Fees and payment methods

View all types of work codes and fees by regions

Membership fees are payable annually. As a CMPA member, you will receive an invoice that indicates the fee that applies to you, based on your type of work and the geographical region in which you practise.

You can pay your fees using annual pre-authorized debit or monthly pre-authorized debit, or annual online fee paymentFind out more about these payment methods.

Reduction in 2023 membership fees

We are committed to using our resources effectively and efficiently, and to containing growth in medical liability protection costs. As appropriate, we reduce membership fees when we are in strong financial position and prudently increase them if we are in deficit.

Due to the CMPA’s strong current financial position, 2023 fees are reduced across all four fee regions. The total fees per fee region are reduced as follows*:

  • 56% reduction in British Columbia and Alberta
  • 45% reduction in Ontario
  • 56% reduction in Québec
  • 90% reduction in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Atlantic provinces, and the Territories

*The reduction in individual fees by Type of Work will vary

View fees by TOW and region

In general, all practising TOW codes include the activities appropriate in administrative medicine, teaching in Canada, and assistance at surgery.

Select the TOW and region that most accurately reflects all your professional responsibilities. What's my TOW code?

Type of work (TOW) code descriptions


Your actual membership fee is based on the CMPA Fee Schedule, which is updated annually. Refer to “View fees by TOW and region” above or choose one of the following:

The fee schedule lists and describes each type of work (TOW) code and indicates the fee that applies in each of the four fee regions.

To see the fee that applies to you, select the TOW code that most accurately reflects all of your professional responsibilities. If you perform more than one type of work and/or work in more than one fee region, please contact the CMPA for assistance in selecting the correct category. See the instructions in Residents and Clinical Fellows if you are applying for membership in TOW code 12 or 14.

If you have questions about membership fees, please email [email protected] .

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Membership fees differ depending on the type of work you perform as well as the region in which you are working (or are registered in a training program or are moonlighting). Fees reflect the risks inherent in different types of practices, as well as regional variations in medical-legal costs.

Recognizing the different cost structures across Canada, the CMPA has established four fee regions:

  • British Columbia and Alberta
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Atlantic provinces, and the Territories

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; to verify your eligibility please send an email to [email protected].

The CMPA does not offer part-time membership or senior membership rates.

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Membership fees are paid entirely by members. In all jurisdictions, provincial or territorial governments and medical associations or federations have negotiated reimbursement agreements that 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.

Each province or territory sets its own eligibility criteria for reimbursement. Please contact your provincial or territorial medical association for more information.

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While the CMPA does not issue income tax receipts, the CMPA Annual Receipt for membership fees can help you determine whether you are eligible for an income tax deduction. This receipt is made available to members online each year in late January or early February. Members will receive an email when receipts become available. Download your receipt at any time (your CMPA member number and account password are required). For details about tax laws governing your province or territory, please consult your tax advisor.

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