Why Belong?

The Canadian Property Tax Association brings together a uniquely qualified array of top corporate property tax officers, lawyers, tax consultants, and government officials. Membership in this association will be of tangible benefit to you and your organization in dealing with assessment law, interpretations and methods applied in assessment/municipal taxation. The importance of property (ad valorem) taxes has heightened in recent years, and can represent the highest single expense to a property. As a member you can draw upon the valuable resources offered by the association in order to effectively manage this major fixed expense today and in the years to come.


Membership in the association is limited to persons, associations, firms or companies who pay property taxes in Canada, or persons/companies who have property interests in Canada and others who are interested in furthering the aims and objectives of the CPTA, expressed in its constitution as:

  • to provide a forum and information exchange in the field of assessment and taxation of property;
  • to promote the equitable assessment of property tax purposes along sound and uniform lines;
  • to study existing and proposed legislation and make representations to Governments;
  • to perform such other functions as are consonant with the foregoing purposes

Chapters: British Columbia, Western, Ontario and Quebec & Atlantic

Regular meetings are held by each chapter. Guest speakers and topics vary dependent upon current tax or assessment issues. Guest speakers include tribunal boards, assessment lawyers, assessing officers, appraisers, etc.

Of equal importance is the opportunity these meetings provide to discuss problems in property assessment with fellow members.


The founding of the Association was a positive response to a recognized need for a national organization to present a cohesive argument on equitable policy in the assessment and property taxation fields to government, at all levels, on behalf of commerce and industry.

Since its inception on March 1, 1967, the CPTA has consistently worked to provide an opportunity for open and informed discussion of significant issues on municipal assessment and property taxation for its members across Canada. The association offers practical assistance — especially in such areas as government representation — in promoting equity for changing business conditions.