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Applying for Membership
To become a CPA member, please click here to complete the Membership Application Form and join more than 400 members across the world!
Please note, this process will take a maximum of 14 days once your completed form and required documents are received. New members requiring fast track will incur an additional charge of $500.
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*To obtain an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) you must enroll with Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) – additional forms must be completed. Please contact Cheryl Dahlager at email@example.com or 403.543.6092 for details.
The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the national association for the propane industry, representing over 400 companies in every region of the country and in every sector of the industry. Our members are an influential group and include producers, wholesalers, transporters, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and service providers of equipment and appliances, and associated industries.
Public Policy Advocacy
Government relations and advocacy are essential components of the activities the association undertakes on behalf of its members from coast-to-coast. The CPA takes a leading role at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels to ensure that the voice of the CPA membership is heard, and that energy policies and markets being developed include propane.
Regulatory & Affairs Safety
The CPA also plays a key role in consultations and negotiations with legislators and policy makers to facilitate safe and effective technical standards for the propane industry, including reducing red tape that may unfairly hinder members’ businesses. The association helps members meet and exceed regulatory and safety requirements through our dedicated Regulatory Affairs team as well as through our Propane Training Institute.
The CPA also holds several Equivalency Certificates that allow a company to carry out an activity related to transporting dangerous goods in a way that is not in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. These permits are only available to valid members of the CPA.
The CPA’s Propane Training Institute (PTI) delivers professional training solutions that are member-focused and industry-driven, meeting the industry’s highest standards and recognized by regulatory authorities across Canada. PTI Training programs promote a culture of safe propane handling and use of propane-fuelled equipment while improving the skills of propane industry workers. And PTI’s advanced online services allow members to purchase training courses anywhere, anytime and to access training certificates. Member benefits include special rates on course material. Check out our free online 100-00 Product Knowledge – Propane/LPG Specific (click here to create a profile to access the course), one of several online courses available.
Communications & Marketing
- Public Affairs newsletter (monthly) – the leading voice for the propane industry in Canada.
- Regulatory Affairs newsletter (monthly) – Members ONLY! Timely updates from regulatory jurisdictions across Canada.
- CPA’s national voice for the propane industry – Energized – CPA members receive a 5% discount off advertising rates.
- Website – provides information to members and their customers on the safe and effective use of propane.
By joining the CPA, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future direction of propane and influence legislation governing the industry, along with a range of other benefits:
- Opportunity to participate on national CPA Committees to contribute your views and experience
- Credibility and recognized endorsement
- Use of the CPA member logo on letterhead and stationery
Types of Membership
Manufacturers of Appliances, Cylinders and Equipment (MACE)/Services: Those members who offer to the Canadian market for sale, rent or lease directly or through agents, end-use products or services used by the liquid petroleum (LP) industry to manufacture, process, odorize, measure, handle, store or consume Natural Gas Liquids (NGL).
Producer: Those members who produce NGLs at refineries or natural gas processing plants and/or who make such production available for distribution beyond the source of production, or those who manufacture products produced from propane.
Retail Marketer: Those members who are engaged in selling NGLs directly to ultimate consumers or indirectly through distributors and/or dealers.
Transporter: Those Members who offer to the Canadian market the transportation of NGLs.
Wholesale Marketer: Those members whose business is primarily the purchase of bulk quantities of NGLs for resale in either tank trucks, rail cars or via pipeline to the export or Canadian domestic market.
Associate: That person, firm, corporation or association not otherwise defined as a Retail Marketer, Transporter, Wholesale Marketer, Producer/Processor/Midstreamer or MACE/Service, who is interested in the purpose of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA).
Trainer Associate: That person, firm, corporation or association not otherwise defined as a Retail Marketer, Transporter, Wholesale Marketer, Producer/Processor/Midstreamer, MACE/Service or Associate Member, who is engaged in the delivery of the Canadian Propane Association/Propane Training Institute training programs.
Accredited Representative & Voting
Each Member shall appoint an accredited representative and alternate, and these representatives shall be deemed to be authorized to act on behalf of the member in matters pertaining to the CPA.
All Members (except Associate Members and Trainer Associate Members) may vote at annual and special meetings of the CPA, including the election of the CPA’s Board of Directors.
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