In 2010, ACTRA PRS launched direct deposit for Use fee payments in order to process payments more efficiently and cost-effectively. Since December 2017, cheques are only issued once a year in December to performers who have accumulated at least CAD $20 net in Use fees. As of March 2024, the minimum payment threshold of CAD $20 will also apply to direct deposit payments.

Payment policy details:

  1. Performers who have registered for direct deposit at a Canadian or US financial institution will receive accumulated net Use fee payments of CAD $20 or greater as they become available throughout the year.
  2. Performers who have not registered for direct deposit will receive a cheque at the end of the calendar year for accumulated net Use fee payments of CAD $20 or greater.
  3. All performers are encouraged to register for ACTRA PRS direct deposit to avoid any delay in payment.