Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in applying for a CPRS Membership! The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a voluntary organization consisting of 14 Member Societies. Members work to raise the professional stature and standards of public relations and share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations and communications management.

CPRS membership provides value at every stage of your career with professional development locally, nationally and online as well as opportunities for networking, accreditation, awards and careers.

To apply, please follow these three steps


Read and become familiar with the CPRS Code of Professional Standards as well as the four types of membership: Member, Affiliate, Associate and Student outlined below. Also, 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% on membership. To apply for the EGM program, contact the National Office.


Determine which membership category best applies to you: All fees are annual and do not include GST.

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

*A one-time administration fee of $50 is applied to new memberships or memberships that have lapsed six months or more.

**A one-time set up fee of $25 is applied to new memberships.


To apply for a student membership, click here. For all other membership categories, complete your online registration here through the national CPRS society.

Questions? Please contact our membership chair at