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Frequently Asked Questions: Member Dues

How do I pay my dues online?

  1. Sign in to your account (an invitation to join the new website was sent on November 5, 2022, from [email protected] If you did not receive an invitation, please contact us.)
  2. Once logged in, click on My Account then My Dashboard.
  3. See the Fees and Dues section to find your member dues for 2023. Payments can be made in the following ways:
  • Pay directly online
  • Download your invoice and select your preferred method of payment: etransfer, cheque, credit card

Do I need to be logged in to pay my dues/access my invoice?

Yes, you must be logged into the member area to view your dues and process payment. Please sign in to access your member dashboard.

Can I log in and pay directly from the invoice reminder email?

No. All members must first sign into their account using the link in the invitation that was sent on November 5, 2022 from[email protected]

If you do not see the invite, please check your junk mail and whitelist [email protected]

If you did not receive an invitation, please email [email protected] and we will resend your invite.

What if my employer pays my dues, can they login on my behalf?

No, it is a member's responsibility to pay their dues. All members must login to download their invoice and submit it to their employer for payment.

Can the OALA send me a PDF of my invoice?

No. The Member must confirm their member contact information and confirm their details to create the invoice in the new system. The invoice can only be generated once the Member logs in and provides these details.

I am retired, do I need to pay member dues?

  • Yes, if you changed status to Full Member – Retired on January 1, 2020 of after. Full Members – Retired changed to this status January 1, 2020 or later, pay annual member dues that are 20% of Full member dues.
  • Dues are optional, if you changed status to Full Member – Retired on December 31, 2019 or before.

Through legacy, these members may choose to pay but the Full Member – Retired dues.

The changes to membership options were approved by OALA Membership at the 2019 AGM and came into force January 2020.

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