Join Editors Canada

If you’re an editor, join us. If you’re on your way to becoming an editor, there are many ways membership can benefit you. Everyone is welcome.

Get in touch with more than 1,300 other editors across the country, with members of related associations, and with editors working around the world.

Take advantage of discounts on training and resources to develop you editorial skills, or connect with clients and employers through our job board and search tools to gain professional experience in the field. Our members, salaried and freelance, work throughout Canadian private and public sectors as individuals and as part of larger teams to provide effective communications.

If you’re serious about your career as an editor, whatever stage you’re at in your career, we’re serious about helping you make the most of it.

Check out more details at the links below:

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Open to anyone and allows participation in all programs and benefits.

Two-year members

Members who renew for two years will receive a 5% discount on their membership fee. Pay online now to join Editors Canada for two years. (Note: The two-year option is not available for emeritus members and student affiliates.)

Emeritus members*

Open to editors who are 60 years of age or older and have a total of any 10 years of membership in the association. To apply for emeritus membership, you must supply proof of age.

Student affiliates*

Students are defined as anyone enrolled part-time in an editing or editing-related post-secondary program, or in full-time post-secondary studies in any discipline.

For more information, visit the student affiliate page.

Honorary life membership

This is a discretionary honour that may be awarded by the association to an Editors Canada member who has made an exceptionally valuable contribution to the association. It cannot be applied for.

For more information, visit the Honorary Life Membership page.

*Emeritus membership and student affiliate eligibility require confirmation by the Editors Canada national office.


To view your membership renewal date or to renew, go to our member portal and log in.

Need help with your login? Visit the member portal and click the “Click here if you forgot your password” link. 

If you are having difficulty renewing your membership due to the financial burden of COVID-19, please email for renewal options.

Processing time

Processing of Editors Canada applications and renewals for membership or student affiliation, Online Directory of Editors profiles, and/or email addresses may take up to a week.

You will receive an email confirmation once your request has been processed. Thank you for your patience.

Fees are non-refundable. Editors Canada services are not transferable.

Questions? Contact the national office at

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