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 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. To apply for the EGM program, email the National Office.


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

National Member: Works or teaches full time in public relations or communications management; or holds a diploma, certificate or degree in public relations.
Annual fee: $329 + GST (a one-time set up fee of $50 is applied to new memberships)

National Associate: Not employed full time, but devotes most of their workload to practicing or teaching public relations or communications. Also for those in functions partially related to public relations and communications.
Annual fee: $329 + GST (a one-time set up fee of $50 is applied to new memberships)

National Emerging Practitioner: Employed less than two years in public relations.
Annual fee: $175 + GST (a one-time set up fee of $25 is applied to new memberships)

National Student Member: 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: $89 (membership in local and national societies) or $50 (membership in local society only) + GST

National Retired Member: After retiring from full-time employment, those with more than 10 years of full CPRS membership, who have spent no less than 5 years as Voting members, are invited to apply for this category. 

Annual fee: $42 + GST

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


To apply for a Local Society student membership only, please email For all other membership categories, complete your online registration here through the national CPRS society.

Questions? Please contact our membership chair at