Becoming A Member
As a member of the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC), you become an important part of a strong and dynamic organization that is dedicated to positive changes for the profession of Opticianry.
You’ll join a solid, supportive membership of over 3,000 who create a strong national voice, allowing the OAC to play a major role in creating favorable regulations and standard-setting precedents.
When you become a member of the OAC, you support and shape the future of your industry.
To ensure you get the most out of your membership, the OAC has partnered with many of the Provincial Associations to provide a joint membership to ensure you have access to more support and services.
The OAC works hard for its members, and offers tangible benefits, exclusive savings and a variety of free services, such as free professional learning opportunities, professional liability insurance, and reduced rates to OAC hosted education events. To learn more, check out our benefits of membership page.
The OAC has three (3) categories of membership:
- Optician Member
An Optician member is an Optician who holds a current license with a Provincial Regulatory Board/College in Canada.
- Student Member
A student member is an individual who is currently enrolled in an accredited Optical Training program in Canada and is not licensed with a Provincial Regulatory Board/College
- Associate Member
An associate member is an individual who does not fall into the Optician Member or Student Member categories
The Process to Become A Member is Easy…
1. Become A Member Online.
Becoming a Member for the FIRST TIME?
To become a New Member of the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC), click on the button which applies (below), fill out the online application form and start enjoying the benefits of membership within two week days.
Online membership renewals are available for one year following your OAC membership end date. After one year, please contact the OAC office by telephone (1.800.847.3155 or 1.204.982.6060) to Rejoin your Association.
Need more detailed steps to renew online? Click here
If you have questions or need support, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to assist you.
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2. Print, fill out and send in a membership form (located below) to the Opticians Association of Canada office.
3. Call the OAC office at 1-800-847-3155 (204-982-6060) and become a member over the telephone.
Please note pro-rated memberships will not be available in 2020.
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The Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) has an extensive online continuing education library available to its members for use towards their professional learning requirements. The online library consists of electronic module articles as well as video modules. New content is consistently being added to the online library for the benefit of our members.
OAC members receive four (4) free online modules per year as a benefit of membership.