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Join / Renew with CNA

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 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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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 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.

Questions? Consult our Independent membership frequently asked questions for more information about your membership with CNA, e-mail us at members@cna-aiic.ca or call 1-800-361-8404, ext. 262.