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Join / Renew with CNA

Download the CNA membership brochure. [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Update re: subscription to Canadian Nurse — The May/June issue is our last in 2018. We are pausing production of Canadian Nurse for the remainder of the year while we plan and develop a new digital format for 2019.


Annual fees

CNA independent or emeritus membership

  • $57.70 (plus applicable taxes) / calendar year, non-refundable
  • For those who join between October 1 and December 31, your annual fee of $57.70 (plus applicable taxes) includes up to three free months of CNA benefits prior to the next calendar year.

Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS)
RNs and NPs can apply to become a CNPS beneficiary when joining or renewing with CNA — all in one transaction!


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

Ontario and Quebec registered nurses

Please note: you cannot join or renew with CNA via the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) or the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.

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Registered Nurses outside Ontario and Quebec

If you are a member of one of our provincial and territorial jurisdictions you are automatically a part of CNA and can enjoy the benefits now.

Retired registered nurses anywhere in Canada

You can join CNA as an Emeritus Nurse.

CNA at work for nurses in Canada

CNA works with over 139,000 registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) across Canada to bring essential and meaningful change to health care and nursing in the country.

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, CNA @ Work for Nursing or CNA Benefits.