Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal Annual Report

The Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal’s annual report for the period April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, was tabled in Parliament on October 3, 2012. The report gives a comprehensive overview of the Tribunal’s activities and financial performance. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The Tribunal reissued thirteen certification orders to artists' associations
  • The Tribunal rendered two decisions; one interim and one final letter decision
  • Six scale agreements and five notices to bargain were filed with the Tribunal

Click the link above to access the full report. You may request a hard copy of the report from the Tribunal by calling 1-800-263-2787 or sending an email to


The Tribunal is a specialized quasi-judicial federal agency that administers Part II of the Status of the Artist Act. Its objective is to contribute to Canada's cultural community by encouraging constructive professional relations between artists and producers in federal jurisdiction. The Tribunal's main responsibilities are:

  • To define the sectors of cultural activity suitable for collective bargaining between artists' associations and producers within the Tribunal's jurisdiction, and certify artists' associations to represent self-employed artists working in these sectors; and
  • To deal with complaints of unfair labour practices and other matters brought forward by artists, artists' associations or producers, and prescribe appropriate remedies for contraventions of Part II of the Act.

For more information visit the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal website

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