Membership Categories

Professional Member: An individual who is certified as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM). The annual membership fee for a Professional Member is $230 plus applicable taxes. Click here to apply.

Associate Member: An individual whose company is not a member and who is not eligible for membership as a Professional Member, but who would like to benefit from a CPA membership. The annual fee for an Associate Member is $230 plus applicable taxes. Click here to apply.

Associate membership is also an option for students who are pursuing certification through the CPA's Certification Programs. To apply and receive the reduced student rate, you must register for the course and membership at the same time. Click here to apply for the certification course and membership.

Organization Member: An organization that operates, is responsible for, or has an interest in Canadian payroll. Organization Membership includes:

  • Two representatives per membership
    • Payroll Representative
    • Second Payroll Representative
  • Selected member benefits and discounts for all employees of the organization
  • Option to purchase additional representatives to receive CPA communications and publications

Organization Member Fee Table

Number of Employees

Annual Membership Fee*

Under 200


200 – 599


600 – 999


1000 – 1599


1600 and up


Additional Representative

$130.00 per representative

*All prices subject to applicable taxes.

Click here to apply.