Industrial Relations

Fee Summary

Each of the collective, independent production and standard agreements require that administration fees be paid to the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and, in some cases, to the applicable union or guild.

The following chart provides a summary of the administration fees and maximums payable to the respective unions and guilds for both CMPA members and non-members.

For full details, please visit the relevant agreement page accessible through the menu on the left.

UNION/GUILD

PRODUCTION TYPE

CMPA MEMBER
Max Rate

NON-MEMBER
NO Max Rate

NATIONAL      

ACTRA
gross performer payroll
under $2 million

SERIES

MINI-SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

2.0% or $3,800/ episode

2.0% or $3,800/part 

2.0% or $3,800/ production

2.5%

2.5%

2.5%

ACTRA
gross performer payroll
over $2 million

MINI-SERIES (EXCL SERIES)   

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT  

2.0% or $5,700/ part

2.0% or $5,700/ production                        

2.5%

2.5%

DGC

SERIES

MINI-SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

2.0% or $2,375/ episode

2.0% or $4,750/ part

2.0% or $4,750/ production

2.5%

2.5%

2.5%

IATSE LOCAL 411

SERIES

MINI-SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

1.5% or $2,375/ series

1.5% or $2,375/ production

1.5% or $950/ production

1.5% or $2,375/ series

1.5% or $2,375/ production

1.5% or $950/ production                       

NABET

SERIES (all tiers)

MINI-SERIES (all tiers)

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT (Tiers C and below)

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT (Tiers A and B)         

1.5% or $2,375/ episode

1.5% or $2,375/ part

1.5% or $3,325/ production

 

1.5% or $4,750/ production

1.5%

1.5%

1.5%

 

1.5%

TEAMSTERS

SERIES

MINI-SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

2% or $2,375/episode

2% or $4,750/part

2% or $4,750/ production

2.5%

2.5%

2.5%

WGC
also applicable to
BC productions

SERIES

MINI-SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

2.75% or $1,900/ episode

2.75% or $1,900/ part

2.75% or $2,850/ production           

3.5%

3.5%

3.5%

BRITISH COLUMBIA      

ACFC WEST

ALL includes per episode

1.0% no maximum

1.0%

BC & YUKON COUNCIL
OF FILM UNIONS


SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

HIGH-BUDGET-FEATURE*,
MINI-SERIES

1.0% or $1,500/ episode

1.0% or $2,000/ production

1.0% or $4,500/ part

2.0%

2.0%

2.0%

DGC-BC

ALL includes per episode

1.0% no maximum

2.0%

WGC
also applicable to
National productions

SERIES

FEATURE, MOW, PILOT

MINI-SERIES

2.75% or $2,000/ episode

2.75% or $3,000/ production

2.75% or $3,000/ part

3.5%

3.5%

3.5%

UBCP
gross performer payroll
under $2 million

SERIES, MINI-SERIES

FEATURE, MOW

1.0% or $3,000/ episode

1.0% or $3,000/ production

2.0%

2.0%

UBCP
gross performer payroll
over $2 million

ALL excludes series

1.0% or $5,000/ production

2.0%

UBCP ANIMATION

ALL

0.5% no maximum

1.0%

 

All amounts are subject to HST / GST with rates based on the province of production.

CMPA GST/HST # 121408322RT


*see Article 1.04 for definition of High-Budget-Feature