Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Why Join

RAIC is the national voice for architects and architecture in Canada. As a member, you will join with about 5,000 other individuals who share your enthusiasm and commitment to your career and profession. RAIC is dedicated to the achievement of a single goal – helping you achieve success in your career through the following activities:

Advocacy for the profession, influencing government policy at all levels

•      Advocating on behalf of architects for appropriate fees.
•      Advocating with policy makers to secure architects’ roles.


Practice support and continuing education 

•      Tools such as contracts and documents.
•      Annual festival of architecture.
•      International learning opportunities.
•      Online professional courses.

The promotion of excellence in architecture

•      Enhancing the profile and value of the profession.
•      Recognizing excellence via awards.


RAIC membership provides numerous valuable benefits:

  1. Opportunity to engage in and contribute to the profession
  2. Use of the MRAIC Designation, which is recognized Canada-wide and internationally
  3. Discounts on RAIC documents and seals
  4. Discounts on NMS Specifications
  5. Discounts on industry-standard documents
  6. Discount on the Canadian Handbook of Practice
  7. Free subscription to Canadian Architect (for Canadian residents)
  8. Discounts on all RAIC events including Professional Development courses
  9. Discounts on all RAIC publications
  10. Discounts on GoodLife Fitness memberships
  11. Free subscription to SABMag and Award Magazine
  12. Discounts on publications from NMS, McGraw Hill, Orderline, and The Plan Magazine from Italy
  13. Listing in the electronic and printed versions of the Members Directory
  14. Eligibility for Fellowship (after five years of Membership)
  15. Discounts on insurance, hotels, and car rentals
  16. Free RAIC publications including Practice Builders, and the RAIC Architecture magazine

Based on typical member use, the value of these benefits is upwards of $1,000 per year:



Canadian Architect


Member pricing on registration for the Festival of Architecture


Contract Seals

$150 per year (assuming 2 bought per year)

E-Learning (Total Precast Concrete Structures)

10% discount ($4.50 per module)

Local Hospitality Hotel & Car Rental Discounts


Azure Magazine (annual subscription)


Kaplan Architecture Education exam preparation materials

$40 (one book per year)

National Master Specification and editing software

$330 (off the complete package)

Orderline products


Mumby Insurance

Group Rates

Fairmont Hotels


Budget Rent-a-Car

Up to 40% discount per rental


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