Membership Information

There are two categories of membership with the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies:

  • Institutional Membership
  • Associate Membership

Institutional Membership
Institutional Membership in the Association is open to Canadian Universities which have graduate programs and which are members of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Only one membership is allowed per institution, and the membership rests with the official graduate school of the university. Where a University has multiple campuses, each campus that has its formal structure and procedures for the administration of graduate degree programs may apply for a separate Institutional Membership.

Annual Membership Dues for Institutional Members

Total Number of Graduate Students Annual Dues
0-499 $1,150
500-999 $2,300
1000-1999 $3,450
2000-2999 $4,600
3000-3999 $5,800
4000-4999 $6,950
5000 + $8,100

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available to those organizations that provide services related to graduate studies or research and that support the purpose of the Association. Examples of such organizations include the federal research granting councils, other funding agencies, prospective Institutional Members, comparable organizations, graduate student or post doctorate fellow associations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations which provide service to graduate studies, including private and for-profit universities.

Annual Membership Dues for Associate Members

Organizations Annual Dues
Graduate Student Associations $500
Postdoctoral Scholar Associations $500
Federal Granting Councils $1,100
Prospective Institutional Members $1,100
Non-Profit Organizations $5,500
For-Profit Organizations $11,000

Institutional Members of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS)

British Columbia

University of British Columbia
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
University of Northern British Columbia
Royal Roads University
Simon Fraser University
Thompson Rivers University
Trinity Western University
University of the Fraser Valley
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University


University of Alberta
Athabasca University
University of Calgary
Concordia University of Edmonton
University of Lethbridge
Vancouver Island University


University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan


Brandon University
University of Manitoba
University of Winnipeg


Brock University
Carleton University
University of Guelph
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
McMaster University
Nipissing University
Ontario College of Art and Design
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
Queen’s University
Royal Military College of Canada
Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson University)
University of Toronto
Trent University
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Windsor
York University


Concordia University
Université Laval
McGill University
Université de Montréal

Université du Québec

  • à Montréal (UQAM)
  • à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
  • à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
  • à Rimouski (UQAR)
  • en Outaouais (UQO)
  • en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
  • Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
  • École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP)
  • École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
  • Télé-université (TÉLUQ)
Université de Sherbrooke

New Brunswick

Université de Moncton
University of New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Saint Mary’s University


Memorial University of Newfoundland

Maple League

Acadia University (Nova Scotia)
Bishop’s University (Quebec)
Mount Allison University (New Brunswick)
St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia)


Associate Members of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS)

Adler University
British Columbia Institute of Technology
University Canada West (UCW)

Federal Research Granting Agencies

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


Sponsorship Partners of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS)

ETS Testing
World Education Services (WES)
Duo Lingo English Test
The Collaborative