Your actual membership fee is based on the CMPA Fee Schedule, which is updated annually.
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 to [email protected] .
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
- 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.
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. Please contact your provincial or territorial medical association for more information.
While the CMPA does not issue income tax receipts, the CMPA Annual Receipt for Membership Fee 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/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/territory, please consult your tax advisor.