Industrial Relations


The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Standard Agreement establishes the terms, conditions and rates for a number of production categories including, but not limited to, directors, production managers, assistant directors, editors and location department personnel engaged on productions in Canada, excluding British Columbia and Quebec. The DGC Standard Agreement contains a Directors Schedule in addition to District Council Schedules that establish specific terms and conditions for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Atlantic Canada, and a Core Agreement that applies to all District Councils.


2016-2018 DGC/CMPA Standard Agreement & Schedules

The current DGC Standard Agreement is in effect from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018, and applies to all productions that commence principal photography on or after January 1, 2016.

Please find below the Standard Agreement including the Core, the Directors and District Council Schedules:

Fees for engaging personnel under the DGC Alberta, Atlantic, Manitoba, Ontario or Saskatchewan District/Regional Council Schedules

CMPA administration fees, as per the applicable District Council Schedule of the 2016-2018 Standard Agreement are summarized below:

  • Provided that the producer is a member in good standing with the CMPA, the producer shall remit directly to the CMPA on the form provided by the CMPA the amount equal to two percent (2%) of all gross remuneration paid to GUILD members to a maximum of four thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars ($4,750) per feature, movie for television, pilot or part of a mini-series and two thousand, three hundred and seventy-five dollars ($2,375) per episode of a series, to be remitted at the same time as other payments to guild members.

All administration fees are subject to GST/HST with rates based on the province of production.  The CMPA GST/HST number is 121408322RT.


Archived DGC Standard Agreements



2006-2009 DGC Standard Agreement

2003-2005 DGC Standard Agreement

2002 DGC Standard Agreement