Apply to be a Member

Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by the CBIE Membership Committee and may take up to two (2) weeks to process. Following this review, you will receive an email with next steps, including instructions for payment.

Membership Criteria

Membership of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is open to Canadian post-secondary education institutions and school boards that are EduCanada brand eligible and adhere to the CBIE Code of Ethical Practice. At this time, only Canadian education institutions are eligible for membership.

EduCanada Brand Eligibility

Global Affairs Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) jointly established a Brand Use Eligibility Policy, which ensures that only those educational institutions that provide assurance of high-quality education can use this national brand in their marketing. Each year, provinces and territories submit to CMEC a list of institutions that are eligible to apply to use the brand.

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CBIE Code of Ethical Practice

In keeping with the CBIE mission, vision, and core values, the goal of this Code is to provide ethical guidelines for members to follow and against which they can assess their work. Members accept and agree to abide by this Code by virtue of their membership in CBIE. Members shall hold responsibility for individuals who act for or represent them in international education endeavours.

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Membership Fees

Membership fees for Institutional and Associate Members (except School Boards) are based on full-time equivalent enrolment (FTEE). Memberships renew annually on April 1st. Based on what time of year an institution joins CBIE, new members may receive a discounted rate on their first year of membership. Please note, that we accept Visa, Mastercard, or wire transfers as payment methods.

Categories Institutional Associate
Up to 5,000 FTEE $5,000 (3 Votes) $4,500 (1 Vote)
5,001 to 10,000 FTEE $7,500 (4 Votes) $7,000 (1 Vote)
10,001 to 25,000+ FTEE $10,000 (5 Votes) $9,500 (1 Vote)
School Boards $1,500 (2 Votes)

Membership Categories

CBIE is comprised of institutional and associate members. In short, Institutional Members are publicly supported higher education institutions, and school boards and Associate Members are privately funded institutions.

Institutional Member

The Institutional Member category includes Canadian publicly supported higher education institutions and school boards.

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Associate Member

The Associate Member category includes Canadian privately funded or non-profit language schools, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions.

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Should you have any questions about this process, please contact our membership team at [email protected].