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Why join CNA?

CNA is the national and global voice of Canadian nursing, working with 135,000 nurses in all 13 jurisdictions across Canada to bring essential and meaningful change to health care and nursing in the country. We bring you the latest knowledge, help you achieve your career goals and offer you preferred rates with various businesses and service providers. Join or renew now.

CNA works to improve health care in Canada and is committed to maintaining a publicly funded, not-for-profit health system for all Canadians by influencing public policy.

Because your priorities are our priorities, we continuously advocate for the vital role nurses play in our health-care system.

CNA works to ensure that nurses’ expertise, guidance and concerns are top of mind with government leaders and key decision-makers across Canada.

For more information, visit About CNA, Policy & Advocacy or Professional Development.

Join or renew now.

Annual fees

CNA membership

  • $63.65 (plus applicable taxes) for the 2020 calendar year. Membership expires on December 31, 2020.
  • For those who join between October 1 and December 31, 2019, your annual fee of $63.65 (plus applicable taxes) includes up to three free months of CNA membership prior to 2020.
  • Membership renewal period runs between October 1 and December 31, 2019, for those interested in renewing their membership for 2020.
  • Membership fees are the same year-round, regardless of when the purchase is made (i.e., fees are not pro-rated). Fees are also not refundable.

Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS)

Ontario and Quebec RNs and NPs can apply to become a CNPS beneficiary when joining or renewing their independent membership with CNA — all in one transaction! The CNPS fees are as follows:

Registered nurse — $115 (plus applicable taxes)
Nurse practitioner — $330 (plus applicable taxes)


Who is eligible for CNA membership?

CNA is pleased to welcome all regulated nurses:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Licensed/registered practical nurses
  • Registered psychiatric nurses

How to join CNA

With such a varied nursing landscape across Canada, there are different paths to CNA membership. We’ve explained it all below, broken down by the province/territory you are licensed in and then by your nursing category.


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island




Retired nurses anywhere in Canada

You can be part of CNA through our emeritus nurse membership category. Learn more about fees and your member benefits. Join or renew now.