Become an Instructor Member


Any individual, 16 years of age or older teaching the Paddle Canada programs on Canadian soil** and is a member in good standing with his/her Regional Association Member (where one exists and represents his/her paddling discipline) is eligible to take out an instructor membership*. Having an active Instructor membership is mandatory to be able to teach Paddle Canada branded courses or clinics in that year.

Paddle Canada Instructor Membership is based on the calendar year from January 1st to December 31st. If your membership was purchased between January 1st and September 31st, it will expire on December 31 of that year. This is the case for most Instructors each year. To recognize late Fall Instructor courses and the decreased chances of being able to teach in the colder weather, if you purchase your membership between October 1st and December 31st, it will then expire on December 31 of the following year.


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Please note that you must know the Instructor Course ID for your first Instructor course before creating a new Instructor account. This Course ID is required during the sign-up process.

All Paddle Canada instructors in a region are requested to become members of the Regional Member Association (RMA) upon registration with Paddle Canada. Note: exceptions will be made for those RMA’s which do not actively promote and support the instructors’ discipline. Instructors in those regions can opt not to be members of the RMA. Visit the Regional Members page to find your local association and arrange membership payment. The regional members and Paddle Canada thank you for your continued support.

*Waterfront Instructors and Bid Canoe Leaders may join at a reduced  membership rate. This special membership category was developed to encourage more involvement with teaching paddling particular at schools, youth organizations and camps. Please note that any Waterfront Instructor that takes the next level of instructor training (Lake Canoe Instructor or Basic Kayak Instructor) will then be asked pay and renew at the full instructor rate from that date forward.

**US and International residents may become Paddle Canada Instructors. However, for liability reasons the ability to teach the Paddle Canada program is restricted to those individuals currently residing within Canada and who will be teaching the program in a Canadian Province or Territory.

Instructor MembershipPrice
Canada$99.99Join Today!
United States$99.99Join Today!
International Members$99.99Join Today!
Waterfront Instructor MembershipPrice
Canada$20Join Today!
United States$20Join Today!
International Members$20Join Today!

Pro-deals, Insurance and Instructor Benefits

Paddle Canada instructor membership comes with an extensive list of benefits including pro-deals and access to liability insurance.

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