membership-page-topThe Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a voluntary organization of individuals engaged in public relations and communications in Canada and abroad consisting of 14 member societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations and communications management.

Membership in the Canadian Public Relations Society provides exceptional value at every stage of your career. CPRS Members have access to exclusive professional development, networking, accreditation, award, and affiliation opportunities and benefits.

March is Membership Month! When you join as a Regular or Associate member before March 31 and enter promo code FullCPRS2020at sign up, CPRS National will waive the initiation fee. That’s an extra $50 in your pocket! Emerging Professional members, use AffCPRS2020 to waive your $25 initiation fee.

For more information about how to become a member, click here.

Categories of membership

  • Practitioner: Works or teaches full time in public relations or communications management; or holds a diploma, certificate or degree in public relations..
    Annual fee: $340 + GST (a one-time set up fee of $50 is applied to new memberships)
  • Emerging Professional: Employed less than two years in public relations.
    Annual fee: $205 + GST (a one-time set up fee of $25 is applied to new memberships)
  • Associate: Not employed full time but devotes most of his/her workload to practicing or teaching public relations or communications. Also for those in functions partially related to public relations and communications.
    Annual fee: $340 + GST (a one-time set up fee of $50 is applied to new memberships)
  • Student: Currently enrolled in a public relations or communications related program and can show proof of student status. Student memberships run from September to August and can be secured for the first year in the workforce. A national membership includes local membership and all national benefits including monthly webinars. A local student membership does not include national benefits.
    Annual fee: $79 (membership in local and national societies) or $50 (membership in local society only) + GST