Welcome to ACTRA

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 28,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

Lockout of ACTRA performers by the ICA & its advertising agencies

More than a year ago the Institute of Canadian Agencies locked out ACTRA performers after 60 years of success working under the National Commercial Agreement, refusing to agree to minimum rights and protections of performers who make their living doing commercials.

Get the part with ACTRAonline!

Want to be seen by casting professionals? ACTRAonline is the database of professional ACTRA performers and searchable by casting directors and producers who are signatory to ACTRA. Don’t miss out on casting opportunities, use ACTRAonline today!

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ACTRA has negotiated some of the strongest collective agreements for performers in the world covering film, TV, radio, digital media, animation, voice, videogame and commercial production.

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ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society (PRS) is the arm of ACTRA that collects and disburses use fees, royalties, residuals and all other forms of compensation or remuneration that performers may be entitled to as a result of their work.

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ACTRA members in good standing are eligible to receive various deals and discounts from a variety of retailers and services from across Canada.

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Interested in hiring a Professional ACTRA Performer for your commercial production but don’t know how much it will cost?

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Introducing the AOPP

The ACTRAonline Opportunity Pilot Project (AOPP) makes working with ACTRA on digital ads simple and affordable.


ACTRA National

625 Church Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1

Phone: 416-489-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3516

ACTRA National actra@actra.ca
ACTRA PRS prs@actra.ca
ACTRA RACS racs@actra.ca

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

HAVEN Helpline

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Helpline is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line offering counselling and support services.