Welcome to UBCP/ACTRA

The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 27,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


President's Message

I am extremely proud to be President of this union. I have been a union member since 1991. In that time, I have worked as a background performer, stand in, actor (series lead and day player), I have done commercials, voice over, radio drama and animation. I have personally worked with our stunt performers, puppeteers, choreographers, and singers. Over the years I have felt a kinship with all our sister unions as we successfully, side by side, created one of the most sought-after production centres in the world.

COVID-19 Updates

UBCP/ACTRA will be updating this page regularly with information related to the COVID-19 health crisis as it becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates.

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Ultra Low Budget Program

Our Ultra Low Budget Program was created to meet any budget so that union members and producers can work together on low budget productions while protecting the rights of performers. Get started here.

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UBCP/ACTRA Meeting Dates

Pay Your Dues

The office is closed and all in person meetings are suspended due to the COVID – 19 pandemic. Some meetings will be held via Webinar and information will be communicated by email.
The Union is collecting payment for the 2020/21 Annual Dues. For information about how to pay your dues click below.

What's Shooting?

Check out our what's shooting page for a list of film, television, and current low budget projects in production and pre-production. For questions about any productions in B.C. please contact our UBCP/ACTRA Business Representative.

ACTRA Magazine: Fall 2021

Enjoy the Fall 2021 edition of ACTRA Magazine… Catch up on the latest ACTRA news, stories, accolades and advice from around your union!