The Industrial Participation Association of Canada (“IPAC”) has two membership categories; one for individual or single entities and one in the form of a corporate group. Applicants comprising more than one corporate entity that are interested in participating in IPAC, may apply as a Corporate Group. A Corporate Group would only need to buy one Corporate Group membership in IPAC. A Corporate Group would appoint a representative for the Group who could vote. All related corporations could have personnel participate in IPAC activities, including Member meetings, Committees and the website. The establishment of a Corporate Group Membership will encourage greater participation in IPAC and thus strengthen the Association.
In accordance with IPAC Bylaws, Membership in this Association is allowed for individuals and business entities which meet the requirements stated below. Businesses with more than one affiliated legal entity may join as a Corporate Group with the full benefits of membership. Applicants for membership must, in the sole opinion of the Executive Committee, meet the following criteria:
- The entity is a prime contractor engaged in manufacturing or providing services who has incurred or who reasonably anticipates incurring an Industrial Participation Requirements obligation as a condition of sale of products or services with Canada; or
- The entity is a sub-contractor (at any level) who is a supplier of components or services to a prime contractor who has incurred or who reasonably anticipates incurring an Industrial Participation Requirements obligation as a condition of sale of products or services and such Industrial Participation Requirements obligation is imposed either by the prime contractor or Canada; or
- The entity is a Corporate Group of affiliated companies which has one or more entities that meet either the criteria of Section (1) or (2) above; or
- The person or entity is a consultant that generally provides consulting services to an entity which meets any of the criteria of Section (1), (2) or (3) above; and
- The individual or entity certify that they and its owners and affiliates are not included on any denied party and similar lists in its country of formation, and the entity (and its owners and affiliates) must not be listed on any denied party and similar lists maintained by Canada; and
- An entity is duly organized and in good standing in its jurisdiction of formation; and
- The Member has been nominated by a Member in good standing with the Association; and
- The entity or Corporate Group is committed to furthering the purposes of this Association.
The IPAC Executive Committee shall decide on the rate and method of levying dues and fees and shall notify the Members of its decision prior to the next fiscal year to commence on the first day of January of the next calendar year.
Current fee structure:
Individual or Single Entity CA$750 per annum
Corporate Group CA$1,250 per annum