Membership Eligibility

Who can become an Academy member?

The Canadian Academy offers several types of memberships to accommodate many individuals. All memberships are individual and non-transferable.

Over 90% of our members hold voting memberships with the Academy. Eligibility for voting membership is determined by the number of professional credits an individual holds in the division to which they are applying.

Voting memberships are offered in three types:

Regular Voting Membership – $150/year + applicable taxes

International Voting Membership – $100/year + applicable taxes
Offered to members residing outside of Canada. 

Under 30 Voting Membership – $75/year + applicable taxes
Offered to voting members under 30 years of age. Proof of age must be provided when signing up.

Not yet eligible for a voting membership? A non-voting membership is designed for emerging career professionals and students interested in joining the Academy’s community and taking advantage of the professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Non-voting memberships are offered in two types:

Friend (Non-Voting) Membership – $100/year + applicable taxes

Student (Non-Voting) Membership – $45/year + applicable taxes
Offered to students currently enrolled full-time at a post-secondary Academic institution. Proof of student status must be provided when signing up.

How long does my membership last?

Your membership is annual and will expire the following year on the last day of the month you signed up. For example, if you join as a member on June 9, 2019, your membership will lapse June 30, 2020.

How do I know which membership is best for me?

In order to join as a Voting Member (Regular Voting, International Voting, and Under 30 Voting), individuals must have a certain number of credits on film, television, and digital media projects. When you sign up for a membership, you will be asked to provide an IMDb page or another way to verify these credits. Upon receipt of an application for membership, the Academy will contact you to confirm the division and branch(es) under which you will be eligible to vote.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television membership consists of three divisions: Cinema, Television, and Digital Media. Under each division are a series of voting branches distinguished by roles and crafts (e.g. Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Costume Designer, etc).

For a full list of our voting eligibility and criteria, see below.