Are You a Member Yet?

Sign a CLAC membership card today!

CLAC offers more than just the protections and benefits outlined in your collective agreement. When you sign a CLAC membership card, you can receive discounts, scholarships, awards, opportunities to serve as a leader in your workplace, and more.

You now can sign a CLAC membership application card online on our portal,

I pay dues—does that make me a member?

Paying dues doesn’t automatically make you a member. Because CLAC believes in freedom of association, we allow you to choose whether or not to sign a union membership card. Whether you sign a card or not, we will fully represent you in your workplace.

If I didn’t sign a card, why do I still pay dues?

Even if you do not sign a CLAC membership card, you will still benefit from CLAC representation—contract negotiations, grievance resolution, trained stewards, and much more. In Canadian labour relations, to pay for the cost of representation, all employees represented by the union must pay union dues. In return, the union must represent all workers equally and fairly—whether they have signed a card or not. This compromise is known as the Rand Formula. We won’t use your dues to support partisan politics—we use your dues to represent you.

For more information on the perks of CLAC membership, check out the links below, or talk to your CLAC steward, representative, or local member centre for more information.

There is no added fee to become a member.


Sign Up for Our New Member Discount Program!

We are delighted to invite you to MemberPerks—an exciting new member benefit program that’s designed to perk up your everyday life.

MemberPerks can help you save thousands of dollars every year with special discounts on home electronics and entertainment, restaurants, health and wellness, apparel, and so much more. 

If you have questions about your MemberPerks account, please email and mention that you are a CLAC member.

Start saving today!

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign up button to create your MemberPerks account.
  3. Start saving!

Scholarships for You and Your Family

Every year, CLAC provides a number of $1,500 scholarships to CLAC members and their spouses, children, and grandchildren who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada.

Learn How to Apply

The Matthew Manuel Award

The Matthew Manuel Award is given annually to a CLAC member who has completed a drug or alcohol treatment program, is cleared for work, and demonstrates a solid commitment to recovery and helping others who face similar challenges.

Learn More

Awards for Apprentices

Are you an apprentice? You have the chance to apply for a $1,000 or $2,000 Frank Kooger Apprenticeship award.

Learn How to Apply

Donations for Your Community

Is there a cause in your community that inspires you? That makes a difference in the lives of others? Nominate it for a donation from CLAC’s Building Communities program. Twice per year, we select up to 15 causes at random from eligible nominations to receive a donation.

Learn More

Be a Leader

As a CLAC member, you can serve as a workplace leader in roles such as steward, bargaining committee member, local board member, or National Board member.

Read More about Stewards

Help for You in Times of Loss

Receive financial assistance from our bereavement benefit fund in the difficult days following the death of a loved one. Contact your steward or representative for more details.