Benefits of Membership

Members of the Constituent Societies of the CIC become part of Canada’s diverse and prestigious community of chemical scientists, engineers and technologists.

*CIC and constituent society annual membership is based on a calendar year (i.e. 2017 Membership runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017).

As a member, you’ll save money on:

CIC conferences: Members receive discounts on registration fees to the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition and the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference.

ACS conferences & meetings: CSC members and members of the American Chemical Society can now register for conferences and short courses at member/preferred rates. This means that members of the CSC no longer need to be a member of ACS in order to recieve their membership discount!

Other conferences: The CIC is affiliated with several other national and international meetings in the chemical sciences and engineering. In many cases, our members receive a discounted registration fee for these conferences.

Travel: CIC members save 5% on travel with VIA Rail and up to 10% off Budget Car Rental rates. 

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News: Your membership includes a free subscription to this national magazine for the chemical sciences and engineering, a non-member value of $150.

Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering: Members receive a significant discount on a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 

Chemistry World Magazine: Members recieve a significant discount on subscriptions to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World magazinean award-winning international magazine.

Courses: Members receive a 20% discount on Professional Development Courses. Student members receive a student registration rate for these courses.

Home, auto and life insurance: Members receive a discount on home and auto insurance from TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and life insurance from Manulife

As a member you will also have access to all of our programs including:

Career services: Our customized career services allow professionals and students in the chemical sciences and engineering to search jobs, post resumes and get an edge in their career.

Awards: Our extensive awards and scholarships program recognizes outstanding achievement in the chemical sciences and engineering.

Member directory: Connect with your fellow members of the constituent societies of the CIC through our member directory.

Subject Divisions: Connect with colleagues in your field through our extensive network of Subject Divisions

Local Sections: Connect with colleagues who live, work or study nearby through our dynamic network of Local Sections.

Student Chapters: Connect with other students who are studying the chemical sciences or engineering at your university or college through our Student Chapters.

Student Chapter Grant: Grants of up to $300 are available to Student Chapters of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE).

Certified Chemical Technologist (cCT): Members of the CSCT gain cCT certification which highlights credentials, shows dedication to the profession and allows for more career mobility.

And, by becoming a member, your membership fees will help support the important work the CIC and its Constituent Societies do on behalf of the chemical sciences and engineering community in Canada, including:

Advocacy: We advocate on behalf of chemical scientists and engineers to federal and provincial governments on issues of research funding and regulations.

Outreach: Our outreach program fosters an interest in chemistry among young people and raises the public’s understanding of and appreciation for the work of chemical scientists and engineers.

CIC Chemical Education Fund: The CIC Chemical Education Fund (CEF) is a registered charity set up to promote education in the fields of chemical sciences, chemical engineering, chemical technology and related disciplines.

Accreditation: The CSC manages the accreditation of undergraduate chemistry programs nationally and abroad.

Membership handbooks

For more information on membership fees and categories, review the membership handbooks: