Pay Your Dues
2021-22 Member Dues
In addition to reviewing the dues invoice you receive by E-mail, you can also find out your dues amount owing by:
- Logging-in to the ACTRA Member Zone:
- Click the “DUES & TAX RECEIPTS” tab (left menu)
- Under the “INVOICES” section, select “2020” from the Assessment Year drop-down menu then click “Go”
- Your 2021 dues amount owing will be displayed beside “BALANCE PAYABLE”
- Logging-in to the ACTRA Online Payment System:
- Log-in using your Name and ACTRA Member Number
ACTRA members are part of the strongest, full-service cultural union in Canada – a union that has negotiated some of the strongest collective agreements for performers in the world. It is thanks in part to the dues you pay that ACTRA can continue to negotiate and enforce our world-class collective agreements and protect and promote you and your rights as a performer.
Three Ways to Pay
To pay through ACTRA’s online payment system, please have your ACTRA membership number and credit card information ready. Click to pay online now.
2. BANKING INSTITUTION
ACTRA members* (Full, Apprentice and Permittees) can pay their membership dues / annual fees / permit fees using online banking.
How to pay from your bank:
- Log-in to online banking at your financial institution
- Select the “pay online bills” option
- Select “ACTRA NATIONAL” as your bill payee**
- Input your ACTRA ID in the “Account number” field
- Input the exact amount shown on your dues invoice in the “Amount” field (if you input the incorrect amount, the bank will accept it)
- Select submit
*Excludes ACTRA Toronto and UBCP/ACTRA members who pay their dues directly to their branch.
**Make sure you select ACTRA NATIONAL as the payee – not ACTRA Toronto or ACTRA Fraternal – otherwise ACTRA National will not receive your payment.
ACTRA National can be added as an online bill payee at the following banking institutions:
- TD Canada Trust
- Credit Unions (for Full Members only)
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The online bill payment through your banking institution is just another service ACTRA National provides to members to pay their dues. If you prefer to continue to pay your dues through ACTRA’s Online Payment System, click here.
You can log-in to your account and view your account balance to see if the payment has been applied. If you have made your payment between Monday and Thursday, please allow 24 hours for your payment to be processed. If you have made your payment between Friday and Sunday, please allow 72 hours for your payment to be processed. If your payment has not been applied within the timelines indicated above, please contact the ACTRA National membership department.
Please contact the ACTRA National Membership department for assistance.
3. BY MAIL
At this time, you can submit your dues payment (by cheque or money order only – do not mail cash) by mail to ACTRA National (625 Church Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2G1).
If you would like to inquire about making a partial payment, or have any questions about your dues, please contact your Branch or Colleen Necheff, National Membership Administrator (email@example.com).
Going on WITHDRAWAL
If you can’t pay your dues and you don’t expect to work in ACTRA’s jurisdiction in the coming year, consider going on withdrawal rather than being suspended. It makes rejoining easier and saves you from having to pay past dues and expensive reinstatement fees.
To qualify to go on withdrawal, you must be a member in good standing with all prior dues and fees paid up. You must also have been a full ACTRA member for a least one year to go on withdrawal.
To go on withdrawal, you pay a one-time fee of 25 per cent of the basic annual dues. You can go on withdrawal indefinitely, but you will need to pay pro-rated dues for the year you rejoin.
When on withdrawal, a 10 per cent fee will be deducted from any commercial residual cheques you receive and ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society (PRS) will deduct 25 per cent from any royalty payments.
Members may find their benefit plan with AFBS is also affected by going on withdrawal. Please contact AFBS at 416-967-6600.
If you qualify and would like to go on withdrawal, please complete and return the WITHDRAWAL REQUEST FORM or contact Colleen Necheff, National Membership Administrator, ACTRA National, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (1-800-387-3516 ext. 4037).
To reinstate your membership, you will have to pay your annual basic dues (pro-rated).
Remember, if you are suspended or on withdrawal, you can’t work in ACTRA’s jurisdiction.
ACTRA’s National By-Laws allow for automatic membership suspension if your dues are not paid by the dues payment deadline each year and you have not placed your membership on withdrawal.
If your membership is currently suspended, you will need to pay any outstanding amounts before you are able to return to being a member in good standing.
While suspended, you may not work as a performer in ACTRA’s jurisdiction until your outstanding dues are paid and your ACTRA membership is reinstated. Any royalties and residuals payable to you are also subject to service fees when your membership is suspended. When reinstating your membership from suspended status, a 10 per cent reinstatement fee will also be added to the amount of your dues owing. If you don’t reinstate your membership, you will be deemed to have RESIGNED your membership in ACTRA. Once your membership is resigned, if you wish to rejoin ACTRA, you will have to pay all outstanding fines, penalties, dues and other assessments, plus the qualifying fee of $1,600.
Tell us how to find you!
It is your responsibility to make sure you keep your contact information up to date with ACTRA. There are a number of ways to update your contact information – find out how.