Status of the Artist Act: the Directors Guild of Canada files an application for review

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canada Industrial Relations Board (the Board) has received an application for review from the Directors Guild of Canada (the Guild), in accordance with the Status of the Artist Act, seeking to enlarge the scope of the sector it represents to add:

all independent contractors, who are permanent residents of Canada or Canadian citizens, engaged in any production by a producer subject to the Status of the Artist Act, to perform the function of computer graphics designer, set designer, location manager, picture editor, sound editor, art director, first assistant art director, and production designer,


  • computer graphics designers, set designers, art directors, 1st assistant art directors and production designers in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba; and
  • picture editors and sound editors in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

Notice of the application can be consulted on the Board's Website at or on Twitter at @CIRBCCRI.


SOURCE Canada Industrial Relations Board

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For further information: Mr. Jesse Peters, Industrial Relations Officer, at 613‑947-5369 or at 1‑855‑221-1606


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