Welcome to ACTRA Montreal

ACTRA Montreal represents 3,000 of Canada’s 28,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.


COVID-19 Best Practices Guideline

Protecting our members from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace is a priority at ACTRA Montreal. The CNESST has recently updated their guidelines to ensure a safe working environment in the audiovisual industry (in French only). Notable changes took effect as of March 14, 2022 for all non-healthcare workers. For more details, click on the image and see the summary table.
We recommend that performers carefully familiarize themselves with both the CNESST Guidelines (Audiovisual Production) and with their specific Producer’s COVID-19 protocols/policies, and to regularly verify the CNESST website for updates. Thank you for your vigilance and your precious collaboration by continuing to do your part.

What's Shooting

When you’re part of ACTRA you’re part of the strongest full-service cultural union in Canada. Check out what’s shooting in our neck of the woods. From rural town locations, to cityscapes, lakes, purpose built studios, mo-cap studios and more, ACTRA Agreements fit every budget.

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2022-24 Branch Council

ACTRA Montreal is pleased to announce our new Branch Council. Their leadership will help guide the organization over the next two years. Congratulations to the Councillors-elect!

President's Message

Simon Peacock
These are challenging times for ACTRA Montreal, as we face a crisis like none other in our history. I want members to know that we are still working hard. Payments are being processed, your questions are being answered, and we continue to advocate for the rights of performers. We are also lobbying all levels of government to ensure we get the financial support we need to get through these trying times. Please keep checking the website and our social media pages to get the latest news. In the meantime stay safe and look after each other - it’s what Unions do.

ACTRA Magazine: Winter 2023

Enjoy the Winter 2023 edition of ACTRA Magazine… Catch up on the latest ACTRA news, stories, accolades and advice from around your union!