Membership in the CAPM&R is open to healthcare professionals and students with a focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation. Please review the available membership types below and their associated eligibility criteria. Application forms are available in PDF format at the bottom of this page.  All applications will be reviewed by the CAPM&R and must be approved in order for the applicant to be granted membership status. The fee covers the applicant's membership dues (as applicable) for the current membership year.  Fees shall be set by the Executive Committee and put before the Members for approval at each Annual Meeting of Members..

Criteria for Membership

CAPM&R's membership categories are as follows: Active, Resident, Medical Student, Associate, Corresponding, and Retired.

Active Members

Specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation certified by the Royal College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or the College des medecins du Quebec may become active members.  Active Members shall be entitled to attend, take part in and vote at all meetings of the Corporation, may be Officers and may sit on the various committees. Fee: $350 CAD

Resident Members

Residents-in-training in approved Canadian residency programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation may apply for Resident Membership. Resident Members may attend meetings and participate in discussions but cannot vote or hold executive office. They can participate on committees of the Corporation as non-voting members. Fee: $20 CAD

Medical Student Members

Medical students interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation may join as Medical Student Members. Medical Student Members may attend meetings and participate in discussions, but cannot  vote or be Officers. Fee: $0 (Waived)

Associate Members

Physicians qualified to practice in Canada who are not certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation but have a significant clinical or research involvement in PM&R may apply for Associate Membership. This may include specialists in rheumatology, neurosciences, pediatrics, orthopedics as well as physicians employed by Workers' Compensation Boards and family physicians. Associate  Members may attend meetings and participate in discussions but cannot vote or be Officers. Fee: $150 CAD

Corresponding Members

Specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation residing outside Canada may join as Corresponding Members. Corresponding Members may attend meetings and participate in discussions, but cannot vote. They may be members of standing committees but may not chair such committees. They may not be Officers. Fee: $100 CAD

Retired Members

Active or Corresponding Members who have retired from active medical practice may apply for Retired Membership. They shall continue to have all the rights and privileges associated with their previous membership category, but may not hold be Officers. Please contact the CAPM&R office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Fee: $0 (Waived)

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