Membership Categories & Annual Fees

General $309.00

Members whose paid hours from all forms of employment total 24 hours a week or more.

Reduced Hours $210.00

Members whose paid hours from all forms of employment total less than 24 hours per week.

New Professional $205.00

Members who are entering the workforce for the first time after completing their social works studies within the past two years. *This does not include members returning to the workforce after completing an additional degree.

Discount $109.00

(a) Students currently enrolled in a BSW, MSW, or PhD of Social Work at an accredited Canadian University.
(b) Members who are fully retired from all forms of employment.
(c) Members who are on long-term disability, sick leave, or unemployed.

Not sure which category you fit into? Contact us at [email protected]. Our Membership Experience team would be happy to answer your questions.

Payment Options

Membership fees can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, Visa/Mastercard Debit, or e-transfer. Fees are paid on an annual basis. Please note that membership fees are non-refundable. 

For more information, contact our Membership Experience team at [email protected].




Membership Eligibility 

You must meet at least one of the criteria below to be eligible for OASW membership:

  • Active registration as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
  • Currently enrolled in, or have completed, a degree program at a Canadian university that has been accredited or is a candidate for accreditation by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). 
  • A United States university qualification from a program that is accredited at the time of graduation by the Council on Social Work Education ( 
  • A qualification from outside Canada or the United States that has been evaluated as equivalent to the Canadian bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in social work by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW).