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Canadian Actor Unions
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a national organization of more than 21,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media. ACTRA artists work in feature films, TV, radio, digital media, corporate videos and commercials as dramatic actors, comedians, dancers, background performers, voice over specialists, singers, puppeteers and stunt performers.
ACTRA stands to protect and promote the rights of Canadian performers through collective bargaining (for minimum fees, terms and working conditions), insurance and retirement benefits, performer’s rights, political action, alliances and also through offering a number of incentive programs for lower-budget Canadian productions.
How to Join
Membership in ACTRA is open to any performer who has enrolled in the Apprentice Membership Program and has attained six professional engagements under ACTRA jurisdiction sister organization. There are also exceptional circumstance by which a performer can qualify, you should check the ACTRA website to see what the details of these are.
Telephone: (416) 928-2278
Fax: (416) 928-2852
Location: 625 Church Street, 1st and 2nd floors, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G1
Canadian Actors Equity Association
Canadian Actors' Equity Association is the professional association of performers, directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers in English Canada engaged in live performance in theatre, opera and dance.
CAEA negotiates and administers collective agreements, provides benefit plans, information and support, and act as an advocate for its membership.
Location: 44 Victoria Street, 12th Floor Toronto, ON M5C 3C4
Western Office: 736 Granville Street, Suite 510 Vancouver, BC V6Z 1G3
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