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.
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
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)
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
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