Labour agreements and fees
The CMPA negotiates and administers the agreements that govern producers’ working relationships with the industry’s unions and guilds and their members.
Vice-President, National Industrial Relations and Senior Counsel
1-800-267-8208 ext. 227
Director, National Industrial Relations and Counsel
1-800-267-8208 ext. 237
Manager, National Industrial Relations
1-800-267-8208 ext. 226
Vice-President, BC Industrial Relations
1-866-390-7639 ext. 124
Director, BC Industrial Relations & Member Services
1-866-390-7639 ext. 123
Our industrial relations work is powered by teams of legal and labour experts in Toronto and Vancouver.
Our goal is to shape and maintain a stable and predictable labour environment for Canada’s film, television and digital media producers. Our work focuses on all aspects of industry labour relations, including the negotiation of agreements on behalf of our members, the resolution of disputes, fielding inquiries from our members about labour-related concerns, and advocating to government and before boards and tribunals on labour-related issues.
Member feedback is important to us. In advance of any negotiation with our union and guild partners, the CMPA reaches out to solicit input from members. (If you are a member, learn more about upcoming roadshows.)
We are here for our members and want to be your first call when you need labour relations help.
Contact the Industrial Relations team for:
- Interpretation of collective, independent production and standard agreements
- Advice on industry practice
- Assistance in dispute resolution, to avoid costly arbitration
- Immigration matters
If your production is taking place in Canada outside of British Columbia, contact the national team in Toronto. If your production is taking place in British Columbia, contact the BC team, based in Vancouver.
What we’ve been working on
Nov 15, 2018
Canadian performers and independent producers secure deal on new Independent Production Agreement
TORONTO, November 15, 2018 — Today, following productive negotiations, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the […]
Oct 03, 2018
Canada’s independent producers and directors ratify new CMPA-DGC Standard Agreement
TORONTO, October 3, 2018 – Today, the Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Media Producers Association jointly announced the ratification […]
Jul 13, 2018
Canadian Media Producers Association and Directors Guild of Canada sign new labour agreement
TORONTO, July 13, 2018—The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) are pleased to announce […]
Dec 08, 2015
Canadian performers and independent producers reach new agreement
TORONTO, December 8, 2015—Canadian performers and producers have reached a new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) governing English-language production in Canada. […]
Nov 09, 2015
Canadian Media Production Association and Directors Guild of Canada reach agreement
TORONTO, November 9, 2015—The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) has reached agreement in principle with the Directors Guild of Canada […]
Sep 10, 2015
Canadian Media Production Association, Producers Guild of America sign cooperation agreement
TORONTO, September 10, 2015—The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA) today signed an international […]
When you enter into one of our labour agreements, you’ll be required to pay administration fees to the CMPA. CMPA members receive discounts on these fees, as illustrated in the table below. (If you are not eligible for CMPA membership, learn more about our permittee membership for access to these discounts.)
For national productions (outside of BC), use the downloadable form below for submitting remittance fees for all guilds, except ACTRA-TIP and permit fees. Should you have any questions regarding remittances, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.