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Help shape the payments and secure identity landscape: Become an ACT Canada Member

If you have a stake in secure identity, mobile, NFC, loyalty, secure payments or leveraging EMV, you owe it to yourself to join ACT Canada. Now in our 25th year, we are the world's pre-eminent authority on the Canadian market, focused on payment, identity management and advanced applications using the security of chip, regardless of form factor.

Join now! Click here for an application form.

For membership benefits and pricing please click here.

Retailers receive special membership pricing. Click here for more information if you are a retailer.

Insight, Networking & Visibility

A non-profit association, ACT Canada facilitates knowledge transfer and thought leadership in a neutral forum, respecting the perspectives of all stakeholders and enhancing cooperation among diverse groups. By enabling a better understanding of the market's players, opportunities, barriers, and public and private sector applications, we help members protect their interests, advance their causes, build their business and grow the market.

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Why Join?

Membership offers privileges you can't get anywhere else:

  • Your own market expert on retainer year round to answer any inquiry
  • Sound insights to help you increase revenues, lower costs and reduce risk
  • Savings on ACT Canada and industry events, conferences and publications
  • Access to global market research, industry contacts and data on best practices
  • An industry voice for you through our advocacy and stakeholder relations efforts

There's a Membership category that's right for you

Principal: Key market shapers with significant interests in secure payment, secure identity management and other advanced applications and technologies.

General: Active participant representing issuers, acquirers, suppliers and others with interests in secure payment, secure identity management and other advanced applications and technologies.

Please note that there is special pricing for available for the General Level Membership for the following organization types:

  • Small to Medium Canadian enterprises (wholly-owned Canadian enterprises with annual revenues under $25M)
  • Government entities
  • Retailers

Associate: Business with under 15 employees who do not supply or purchase advanced card technology products or services. Also covers associations (any size) and sole independent consultants.

MEMBER CLASSANNUAL RETAINER* (1 yr from activation date)
Principal $9995
General $4995
Government Entities- Special General Level Pricing  $3495
SME**- Special General Level Pricing $3495
Retailers- Special General Level Pricing $995
Retailer ‐ Merchant Advisory Group
(MAG) Members ‐ Pricing for General
Start-Up*** $750
Associate++ $500
Research Subscription $4995

*Fees are subject to HST
**Wholly-owned Cdn organization with annual funding/revenues less than $25 million.
***Start‐up pricing available for a maximum of 2 consecutive years; Number of employees working for the start‐up company cannot exceed 20;
Revenue/funding of the start‐up company cannot exceed $2,000,000 per year 
++ Organization or consulting firm of less than 15 employees who does not directly supply or purchase advanced card technology products and services. Non-profit or industry associations may be exempt from the 15+ employee rule.

Membership Kit & Application

More information on membership and how to join:

For our membership kit click here.

For our member application click here.

What Our Members Have To Say

"Being a member allows us to remain competitive and anticipate shifts in technology."
Senior Manager, Business MasterCard Marketing, ATB Financial

Special member discounts for Cardware 2014: Payment & Digital ID Insights + Exclusive Access to Cardware Connections Networking Meetings!

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For more information about joining ACT Canada; please contact + 1 905 426 6360 or