Becoming a Freemason 

If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, please read the information below and use the Contact Us form.


Becoming a Freemason

It is a Landmark, or rule, of Freemasonry that candidates must come "of their own free will and accord." No man should be asked to join; on the contrary, he must ask to join. For a list of requirements for joining in this jurisdiction, please review the following:

To be eligible for membership in the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia and Yukon an applicant must satisfy the following qualifications:


  1. You have the ability to read and write in English.
  2. You have resided in British Columbia or the Yukon for the previous twelve months.
  3. You have resided within the jurisdiction of the constituent lodge for the previous six months.
  4. You "shall be a man, of the full age of 21 years, free born and capable of supporting himself and those dependent upon him.
  5. You are of good moral character
  6. You are NOT a felon or habitual criminal
  7. You are free from a disqualifying mental illness
  8. You are willing to assume the Masonic obligation
  9. Be, in clear conscience, able to answer the following questions in the affirmative:
  • Do you seriously and upon your honour declare that uninfluenced by mercenary or other unworthy motives, and unbiased by the improper solicitations of friends, you freely and voluntarily offer yourself a candidate for the mysteries of Freemasonry?

  • Do you seriously and upon your honour declare that you are prompted to solicit the privileges of Freemasonry by a favorable opinion conceived of the Institution and a desire for knowledge?

  • Do you believe in the existence of a Supreme Being?

Initiates are required to pay an Initiation Fee. Members are expected to pay Annual Dues and be actively involved in the working of their lodge. This requires a commitment of one to two evenings a month and the effort to study and understand Freemasonry’s philosophy, history, ritual and practices. As in any society, the member can only get out of it what he puts into it.

Requirements in other jurisdictions may vary.

Ask One To Be One

Are you interested in learning more about Freemasonary? Perhaps you feel you have the commitment required to take the steps to become a Freemason and would like to join Commonwealth Lodge. If so, then we would like to hear from you. You are welcome to submit your inquiries in our Contact Us form.

A Lodge Officer will reply within two business days, however, only to those who live in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia Canada.

Please note that all personal information included below will be held strictly confidential and will not be used or sold for mailing lists.


Joining the Freemasons

The Brotherhood does not let just anyone join because they want to. There is a selection process you need to go through first.

You first must petition to join the Lodge. On the petition form, there will be questions that you will need to answer truthfully.                 

You will need the recommendation of two existing Masons. Your petition will be considered at a meeting of the Lodge, which will then appoint a committee to meet you.

Again, answer the committee’s questions in the honest spirit in which they are asked, and you can also use the occasion to pose any questions of your own.

It will not be long before the committee reports back to the Lodge with its findings, and then it is time for your petition to be tested in the form of a secret ballot.

If the vote goes the way you are hoping, a date will then be set for your actual admission to the Lodge, and it will be time to prepare for the initiation ceremony.

One day you may finally become a Master Mason.