Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Membership Fees

CIP is pleased to offer a suite of member services for a fair and competitive price.

Fees per Membership Type


Membership Category CIP Fee
(does not include taxes)
Use of the MCIP® Title Plan Canada Subscription CIP Voting Member Mandatory PTIA Membership
Professional Membership          
Professional Member, MCIP
An individual who is an RPP, LPP, or equivalent fully
certified member residing in Canada.
Candidate Memberships          
Candidate Member
An individual who is in the process of certifying with a PTIA.
An individual who intends to become a Candidate member, but does not yet qualify. This may include individuals who have a recognized planning degree and are not working in planning, as well as those without a recognized planning degree who have been working in planning for less than 5 years. Visit the Professional Standards Board website for more information on becoming a professional planner.
Student Memberships          
Accredited Student
A post-secondary planning student who is currently enrolled full time in a university planning program accredited by the Professional Standards Board or by l’Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec.
Free   Digital copy  
Non-Accredited Student
A post-secondary student who has an interest in planning and is currently enrolled full-time in a university or college program in Canada, which is not accredited by the Professional Standards Board.
Free   Digital copy    
International Memberships          
Professional Member International, MCIP-I
A professional planner who has completed all of the certification requirements and lives and practices outside of Canada, or a professional planner trained and accredited outside of Canada and belonging to an Institute that has a reciprocity agreement with CIP (APA or PIA).
Digital copy  
Candidate - International Member
An individual who has been approved as a Candidate by a PTIA.
$240.00   Digital copy
Candidate - International Reciprocal
Individuals who are in the process of certifying with a recognized international planning Institute (APA or PIA).
$240.00   Digital copy  
Student - International
A post-secondary planning student who is currently enrolled full-time in a university planning school/program internationally.
Free   Digital copy    
Retired/Non Practicing - International $75.00   Digital copy    
Public Subscriptions          
Public Subscriber
Individuals with an interest in Canadian professional planning, but who do not qualify for one of the above membership categories, are eligible to enroll in the CIP public subscriber program.
$99.00   Digital copy    
Retired & Non-Practicing Members          
A professional member who is on leave (parental, sabbatical, medical, etc.) from regular employment.
A professional member who has fully retired from planning and left in good standing.

Our refund policy stipulates that CIP subscription and membership fees (or a prorated amount) are non-refundable.

APA - American Planning Institute

PIA - Planning Institute of Australia

*Please note:

  • 5% GST for BC, NT, NU, YK, AB, SK, MB, QC
  • 13% HST for ON
  • 15% HST for NS, NB, PEI, NL

Totals should be adjusted accordingly.