Welcome to ACTRA Maritimes

ACTRA Maritimes represents the interests of almost 800 members and is one of the nine branches of ACTRA, the national union of over 30,000 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 Online

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Online allows performers to confidentially or anonymously report inappropriate behaviour and harassment in the workplace to their union/guild.

ACTRA Magazine: Winter/Spring 2024

Enjoy the Winter/Spring 2024 edition of ACTRA Magazine with stories on the rising threat of artificial intelligence and an exclusive Q&A with ACTRA National Woman of the Year Jennifer Podemski.