Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) members work to maintain the highest standards and share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations and communications management.

CPRS membership supports the society’s goal of using communication to achieve mutual understanding, realize organizational goals and serve the public interest.

Membership 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! If you’ve let your membership lapse or you’re looking at becoming a new member, this is the perfect time to join CPRS and take advantage of all the benefits of membership. Read more here.

To apply, read and become familiar with the CPRS Code of Professional Standards as well as the types of membership outlined below. If you work in an organization with five or more CPRS members, please consider our Employer Group Membership (EGM) where you can save 10-25 per cent on membership.

Categories of membership

  • Student – Enrolled full or part time in a recognized Canadian post-secondary public relations or communications program. Must not be employed in public relations or communications in a paid capacity.
  • Emerging Professional –  Has been working full time in public relations for less than two years. 
  • Mid-Level or Senior Practitioner  – Works full time in public relations or communications management.
  • Retired – After retiring from full-time employment, those with more than 10 years of full CPRS membership, who have spent no less than five years as voting members, are invited to apply for this category. 

Information about membership fees is available on the CPRS National website.

To apply for a student, practitioner or associate membership, click here. Initiation fees are waived for new members during March Membership Month. 

Employer Group Membership (EGM)

The Employer Group Membership (EGM) program allows companies to purchase memberships in bulk, which can then be assigned to and transferred between employees at the company’s discretion. Once enrolled, Group members receive up to 25 per cent off national programs and service fees throughout the year.

To apply for the EGM program, contact the National Office

Questions? Please contact the CPRS Edmonton membership chair at