Ready to Join?!

Whether you are joining for the first time or coming back after some time away, we are happy to have you!

Please select from the membership categories below to begin your online application process.  

Applications will be reviewed and processed within five business days.  Once approved, you will receive a Welcome email with login instructions for our members’ only portal.

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Practicing Member

A medical practitioner in Canada or the United States who holds a valid certificate in general surgery which is in good standing from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Le Collège des Médecins du Québec or The American Board of Surgery.  

Holds a valid license in good standing to practice medicine in Canada or the United States.

Dues: $450/year
Renewed annually on January 1st
First year’s dues will be prorated based on month of application

In Fellowship Training

Any post-graduate trainee who has recently completed a general surgery program, and who is undertaking additional postgraduate training.

Dues: $35/year
Renewed annually on January 1st
2021 dues potentially increasing to $100/year based on outcome of voting at 2020 AGM

International Member

General surgeons and surgical trainees residing abroad (outside of Canada or the United States).

Dues: $70/year CDN
Renewed annually on January 1st

Affiliate Member

Any person belonging to one of the following classifications: Medical doctors (ex: Anesthesiologists, Critical care), Non-Medical Doctors (ex: Masters degree Scientists, PhDs. Scientists), Office/Business Managers, Allied Health Professionals (ex: Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurse First Assistants, Registered Nurses), Technicians (ex: Certified Surgical Technologists)

Dues: $40/year
Renewed annually on January 1st

Resident Member

A post-graduate trainee currently enrolled in a Canadian general surgery program.

*Resident memberships are managed in coordination with each residency program and cannot be applied for online.  Please contact the CAGS office with any questions at

Renewed annually on January 1st

By completing purchases with CAGS you agree to have your Credit card and personal information securely stored as part of a payment profile within a 3rd party payment gateway. This securely stored payment profile will be used, when authorized, for automated recurring payments and will allow for easier and faster checkouts. No credit card information is stored within Member365 and all payment data is accessed by way of a secure API. Under no circumstances will CAGS share credit card or personal details.

CAGS Practicing Members are automatically enrolled in Automated Reoccuring Billing (ARB) to facilitate the payment of their annual membership dues.  Prior to the membership renewal date of January 1st, members will receive two reminder emails indicating their enrollment in ARB.  From these emails (or at any point in the year via the ‘My Profile’ section of the member portal) you can choose to opt out of ARB.

Unfortunately, refunds for CAGS membership dues will not be offered after payment has been deducted from your account.  Therefore, please ensure that you opt out of ABR prior to the January 1st billing date.