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Criteria for CBC Membership

The CBC is open to levels of Membership: Corporate Membership and Individual Membership.

Corporate full membership is open to Canadian companies established in the U.A.E., and which either have Canadian shareholding or ultimate Canadian ownership and/or management. (UPDATED September 2011:  Valid for 3 members)

Individual full membership is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are senior members and/or professionals of either Canadian or non-Canadian entities established in the U.A.E.

If you do not qualify for the above Full Membership levels, the CBC also has an Associate Membership category.

Associate membership are individuals or companies who carry on, as a major business, an agency, distributorship, franchise or other representation for a Canadian business, or a joint venture or management contract with a Canadian business, or a business which is managed or operated substantially by Canadian professionals, or which otherwise has a special nexus with the Canadian business community.

Young Business Leader Members or Young Business Leaders Membership) from individuals who are: (i) Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada; and (ii) under the age of 30

In all such cases, however, the application must be accompanied by a written request from the concerned individual or company requesting the Executive Committee to consider its application for Associate Membership. If requested by the Executive Committee, the applicant shall provide an outline of its overall business operations paying particular regard to the proportion of its activities that are related to the promotion/sale of goods or services originating in Canada.

CBC Membership includes: 
1. Exclusive invitations for Canadian-led trade missions for members only 
2. Exclusive invitations to Canadian Embassy/Consulate led events with visiting Canadian Ministers
3. Priority registration for CBC events and guaranteed access
4. Online and printed membership directory
5. CBC membership card and membership certificate
6. Member’s Benefit Program – enjoy special discounts on products and services offered by fellow CBC members (full list of participating companies on the CBC website:www.cbc-dubai.com
7. Membership discounts on entrance fees to CBC events
8. Being a visible part of the Canadian community in the UAE and supporting your fellow Canadians

Membership Application

  • The CBC Membership Year runs on a fiscal basis:from May 1st to April 30th of the following year.
  • The CBC accepts both Canadians and Non-Canadians as members. 60% of membership must be Canadian.

Membership Types & Fees

Full Corporate Membership

Full Individual Membership

Offshore Membership

Young Business Leader Membership

Corporate membership is open to Canadian companies established in the UAE, which have Canadian shareholding or ultimate ownership and/or management, as well as companies with a vested interest in doing business with Canada.

Corporate Membership is valid for 3 members: AED 2500

Additional Corporate Members: AED 500/person


Individual membership is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are senior members and/or professionals of either Canadian or non-Canadian entities established in the UAE, or individuals with a vested interest in doing business with Canada. 

Individual Membership is valid for 1 member : AED 1250



Offshore membership is open to Individuals or companies who would otherwise be qualified to be Full Members but are located outside of the UAE.

Corporate Offshore Membership is valid for 3 members: AED 1250

Additional Corporate Members : AED 250/person

Individual Offshore Membership is valid for 1 member : AED 625

Young Business Leader Membership is for individuals who are Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada and under the age of 30. AED 500