To Join the CPU:

1) Obtain membership through your Provinces link below:

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia

2) Complete True Sport Course HERE

3) Print or Screenshot your valid membership and completed True Sport course for proof when required to present at contests.

4) Sign up for a meet - Find meets on your provinces websites

     -Click on the top right menu tab on 'Links' then to 'Provincial Affiliates", you will find your home province website there!

5) CPU Membership is Non-Refundable

Coaches Membership
If you are a coach and do not compete as a lifter, you may join the CPU with no provincial affiliation selecting that option under Memberships Available & CPU Section. Cost is $80. If you are a lifter also, please use the appropriate provincial membership, the CPU membership will be automatically attached.

Referee Membership

If you are a referee and not a competing athlete, you may join the CPU with a no provincial affiliation. Please contact your Provincial Referee Chairmen for more information.


  • You must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status, or be in Canada on a work or study visa. 
  • Only Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents may set National Records and be eligible for Team Canada spots.


1) Select your province of residence from above. You can compete in ANY province but must get your card through the province where you live. 

2) Click on the Sign Up tab, and Sign Up For Myself. (Figure 1) 

3) Click on Memberships on the left (Figure 2) 

Note: If you are renewing your membership you should see a blue RENEWAL button. It will appear if you are within 30 day of expiring. 

4) Select your Membership type. All competitive memberships will show the provincial portion, the $45 CPU portion will be automatically included. Types will vary from province to province, most will pick the first option, the Open membership. Click on Buy for Myself. (Figure 3) 

5) The next page will confirm your selections, ask you some questions (set by your province) and ask you to agree to your provincial waiver. (Figure 4) 

6) Next enter your credit card payment information, and other required info and complete the purchase. 

7) PRINTING your membership card: 
Click on Dashboard at the top right, then on Memberships on the left, and in the Canadian Powerlifting Union section, you will see the "PRINT MEMBERSHIP CARD" button. (Figure 5, below) 

Some are reporting that they had to log out and back in to get the Print button. 

Membership cards are designed to fold over to fit in your wallet. See figure 6 below. 

Figure 1                                                                                                       Figure 2

Figure 3                                                                                                              Figure 4

Figure 5                                                                                                                                      Figure 6