Membership Categories and Fee Structure

Below is an overview of the annual fees for different CSME membership categories. All memberships follow the calendar year and must be renewed before 31 January. If you are joining as a new member on or after 1 November, your membership will be valid until 31 December of the following calendar year.

To apply as a new member, just click on one of the "Apply" buttons in the boxes below. Note that membership is not limited to mechanical engineers. Technologists and other professionals/scientists working in the broad field of mechanical engineering or in collaboration with mechanical engineers are welcome to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellows: Please note that postdocs are considered funded empolyment by the Canada Revenue Agency. As such, the CSME requires postdoc fellows to register as professional CSME members (MCSME) versus free student members (SCSME).

If you are renewing your current membership, please go to this page or click "Renew" in the applicable box below.

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Student Membership


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  • Students who are currently enrolled in a diploma program bachelor's program or graduate program in mechanical engineering (full-time or part-time) are eligible for a free student membership.
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First Year Membership


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  • Members who qualify for regular or technology memberships are eligible for a discounted fee in their first year of membership.
Regular Membership


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  • A regular member must hold a recognised university degree in a field related to mechanical engineering.
Retired Membership


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  • Members who provide evidence of retirement from active employment are eligible for a discounted retired membership.
Technology Membership


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  • A technology member is a graduate of a Mechanical Engineering Technologist Program or equivalent.
2nd Society Membership


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  • Members who are full paid members of another EIC Constituent Society are eligible for second society membership in the CSME. Please first contact the CSME Office to provide proof of payment in your main technical society.
Fellow Membership


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  • The grade of Fellow recognizes exceptional distinction in the profession. It is conferred by the CSME Awards committee upon peer nomination of members with extraordinary records of accomplishments in mechanical engineering.
Fellow For Life Membership


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  • The option of paying a single lifetime fee for a fellowship has been revoked by the CSME Board at its 29 May 2017 meeting. Past Life Fellows are unaffected by this decision.

CSME's Return and Refund Policy

The CSME membership fee is non-refundable except for cases where a multiple payment occurred by error. In case of a multiple payment, please contact us for a refund with your credentials and full details of the payments made. All other queries about memberships and payments should also be directed to the CSME Office:

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
P.O. Box 40140
Ottawa On
K1V 0W8 Canada
Att'n: Mohammud Emamally
Tel: (613) 400-1786

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