Welcome to ACTRA

ACTRA represents over 27,000 professional performers across Canada working in the English-language recorded media sector. Our members help bring Canadian stories to life in film, television and digital media.


President's Message

It has been an honour and an incredible four months so far — taking on the vast responsibility of representing 27,000-plus ACTRA members across Canada. As we continue to navigate our way through ever-changing COVID-19 protocols to keep our industry open, ongoing negotiations of our collective agreements as well as the day-to-day operations of our union, I would like to acknowledge our dedicated staff both at the National and Branch level. It gives me great pride to work alongside them to achieve our common goals. As well, I am inspired by the scope of talent of our membership and what we stand for, and I want the world to know!

Canadian Performers ratify new IPA

Members of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have ratified the 2022-2024 Independent Production Agreement (IPA) with the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM). Click on the image to read the news release announcing the successful IPA ratification.

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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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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.


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.

ACTRA stands in solidarity with our Indigenous Members and communities

The tragic and devastating news about the recent discovery of the mass burial site near the Kamloops Indian Residential School containing the bodies of 215 children serves as a heartbreaking reminder and reconfirms how crucial it is for everyone to continue the journey towards truth and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.