Annual Membership Renewal

Once a year, each member of the College must renew their membership to continue practicing as a nurse in Ontario. Renewing your membership involves answering questions about your employment status and areas of practice and education, and paying an annual fee.

Members who fail to complete the Annual Membership Renewal (AMR) form and pay the renewal fee risk having their membership suspended and ultimately, their membership will expire. 

Please check back in October for information about AMR 2022.

Why does the College require nurses to renew their membership every year?

  1. By renewing your membership, you help ensure that everyone practicing as a nurse in Ontario is registered with the College, and their information is accurate and up-to-date. This helps identify individuals who attempt to practice (or who are practicing) nursing illegally.
  2. The information you provide during renewal helps CNO and other stakeholders (including government, associations, researchers and the media) understand what is happening with the nursing workforce in Ontario.

How is this information shared with stakeholders?

CNO shares renewal information with stakeholders in the following ways:

  1. As an Ontario health regulatory college, we are required to collect information about our members, including basic demographic, geographic, education and employment information, and provide this information to the Ontario Ministry of Health in anonymous form for health human resource planning. Your answers help the Ministry develop policies and programs that address supply and distribution, education, recruitment and retention for your profession.
  2. Like other nursing regulators in Canada, we share similar anonymized renewal data with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). CIHI provides comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across Canada.
  3. CNO also shares anonymized aggregate data with other stakeholders, including researchers, the media and the public. This is done through reports published by CNO, our online data query tool and other channels.

When will AMR launch?

Please check back in October for information about AMR 2022.

What is this year’s fee and when is the deadline to pay?

Please check back in October for information about AMR 2022.

Page last reviewed July 14, 2021