Become a Member

If you’re looking for the key to success in the defence and security industries - look no further! CADSI membership opens doors to a world of business opportunities.

A CADSI membership gives you access to services and business-building opportunities that help you stay visible and connected within the Canadian defence and security community and informed with the most up-to-date information on the activities and issues involving our industries. It also provides your company with the support of a concerted national voice that is sharing the needs and concerns of our members with key government decision makers, the industrial customer base and potential industrial partners both in Canada and globally.

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Features and Benefits

Contribute your insights to our advocacy efforts directed at decision makers on Parliament Hill, senior public officials in key federal departments, and the national media.

Showcase your brand and engage with over 11,500 decision makers, 600 VIPs, and 40+ international delegations at Canada’s premier global defence and security tradeshow. Member-only event!

Discover a new way to develop and showcase your company. Manage your company profile, access relevant member and industry information, and stay connected through our online ecosystem.

A member-only event, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Outlooks lets you can learn what the CAF plans to procure and when, as well as network directly with members of our Armed Forces.

Participate in business-to-business and business-to-government CADSI member-only events to network with key influencers from government and industry and build business-growing relationships.

Showcase your company under the symbol of the maple leaf. Benefit from value-added services such as access to delegations, receptions, seminars and meeting rooms at leading international trade shows.

Benefit from our unique business development toolbox – GATEWAY by CADSI. Located within the myCADSI portal, GATEWAY tools will help you grow your business at home and abroad.

SME Day has a long standing history of educating members and bridging the gap between OEMs, governments and Canadian SMEs.

Our members’ success stories are the building blocks of our My North My Home campaign. Share your success story for CADSI to promote.

Take advantage of the various education opportunities CADSI offers its members, utilize GATEWAYacademy eLearning tool, participate in webinars, access our publications, attend our events, etc.

Participate in one of our Operating Committees to help shape the direction of the association and inform the priorities, positions and views we advance with the Government of Canada.

Join our Regional Round Table events to share your opinions on key topics within the defence and  security community that affect you.


Membership Types and Fees

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP: Open to Canadian registered, legal, private-sector companies that have active business operations in Canada whose business include defence and/or security and  who produce goods and services within Canada. Corporate membership fees are based on the total number of employees in your organization worldwide inclusive of all subsidiaries and lines of business.

Category A 1-15 Employees $450
Category B 16-49 Employees $650
Category C 50-99 Employees $1,420
Category D 100-499 Employees $2,500
Category E 500+ Employees $5,000



To apply for membership, please click on the button above to sign in to your myCADSI account or create a complimentary myCADSI account.

MEDIA ASSOCIATE: Open to national and international media organizations whose purpose is consistent with CADSI’s mandate. 

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE: Open to Canadian post-secondary educational institutions whose purpose is consistent with CADSI’s mandate. Membership is only valid for the institution’s fulltime staff.

CANADIAN ASSOCIATE: Open to Canadian non-commercial organizations (such as not-for-profit associations, provincial aerospace and defence associations, Crown Corporations, etc.) whose purpose is consistent with CADSI’s mandate and open to registered, legal, private-sector companies that do not qualify for Corporate membership and whose business include defence and/or security.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE: Open to non-Canadian organizations whose purpose is consistent with CADSI’s mandate and also for registered, legal, private-sector companies who operate outside of Canada.

1-500+ Employees $1,750
1-500+ Employees $2,500

Please note:

  • Membership fees are in Canadian dollars and exclude HST.
  • The membership year is from January 1st to December 31st.
  • Membership fees are non-refundable and are not pro-rated.
  • Media, Academic, Corporate and Associate Members are welcome to attend CANSEC; however, only Corporate Members can book exhibit space.
  • Current membership fees are subject to change as per annual review by CADSI