Become a Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.)

Chartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession. C.Mgr is a prestigious internationally recognized designation in management and leadership. A Chartered Manager has developed various competencies in leadership, strategy, finance, accounting, management operations and organizational analysis.

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada has reciprocity agreements with the Chartered Management Institute in the UK and Institute of Certified Professional Managers in the US, so your designation can be used globally.

The designation brings together rigorous business education with professional-level experience, setting you apart to contribute to Canada’s economic success.

Benefits of being a Chartered Manager

Ready to take the next step?

Review our map to becoming a Chartered Manager below and begin your journey to stand out in today’s competitive job market with Canada’s highest-level management designation.


  1. Be a CIM Member in good standing
  2. Complete the online C.Mgr. Application
  3. Upload three (3) professional reference letters
  4. Upload detailed résumé outlining all academic and management experience aligning with the Chartered Manager Competency Framework (CMCF)
  5. Upload copies of academic certificates
  6. Upload transcripts for each academic qualification
  7. Upload International Credential Assessment (if applicable)
  8. Adhere to the Code of Ethics
  9. Complete and pass the online Management Aptitude Evaluation (MAE) [Not required if you already hold the C.I.M. designation]
  10. All applicable fees. Application and MAE fee will be charged during your online application process. Remaining fees (registration and membership upgrade) will be automatically charged upon approval of application.

Applicants are required to maintain current membership in good standing with the association and commit to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD forms are available here: [PDF] [Word]. If membership lapses, you may be required to re-apply and pay all associated fees with re-application.

Need help recording your CPD units? Click here

Core Academic Requirements for C.Mgr.

Your undergraduate or graduate degree in management must meet the equivalent academic requirements of the Chartered Management Program (CMP)

International Credential Assessment

Equivalent academic credentials from institutions outside of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and United States can be assessed by referring to the following website for Educational Credential

The Professional Review Committee (PRC) reserves the right to request an Educational Credential Assessment for any international credential.

Formal evaluation by one of the approved assessors is to be uploaded during the application process.

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