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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.

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

2019 membership year [PDF, 680.2 KB]

For independent membership for Ontario and Quebec RNs or for emeritus membership for retired RNs:

  • $60.60 (plus applicable taxes) for the 2019 calendar year.
  • You can join anytime as of October 1 for the 2019 membership year.
  • For those who join between October 1 and December 31, 2018, your annual fee of $60.60 (plus applicable taxes) includes up to three free months of CNA benefits prior to the next calendar year.
  • For those who wish to renew their membership, please do so by December 31, 2018.
  • Membership fees are non-refundable.

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.

More about independent membership:

Registered Nurses outside Ontario and Quebec

How do you know if you are a member of CNA? If you are already 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 be part of CNA through our emeritus nurse membership category. Join or renew now.