The following are some of the benefits that come with membership in the Canadian Archaeological Association:

  • receive two annual issues (Online and/or Print) of the Canadian Journal of Archaeology and special issues as occasionally published
  • receive login privileges to the Members' Only Section and access PDF downloads of CAA Occasional Papers No. 1 and No. 2 on the CAA website
  • be eligible to chair sessions and present papers or posters at the CAA annual conference (Individual members only)
  • be updated on issues relevant to the Canadian archaeological community
  • receive travel support for students formally participating (presenting poster or paper, chairing session, or serving as session discussant) in annual conference (student members)
  • contribute as a member to CAA Facebook community page on Canadian Archaeology
  • be eligible for the CAA Weetaluktuk Student Award allocated every year in recognition of a worthy student paper


This membership type has all of the benefits of the regular membership at a reduced cost. The only difference is that you only have online access to CAA Publications (you will receive no printed versions). Your Green Membership starts as soon as your membership payment is processed and expires one year from the start date (rolling 1-year term).

Auto-Renewing Green Memberships

If you opt to have your Green Membership renewed automatically, the credit card you use to purchase your membership will be automatically billed on the anniversary of your initial payment. You will receive a renewal notification email 30 days prior to your renewal date to remind you that your membership will be automatically renewed and that your credit card will be charged.

To cancel the auto-renew option on your membership, LOG IN to the CAA website and and click the Cancel link under the Recurring Contribution(s) heading on your Contact Dashboard.

PRINT MEMBERSHIPS (Student, Regular, Supporting, Institutional)

Print membership types have a fixed 1-year term from January 1 to December 31. You will receive the printed version of two annual issues of the Canadian Journal of Archaeology as well as have online access to all CAA Publications. Print memberships purchased after November 1 will be valid for the next membership year.


GREEN Student Individual

$30 CAD / per year

GREEN Regular Individual

$70 CAD / per year

Student Individual

$40 CAD / per year

*Print subscription

Regular Individual

$100 CAD / per year

*Print subscription

Supporting Individual

$125 CAD* / per year

*$25 of this will be considered a donation

GREEN Institutional

$150 CAD / per year


$175 CAD / per year

*Print subscription

If you prefer to pay with a cheque, please print off the PDF version of the CAA Membership Application Form here. Provide the requested information and mail it in with the appropriate fee.

Please note: We only accept cheques in CAD$
For security reasons, please do not send your credit card number via email.

Membership Receipts/Invoices

Members will receive an email receipt immediately after membership purchase via the Online Membership Form. Members who opt to pay by cheque will receive an email invoice after submitting the Online Membership Form, and will receive an email receipt after their cheque has been received and recorded in the membership database.

Website User Accounts for Individual Members

New individual members will receive an “Account details” email with login instructions for the CAA website. New members who pay online with a credit card will get immediate access to member-only content. Members who pay by cheque will have member privileges granted to their user account once their membership payment has been processed. You will retain your CAA website user account even if you let your membership lapse, however, you will not have access to member-only content until you renew your membership.

You can review/update your contact information, including your username and password, at “My account” (see the link below the Search field at the top right of any CAA web page, when you are logged in). You may also find your membership information (status, start and end dates), and event registration and payment history at “My Dashboard” (hover over “My account”).

Membership Renewal Reminders

Members will receive a Membership Renewal Reminder email 30 days, 2 weeks, and 6 days prior to membership expiry, then once a month for 6 months after expiry. If you are not receiving these email reminders, first check that the email address associated with your membership is up to date—log in to the CAA website and click the “Edit” link on your account page (My Account) to review your email address.

If you are not receiving emails from the CAA please try the following:

  • Check to see if the emails are in your Spam or Junk folder.
  • “Whitelist” or set emails from or if possible, from any address with the domain, as a Safe Sender.
  • Ask the IT department at your institution to unblock messages from the domain.

Institutional Members: Online Access to CAA Publications

Institutional members can request online access to CAA publications via a user login account or via IP access. Please submit your request to the CAA Webmaster and provide your institution’s name, and the email address for the user login account, or the IP address range for IP access.

 If you have questions or problems with your CAA membership, please contact the CAA Treasurer. If you need technical assistance, please contact the CAA Webmaster.