New PCCAT Membership Structure


At the 2019 AGM, the PCCAT membership participated in a strategic planning session on the future of the organization. One of the recommendations coming out of this session was a proposed change to the PCCAT membership structure. Due to COVID-19, the proposed changes were put on hold in 2020 and were brought forward and approved at the 2021 AGM.

As previously announced, in 2022, PCCAT’s membership will move away from an individual membership structure to an organizational membership structure similar to that of other organizations such as ARUCC. This structure will help to advance PCCAT’s work to facilitate the implementation of policies and practices that support student mobility across Canada. This membership structure will aid in improving equity for participating institutions as one voting member will be permitted per institution. This change will come into effect for the 2022-23 membership year.

New PCCAT Membership Categories:

PCCAT’s new membership structure is based on four membership categories (Institutional, Transfer Organization, Associate, and Student Members):

Institutional Member

Institutional Members may be any Canadian public postsecondary educational institution or Indigenous adult educational institution offering postsecondary programs. Private and out-of-country postsecondary institutions that have been authorized by Canadian provincial or territorial or federal governments to grant degrees in their jurisdiction, that are members of a provincial transfer or equivalent organization, and that are recognized by a Canadian or an international quality assurance body deemed appropriate by PCCAT may also be eligible for institutional membership. Institutional Members are eligible to participate actively in the work of PCCAT. While the number of designated representatives may vary depending upon the Institutional Membership Category, each Institutional Member has one vote on all matters brought before PCCAT. Membership shall fall under one of the following categories, determined by total operating revenue:

Institutional Member CategoryTotal Operating Revenue (annual)Membership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
B$200M – $449M$200Up to 6 reps1
C$100M – $199M$100Up to 4 reps1
DLess than $100M$75Up to 2 reps1

Transfer Organization Member

Transfer Organization Members are not-for-profit organizations or government units/agencies with jurisdictional responsibility for postsecondary education transfer (e.g. Provincial CATs, Government agencies and secretariats). A Transfer Organization Membership may include up to four designated representatives but is limited to only one vote on all matters brought before PCCAT.

Membership TypeMembership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
Transfer Organization Member$100Up to 4 reps1

Associate Member

Associate Members are individuals, corporate, private organizations, or government departments with interest in the work of PCCAT. Not-for-profit organizations or professional membership associations within the postsecondary education sector in Canada are eligible. Individuals from postsecondary education institutions who do not hold an Institutional Membership but are interest in the work of PCCAT may hold an Associate Membership. Associate Members are non-voting.

Membership TypeMembership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
Associate Member$501Non-voting

Student Member

Full time students with interest in the work of PCCAT may hold a Student Membership. Student members are non-voting

Membership TypeMembership Fee (annual)# of Designated Representatives# votes
Student Member$251Non-voting

Members are eligible for a $100 discount when registering for the PCCAT annual conference.


Online membership renewal and purchase for 2022-23 will open in spring 2022, and be available alongside conference registration information on the PCCAT Conference page. For additional membership questions, please contact