Why Become a CIM | Chartered Managers Canada Member?

Join Our Community of Industry Experts

We provide a tight-knit, yet open, community that allow for the personal and professional development of management knowledge and application. Our community provides value by going beyond just local networking opportunities, and provides our members with a global outreach through international partnerships and reciprocity agreements. Read more about our US reciprocity and UK reciprocity agreements.

As a member of CIM | Chartered Managers Canada, you will gain access to:

Are You A Newcomer to Canada?

Get noticed and recognized with ‘Canadian work experience’. In a competitive job market, it pays to stay on top by obtaining one of our designations.

Managers who join CIM | Chartered Managers Canada demonstrate a commitment to management professionalism; they seek to belong to a fellowship of peers who share the association’s passion and enthusiasm for the application of leading-edge management knowledge and services.

Through professional designations (C.Mgr.® and C.I.M.®), our members bring expertise and leadership to management in Canada. Our designations bring together rigorous business education with professional-level experience, which sets our members apart to contribute to Canada’s economic success.

To learn more about our Certified In Management (C.I.M.) designation, click here.

To learn more about our Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation, click here.

Do you have questions about which designation is right for you? Email us today.

Ready to Invest in Your Career and Future? Become a Member of CIM | Chartered Managers Canada Today

A membership with CIM | Chartered Managers Canada will provide you with access to the greatest source of resources to develop and advance your career in management. From our networking opportunities, to our partnerships with businesses and post-secondary institutions world-wide, and our internationally recognized management designations, CIM provides everything you need to become a confident, competent and renowned business leader. If you're ready to fast track your management career growth, then become a CIM member today!

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CIM Membership Categories

Professional Member

Individuals who, having met the association’s requirements, are entitled to use the protected professional designations, C.I.M. or C.Mgr.

Associate Member

Individuals who do not hold the C.I.M. or C.Mgr. designations, but by virtue of their background, education and/or experience wish to hold associate membership for purposes of their own interest, or to work towards their C.I.M. and/or C.Mgr designation.

Associate Member (Student)

Students who are enrolled in an NCMA Nationally Accredited or non-accredited degree, diploma or certificate program in management at a recognized academic institution.

Associate Member (Corporate)

A corporation or other business entity that holds corporate membership.

Affinity Benefits for CIM | Chartered Managers Canada Members

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada partners with many national companies to bring exclusive discounts and promotional offers to our members. Login to the Members’ Section for more information. Our partners include: 

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Interested in becoming a membership benefit partner with our organization? Contact Jennifer Tracy at membership@cim.ca



"The CIM | Chartered Managers Canada has provided me with the opportunity to grow as an individual and excel as a manager."
Nancy Aiello, C.I.M., C.Mgr.
"Through CIM | Chartered Managers Canada, I have truly honed my networking, presentation, and strategic thinking skills and have excelled in the corporate world. I would recommend being a part of CIM for anyone who wants to get on the fast track to career success!"
Ashley Karpowicz, C.I.M.
"Since obtaining the professional designation, I network with a number of professional managers in various Provinces and benefit from their individual expertise. I am able to convey to other professionals and frontline staff, many of the management skills I gained after obtaining this designation."
Peter P. Fernandes, C.Mgr.
"Having a nationally recognized professional designation along with ongoing opportunities to network with other managers has been a huge benefit as I grow my business."
Clayton McPherson, C.I.M., C.Mgr.
"C.Mgr. represents the culmination of my experience and education into one internationally recognized credential in management."
Dr. Matthew Jelavic, C.Mgr.


CIM Membership Fee Schedule for 2021/2022

The CIM | Chartered Managers Canada is a non-profit organization. Taxes are in addition to the fees stated below and are based on a members' province/Chapter affiliation.

Membership Level (within Canada/USA) C.Mgr C.I.M.



Associate Student


Associate Student


Retired Corporate
*Tax rates vary by province - see table below  $265.00 $250.00 $240.00 FREE $50.00 $115.00 $1,500.00
Membership Level (outside Canada/USA)

*Tax for international members is based on the 13% national tax rate

$365.00 $350.00 $340.00 FREE $100.00 $215.00 $2,000.00
Provincial GST/HST Rates (by Chapter)
British Columbia 5%            
Kitchener-Waterloo 13%            
Hamilton-Niagara 13%            
Lake Simcoe 13%            
London 13%            
Manitoba 5%            
Maritime 15%             
National 13%            
Newfoundland/Labrador 15%            
Northern Alberta/NWT 5%            
Ontario East (Ottawa) 13%            
Quebec 15%            
Saskatchewan 5%            
Southern Alberta 5%            
Toronto 13%            

The membership year starts on June 1st of the current year and ends on May 31st of the next year. Any member applying for or renewing membership on June 1st will be paying for a full year's membership fee, and will be registered as an active member for the full membership year.

Any member who wishes to apply for membership anytime between January 1st and March 15th of the membership year will be required to pay 50% of the membership fee and will be registered as an active member from the date the registration and payment processes are completed. Such members will receive a renewal notice on or before April 30th and will be able to renew for a complete year from then on.

Any member who wishes to apply for membership anytime between March 16th and May 31st of the membership year will have their membership application deferred to the next membership year, and will be required to pay a full year's membership fee. Such members will be registered as an active member from the date the registration and payment processes are completed, i.e. at the start of the next membership year to which their application is deferred. Such members will receive a renewal notice towards the end of the membership year to renew for a complete year of membership.

Miscellaneous Fees
Corporate Membership $1,500.00 (within Canada/USA),   $2,000.00 (outside Canada/USA)
Transcript $118.00 (Non-members)       Free (Members in good standing)
Digital Parchment $15.00 (Existing member - re-issue) 
Management Aptitude Evaluation (MAE) $100.00
Certified In Management (C.I.M.) Fees:
Application Fee $25.00
Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) Fees:
Application Fee $50.00*
Registration Fee $250.00*
*These fees are waived for Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) international reciprocity applicants.  ICPM and CMI applicants only pay the $265.00 C.Mgr. Annual Membership Fee.

All above fees are subject to applicable GST/HST.



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