You become a member of the CIC when you join one of our three societies.

Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE)
Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)

You can also choose to affiliate to additional societies as we strive to build a fully interconnected chemical sciences community in Canada.

Membership Types

[with requirements; *all fees are CAD + GST/HST]

  • Full Member $172.00 *

    Meet Full Membership Requirements
    TWO (2) YEAR OPTION: Pay for two (2) consecutive years of annual full membership at current year rate to avoid increase in second subsequent year. $ 344 *
    5Q OPTION: NEW FULL MEMBERS ONLY who join between Oct-Dec (starting 2020) of any calendar year, membership fee paid is for the next full year of membership. $ 172 *

  • High School Teacher Member $56.00 *

    Current high school science teacher
    High school teachers actively involved in teaching science, technology and math to high school students are eligible for high school teacher’s membership.

  • Partner Member $86.00 *

    Partner of a Full Member; formerly known as “Spousal Member”.
    Meet Full Membership Requirements
    In addition to fulfilling at least one of the full member requirements, when someone from a couple is a full CIC member their partner is eligible for partner membership.

  • Retired Member $86.00 *

    Retired from full-time employment;
    Age + Years of Membership = min. 85; and
    Meet Full Membership Requirements
    Members who have retired from full-time employment and for whom the sum of their age plus years of membership equals a minimum of 85 are eligible for retired membership.

  • Parental Leave Member Complimentary

    Currently on parental leave;
    Have been a member for the past three (3) consecutive years; and
    Meet Full Membership Requirements
    Members who have maintained consecutive membership for 3 years prior to applying and are a member in good standing (active member) are eligible for parental leave membership. Apply to membership@cheminst.ca with name anytime throughout the year indicating the period you will be on leave and mutually agreeable terms will be developed in confidence.

  • Unemployed Member Complimentary

    Currently unemployed;
    Have been a member for the past three (3) consecutive years; and
    Meet Full Membership Requirements
    Members who have maintained consecutive membership for three (3) years prior to applying and is a member in good standing (active member) is eligible for unemployed membership upon providing notice of unemployment. Apply to membership@cheminst.ca with name anytime throughout the year and mutually agreeabe terms will be developed. Unemployed membership type is available to members for up to two (2) years.

  • Lifetime Member $2,975.00 *

    Must be 50+ years of age; and
    Meet Full Membership Requirements
    Any member 50+ years of age qualifies for this membership type.

  • 50 Year Member Complimentary

    Once you have been a member for fifty (50) consecutive years you receive complimentary membership and conference registration in the fiftieth (50th) and subsequent years in recognition of your dedication to the CIC.
    Members having fifty (50) years of consecutive membership are given a complimentary membership to recognize their commitment to the Institute. Either a CCCE (chemistry) or CCEC (chemical engineering) conference registration is provided complimentary per year.

Young Professional Member

  • Undergrad.-Dipl.-Cert. Student Complimentary

    Full-time Undergraduate, Diploma or Certificate student at a Canadian institution.

  • Undergrad.-Dipl.-Cert. Student (international or part-time) $36.00 *

    Undergraduate, Diploma or Certificate student at a non-Canadian institution; or
    Part-time Undergraduate, Diploma or Certificate student at a Canadian institution.

  • Graduate Student Complimentary

    Full-time postgraduate student at a Canadian institution.

  • Graduate Student (international or part-time) $ 56.00 *

    Postgraduate student at a non-Canadian institution; or
    Part-time postgraduate student at a Canadian institution.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow $ 34.00 *

    Postdoctoral Fellows working at a Canadian institution; or
    Postdoctoral Fellows working outside Canada who hold graduate degree from a Canadian institution are eligible for up to three (3) years from their year of graduation from doctoral degree.

  • Recent Graduate (CSC Accredited Program) Complimentary

    Graduated from a CSC accredited chemistry undergraduate or graduate program within the last year; and
    Update your CIC profile with graduation date and degree or diploma obtained.

  • Recent Graduate $86.00 *

    Graduated from an undergraduate, graduate or technology program within the last year; and Update your CIC profile with graduation date and degree or diploma obtained.

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