You are eligible to apply for Professional Membership if you are a

  • book author
  • short-story writer
  • freelance writer
  • newspaper writer
  • scriptwriter
  • translator
  • technical writer
  • creative writing instructor with publication credits
  • any other kind of writer who has been published or produced and received payment for their work

Professional Membership Fee:

$150 annually
$290 for a two-year membership
Special one-time rate for brand-new members only: $112.50 plus tax

Different provinces have differing taxation rates, so please choose your province to access the membership buttons.  The links below will take you to the appropriate page, where you can then choose the level of membership appropriate for your situation:


British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Yukon Territories


Note: Applying as Professional Member is a two-step process. As soon as your online application and payment has been processed, you will be prompted to complete the membership form including details of publication and submit the necessary supporting documents. Your application is reviewed by the membership committee.

Other Options:

Applying as a Professional Member is a two-step process. Download and complete the membership application form available here: Mmbrshp Appl 1- Dec 14 and apply for professional status here: Mmbrshp Appl 2 -Prof Dec 14.

Mail to:

Professional Membership,
Canadian Authors Association,
6 West Street N, Suite 203
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5B8

Note: Associate Members can upgrade to Professional status at any time by submitting part 2 of the application.

705 325 3926 (Have your credit card handy.)