Annual fee payment (online banking, in person, and telephone banking) – FAQ
Annual membership fees may be paid in one lump sum via online banking, telephone banking, or in person at a Canadian financial institution.
Who is eligible to use this payment method?
This payment method is available to regular members with continuous membership. It is not available to members who take advantage of the transitioning-to-practice payment option, locums, or new applicants.
When is my membership fee due?
All payments are due IN FULL in one lump sum on January 1 of each year, or immediately upon changing your method of payment. Payments may be scheduled in advance through your financial institution as soon as the annual invoice indicating your membership fee for the upcoming year is available.
Can I pay my fee by credit card?
No. The CMPA does not accept credit card payments because of the additional costs incurred to process these payments.
Can I pay my fee on a monthly basis through online banking, telephone banking, or in person?
No. Online banking, telephone banking, or in person payments at a financial institution can only be used to pay annual membership fees in one lump sum. The Association is unable to offer a monthly payment option under this method. However, pre-authorized debit is available to members who wish to pay their fee on a monthly basis.
Can members who receive early reimbursement pay their fees through online banking, telephone banking, or in person?
Yes. Members receiving early reimbursement can pay their fees through online banking, telephone banking, or in person at a financial institution. Payments are due in one lump sum on January 1 of each year. However, these members will receive their reimbursement as determined by their provincial reimbursement organization.
How do I select CMPA as a payee?
Members should contact their financial institution for instructions on setting up payees as this process may differ from one institution to another. A member number is required when setting up the CMPA as a payee.
I just sent my payment. Have you received it?
Please allow 72 hours (3 business days) for your payment to be received.
Is the annual fee payment method only offered through Canadian financial institutions?
Yes. All individual membership payments must be remitted from a Canadian personal bank account.
What account or reference number do I use when I establish CMPA as a payee with my bank?
Your account number is your CMPA membership number.