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

Welcome to the ACTRA Maritimes website! ACTRA Maritimes is the local branch of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the national union of professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 30,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community. ACTRA Maritimes represents the interests of almost 800 members across the three provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Our talented members work in all areas of recorded media and are the backbone of our thriving professional film and television industry. On our website, you will find information on who we are, what we do, what’s going on, and details on our industry both here in the Maritimes and across Canada.

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.