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About Us

With over 1,250 members, the IMA is Canada’s largest association of property assessment and taxation professionals. Our diverse membership includes individuals from the private and public sectors practicing in the fields of assessment, consultancy, appraisal, taxation and law.

Incorporated in May 1957, the IMA is dedicated to advancing the interests, education and professional competence of our Members. In 1987, the Institute of Municipal Assessors Act granted the IMA exclusive rights to award its Members professional designations, including the Member Institute of Municipal Assessors (M.I.M.A.) and Associate Member Institute of Municipal Assessors (A.I.M.A.) designations.

IMA professional designations have become the industry standard recognized by assessment review bodies, the appraisal community, municipalities, school boards, corporations and the public. The IMA offers Members a wide-range of in-person and online events, webinars, courses and PD offerings to help them advance professionally and personally.

Learn more about the IMA by exploring the pages below!

History & Overview

Read about our storied past and how we joined elite company with the passing of the Institute of Municipal Assessors Act of 1987.

Our Leadership

The IMA is managed by a 15-member Board of Directors comprised of 5 Executive members and 10 District Directors.


Read through the IMA’s governing documents including our letters patent, corporate bylaws, and the Institute of Municipal Assessors Acts.

Code of Ethics

The IMA and its members are dedicated to ethical practice and professional standards in the valuing of property as a basis for local property taxation.

Our Vision

To be the industry leader in education, ethical standards, and professional accreditation in the field of property assessment.  


Our Mission

To provide specialized education through a comprehensive approach to training which embraces all available technologies. To promote professional development and to ensure our members are recognized as experts in the field of property assessment and related functions.


Our Values

The Institute of Municipal Assessors and its members value professionalism, inclusivity, diversity, integrity, ethics, accountability, and expertise. The IMA is committed to serving all members and stakeholders with competence and respect.