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:

  • If no artists' association has been certified for the sector, or
  • If another artists' association has already been certified for the sector.
Artists' Association Decision Last Renewal
- Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (Performers Guild)
Decision 15 June 25, 2020
- Associated Designers of Canada
Decision 37 January 4, 2023
Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec
Decision 37 January 4, 2023
Association québécoise des auteurs dramatiques
Decision 11 April 26, 2020
Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l'image et du son
Decision 41 April 20, 2021
Decision 46
Decision 49
Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec
Decision 24 December 30, 2021
- Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Decision 10 April 25, 2020
- Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications
Decision 12 April 26, 2020
Decision 46
- Canadian Artists' Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens
Decision 29 December 31, 2022
Decision 47
Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec
Decision 23 June 26, 2022
Decision 26
- Canadian Federation of Musicians / Fédération canadienne des musiciens
Decision 19 January 16, 2021
Decision 52
Letter Decision 108
- Canadian Federation of Musicians / Fédération canadienne des musiciens (Pension)
Decision 19 January 16, 2021
Letter Decision 108
- Directors Guild of Canada
Decision 44 June 4, 2021
- Editors' Association of Canada / Association canadienne des réviseurs
Decision 39 November 1, 2020
La Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec
Decision 20 January 16, 2021
Letter Decision 107
- Playwrights Guild of Canada
Decision 18 December 13, 2020
Letter Decision 073
- Professional Writers Association of Canada
Decision 14 June 4, 2020
Le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec
Decision 21 April 15, 2021
- Screen Composers Guild of Canada
Decision 43 May 23, 2021
Decision 45
Letter Decision 115
Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma
Decision 04 January 30, 2020
Letter Decision 034
Letter Decision 049
Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec
Decision 13 May 17, 2020
Decision 42
Decision 45
- The Writers' Union of Canada
Decision 28 November 17, 2022
Union des artistes
Decision 17 December 30, 2021
Decision 24
Union des artistes (Stage Directors)
Decision 27 July 24, 2022
Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois
Decision 05 February 2, 2020
- Writers Guild of Canada
Decision 16 June 25, 2020