November 2017

Annual Membership Renewal date set

Annual Membership Renewal (AMR) will open on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

Here’s what you need to know about renewing your membership for 2018.

How much time will I have to renew?
You will have more than seven weeks to complete your application and pay the required fees. Late fees will begin to apply after Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Suspension notices will be mailed no later than Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. If you do not renew and pay all fees during this period, your registration will be suspended on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Once suspended, if you do not renew and pay all fees, your membership will expire on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

How will I know when AMR is open?
We will send you an email with a link to the application. We’ll also announce the opening on, The Standard, Quality Practice and our Facebook page. (Consider joining our Facebook page for updates about renewal and other important information.)

Will the delay affect my employment?
We understand some employers require proof that you have paid your fee and filled out the application. We are contacting unions and employers to explain the delay and new timeline. Employers can also learn more about the delay on, in The Standard, on our Facebook page, and in Quality Practice.

What is this year’s fee?
The 2018 renewal fee for members in the General and Extended classes is $200. (With HST the total is $226.)

Members are required by legislation to renew every year by December 31. However, because AMR is opening later than usual this year, we will not begin to charge late fees until after Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. After Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, a late fee of $100 will apply. (With HST the total is $113.)

How can I pay my fee?
You will be able to pay your fee online. The College accepts credit card, debit, Interac Online or a prepaid credit or debit card. As of June 1, 2017, the College no longer accepts payment by cheque or money order for any service, including membership renewal. 

Why is renewal later this year?
This summer we began implementing a significant upgrade to our computer systems. This upgrade will allow us to deliver improved service to our members and applicants. The upgrades include a new online application for AMR. To make sure your renewal goes smoothly, we decided to take some extra time to test the application before we opened AMR.

How do I log in to the application?
When renewal opens, go to Maintain Your Membership and log in with your email address and password. In the past, you used your user name. This year, we have moved to email as the log in, which is a simpler and more secure process. Unless you have changed it, your password is the same one you used last year.

For more information about how the College uses your email address and why it is required, visit

Thank you for your patience as we evolve our systems to serve you better.



  • Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 


  • Midnight EST, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 


  • Mailed no later than Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 


  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 


  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
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