Welcome to ACTRA Maritimes

Maritimes represents more than 600 of Canada’s 28,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.


President's Message

Moving into the warm days of summer is always an exciting time of the year here in the Maritimes, as we anticipate the upcoming film and television production season. Our ACTRA Maritimes Branch Rep Gillian Everill and our Business Rep Sian Morris Ross are doing wonderful work at our office, and there are currently a number of projects that will be filming soon, including new and returning series for Bell Fibe, and Canadian feature film projects. Our office is also carefully monitoring the events in our industry, including the Writers Guild of America strike, and more recently the SAG-AFTRA strike. While we support SAG-AFTRA performers in their fight for an equitable agreement, ACTRA members here in Canada continue to work. We are hopeful that many of the projects in our region will be moving forward as planned. As more casting calls start rolling out, it’s also a perfect time now to update our headshots and freshen up our ACTRA online profiles.

What's filming in the Maritimes

With breathtaking landscapes, miles of unspoiled coastline, urban sophistication and small town ambiance, the Maritimes is an ideal location for film and television production.

Quick Links

HAVEN Helpline

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Helpline is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line offering counselling and support services.

ACTRA Magazine: Summer 2023

Enjoy the Summer 2023 edition of ACTRA Magazine… Catch up on the latest ACTRA news, stories, accolades and advice from around your union!