- Scott Knox, ICA President & CEO
The National Commercial Agreement (NCA) that existed between the ICA, the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) expired on April 26th, 2022.
We understand that a new NCA will begin on June 1, 2022, between ACA and ACTRA. This new agreement has no binding effect on the ICA or agencies, whether members or non-members. For more information on the new NCA’s terms, please contact the ACA or ACTRA
As the NCA expired at one minute past midnight, April 26, 2022, and in accordance with its Appendix K in the negotiation protocol, this means that any agency’s previous signatory status expired with the NCA on the same date. Please contact the ICA’s Scott Knox should you require the full legal details of the NCA’s expiry and implications.
Due to the expiry of the previous NCA, all agencies may now use union and non-union talent in line with their client’s budgets or instructions. Instead of becoming a full signatory to the new NCA, agencies may contact ‘third-party” payroll companies to access ACTRA members, a practice permitted by ACTRA for many years. Should an agency wish to become a signatory to the new agreement they should contact the ACA or ACTRA. Please seek full legal advice before becoming a signatory to the new NCA, as you may find that becoming a signatory impacts all types of work across all your clients.
Scott Knox firstname.lastname@example.org
ACA - https://acaweb.ca/en/
ACTRA - https://www.actra.ca/
Previous NCA - https://www.actra.ca/agreements/nca/