ACTRA and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) have agreed to a one-year renewal of the National Commercial Agreement, providing stability for the industry. The renewal agreement contains a 2% increase in all minimum fees and rates while the parties jointly simplify and modernize the agreement.

ACTRA’s bargaining committee and National Council recommended the tentative agreement for ratification by members who have worked under the NCA. The renewal agreement will be effective from June 1, 2022 until May 31, 2023.

“Our members perform in thousands of commercials a year. This agreement ensures we will continue to be paid fairly in a stable, collaborative industry,” said Eleanor Noble, President, ACTRA National.

The Institute of Canadian Agencies (ICA) will not be a co-administrator of the agreement as it was seeking terms unacceptable to the ACA or to ACTRA. On April 26, 2022, the ICA deemed the National Commercial Agreement expired.

The National Commercial Agreement (NCA) covers the engagement of performers in all commercial productions (including television, radio and digital) in Canada. The user-friendly NCA is a searchable agreement and the ACTRAonline Commercial cost estimator makes it easy to get an estimate of how much it would cost to hire professional ACTRA performers for your next commercial production. Please contact an ACTRA branch representative if you have any questions.

ACTRA and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) have agreed to extend the terms and conditions of the current NCA, including the Local and Regional (L&R) Commercial Addendum, for a one-year period from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. The renewal agreement includes a 2% increase to the rates and fees. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. Please click HERE for more details.

2017-2020 NCA
2017-2020 Local and Regional Addendum
2017-2020 NCA Errata (as of July 11, 2019)
2022-2023 Memorandum of Agreement
2020-2021 Memorandum of Settlement
2017-2020 Memorandum of Settlement
ACTRA Online Opportunity Pilot Project
ACTRA Online Opportunity Pilot Project- L&R
NCA Rates
2019-2020 NCA Rates
Digital Residual Use
Canada/ US Calculations 2403 including Appendix A
TV & Digital Session Fees
Required Forms
National Letter of Adherence
Local & Regional Letter of Adherence
Intent to Produce
App F – Commercial Audition Sign In For Full & Apprentice
App F – Commercial Audition Sign In For Non-Members
App H – Session Payment Form
App I – Residual Payment Form
Additional Forms and Documents
APP C1 – 706/707 Intent to Produce
APP B – Work Permit Application
APP D – PSA Commercial Request to Produce
APP E – Booking Confirmation
APP J – Statutory Declaration for Casting Directors
APP L – Parental Audition Consent Form
APP M – Declaration of Parent in the Engagement of Minors
APP N – Chaperon Form & Emergency Medical Authorization
APP O – Minors’ Trust Deductions
APP P – Transfer of Rights
APP R – Working Conditions
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