in order to submit your application for CMPA membership.
- a Canadian bank account*
- a Canadian mailing address
*if you are an applicant from outside of Canada, learn about opening a Canadian bank account.
Membership can only begin once we have received
- a completed application form,
- payment, and
- all necessary documents.
You may submit your membership application without your licence/registration number and then you must notify the CMPA once it becomes available.