Several national organizations exist in Canada in the area of Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM); however, the following unique characteristics differentiate CAGAP:
- Integration into the US parent organzation NAGAP to ensure conversations in a North American context.
- Active knowledge exchange and collaboration on operational levels, such as putting practices into place and adding to discussions about strategic direction.
- Focus on professional development opportunities for members.
- CAGAP encourages collaborative projects of their members.