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Payment for 2020 Dues Now Being Accepted

With the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) now staffed and the enactment of the Professional Governance Act (PGA) forthcoming, the College is facing a shortfall in its capacity to execute its statutory obligations. Implementation of the PGA will require significant effort from the College. Concurrently the College must continue to perform its statutory obligations under the College of Applied Biology Act (CABA), which altogether will require more resources. The Act also potentially enables practice rights for applied biology professionals and the College has been and will continue to work towards that goal.

The PGA allows for governing councils to raise fees without referendum. As this provision has not yet been enabled, and with the projected shortfall, the College must therefore enact a special levy in order to gain the resources to address the shortfall and continue to execute its statutory mandate of protecting the public interest.

There are two ways to pay your dues:

1) Online with Visa or MasterCard:  Pay now

  • Click on the appropriate category (please note that the College’s online payment system uses the most secure technology available and is compliant with all requirements governing online financial transactions). 
  • You'll be prompted to agree with the 3 mandatory declarations. Online payments cannot be processed without agreeing to the declarations by clicking the appropriate boxes.

2) Request your 2020 Dues Notice in PDF format and send by mail with a cheque or money order, or by providing a credit card number to the office over the phone. Email [email protected] to request your dues form. (Important note: Before phoning in your card card number, make sure to fill in your declarations otherwise your payment cannot be processed).

  • Cheques or money orders should be made out to “College of Applied Biology” 
  • Remember to sign and return your declarations with your payment.

The deadline to pay 2020 dues is December 31st, 2019. Late fees come into effect on January 1, 2020.

Important Dates

Membership Renewal Process


Annual dues and declarations due

December 31, 2019

Late fee of 10% of dues comes into effect

January 1, 2020

Final deadline to renew dues with late fee

February 29, 2020

Loss of good standing status and re-instatement fee of 25% of annual dues comes into effect

March 1, 2020

Removal from register of members

June 30, 2020

Do you wish to change your status? 

If you wish to change your status to that of a retired member, apply to go on temporary withdrawal, or resign your membership, access the change of status forms. Members may change their status to temporary withdrawal if they are returning to a post-secondary institution, taking parental or compassionate leave, or for medical leave.

If you have any questions please consult the FAQ for dues, the FAQ for the special levy or contact the Registrar at 250-383-3306 ext 2 or by email at [email protected].