CASF Membership

Membership Benefits

  • CASF Corporate Member benefits and privileges extend to all employees of a member organization
  • All CASF dues stay within Canada to promote business and our industry
  • Member access to interactive and informative CASF website and associated online benefits
  • Educational events and courses such as CASF sponsored Lunch & Learns (held Canada-wide), scholarships, CEF, Bright Design Challenge, etc.
  • Exclusive online Surface Finishing Resource Guide available at
  • Access to industry mentors
  • Networking opportunities through industry events
  • Online Member Directory
  • Environmental and Regulatory discussions and Forums organized by CASF
  • Biennial CASF Conference
  • Advocacy and regulatory support and improved government relations by our CASF Government Liaison
  • News and regulatory updates of the Surface Finishing Industry
  • Partnership with other industry associations and associated benefits
  • Access to educational tools and services
  • Social media feeds such as Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Experienced volunteer Board of Directors meets quarterly with a goal to provide member value and membership growth
  • CASF is Canada’s only industry association responsible for the promotion, growth, and advocacy of the surface finishing industry.

Member Categories

Corporate Members

Those business entities engaged in surface finishing, in the manufacture, sale and/or distribution or development of equipment, materials or processes used in surface finishing. Supplier dues are based on annual sales revenue.

Job Shop/Captive Shop
Open to job and captive shop companies whose primary business consists of one of the various chemical and physical processes which change the surface of a product to enhance its appearance (decorative), increase its corrosion resistance or produce surface characteristics essential for subsequent operations (functional) and are associated with the Surface Finishing Industry.

Professional Services Provider
Those persons or business entities that provide professional services to the surface industry or surface finishing suppliers and job/captive shops. These include business representatives and consultants in areas such as environmental services, legal services, manufacturing and business consultants.

Individual Members

Individual Membership
Any person involved in the educational/technical objectives of the surface finishing industry including educational and higher learning institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Individual members qualify if they do not belong to any Supplier or Job/Captive shop category.

Educational / Institutional Members

Any person enrolled in or an employee of an educational or higher learning institutions and not-for-profit organizations. One membership covers all faculty, administrators, educators, etc. within an institution. Students qualify for a discounted individual membership within this membership category.


Corporate Member – Suppliers
Tier I – Sales $10M > – $1,500/year
Tier II – Sales $1M > $10M – $1,000/year
Tier III – Sales $0 > $1M – $750/year

Corporate Member – Job & Captive Shops
Tier IV – (10 or more employees) & Current Job/Captive Shop – $750/year
Tier V – (9 or less employees) – $500/year

Corporate Member – Professional Services Provider
Tier VI — $250/year

Individual Member
Tier VII — $125/year

Educational / Institutional Member
Tier VIII — (Faculty, Educators, Administrators, etc.) — Dues $250
Tier IX — (Students) — Dues $25

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