Certification Register under the Status of the Artist Act

This is the register of certification orders issued by the Board. Each certification order covers a sector defined by the Board as suitable for collective bargaining and identifies the artists' association certified to be the exclusive bargaining agent for the sector.

What is a certification?

In the Act, the term "certification" is used to mean the recognition granted to an artists' association by the Board. Obtaining such certification gives an artists' association the exclusive right to represent self-employed artists in a specific sector with respect to collective bargaining and their relations with producers within federal jurisdiction.

Certification is valid for a period of three years after the date that the Board issues the certificate and is automatically renewed if no application for revocation, or competing application for certification in respect of the same sector, has been received.

What is a sector?

Broadly speaking, a "sector" is composed of independent artists that the applicant is seeking to represent in bargaining with the producers in federal jurisdiction who engage their services.

When can you apply for certification?

An application for certification must be made within the time periods set out in section 25 of the Act. These time periods are different depending on:

Artists' Association Decision Last Renewal
ACTRA
- Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (Performers Guild)
Decision 15 June 25, 2017
ADC
- Associated Designers of Canada
Decision 37 January 4, 2017
APASQ
Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec
Decision 37 January 4, 2017
AQAD
Association québécoise des auteurs dramatiques
Decision 11 April 26, 2017
AQTIS
Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l'image et du son
Decision 41 March 4, 2015
Decision 46
Decision 49
ARRQ
Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec
Decision 24 December 30, 2015
CAEA
- Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Decision 10 April 25, 2017
CAPIC
- Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications
Decision 12 April 26, 2017
Decision 46
CARFAC
- Canadian Artists' Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens
Decision 29 December 31, 2016
Decision 47
CMAQ
Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec
Decision 23 June 26, 2016
Decision 26
CFM
- Canadian Federation of Musicians / Fédération canadienne des musiciens
Decision 19 January 16, 2015
Decision 52
Letter Decision 108
CFM
- Canadian Federation of Musicians / Fédération canadienne des musiciens (Pension)
Decision 19 January 16, 2015
Letter Decision 108
DGC
- Directors Guild of Canada
Decision 44 July 16, 2015
EAC/ACR
- Editors' Association of Canada / Association canadienne des réviseurs
Decision 39 November 1, 2017
GMMQ
La Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec
Decision 20 January 16, 2015
Letter Decision 107
PGC
- Playwrights Guild of Canada
Decision 18 December 13, 2017
Letter Decision 073
PWAC
- Professional Writers Association of Canada
Decision 14 June 4, 2017
RAAV
Le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec
Decision 21 April 15, 2015
SCGC
- Screen Composers Guild of Canada
Decision 43 May 25, 2015
Decision 45
Letter Decision 115
SARTeC
Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma
Decision 04 January 30, 2017
Letter Decision 034
Letter Decision 049
SPACQ
Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec
Decision 13 May 17, 2017
Decision 42
Decision 45
TWUC
- The Writers' Union of Canada
Decision 28 November 17, 2016
UdA
Union des artistes
Decision 17 December 30, 2015
Decision 24
UdA
Union des artistes (Stage Directors)
Decision 27 July 24, 2016
UNEQ
Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois
Decision 05 February 2, 2017
WGC
- Writers Guild of Canada
Decision 16 June 25, 2017
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