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Status of the Artist Act Professional Category Regulations (SOR/99-191)

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Status of the Artist Act Professional Category Regulations



Registration 1999-04-22

Status of the Artist Act Professional Category Regulations

P.C. 1999-736  1999-04-22

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Labour after consultation with the Minister of Canadian Heritage, pursuant to subparagraph 6(2)(b)(iii) and section 56Footnote a of the Status of the Artist ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Status of the Artist Act Professional Category Regulations.


 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.


Act means the Status of the Artist Act. (Loi)

creation of a production

creation of a production means the creation of a production in the performing arts, music, dance and variety entertainment, film, radio and television, video, sound-recording, dubbing or the recording of commercials. (création d’une production)

Professional Categories

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), in relation to the creation of a production, the following professional categories comprising professions in which the practitioner contributes directly to the creative aspects of the production by carrying out one or more of the activities set out in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), respectively, are prescribed as professional categories for the purposes of subparagraph 6(2)(b)(iii) of the Act:

    • (a) category 1 — camera work, lighting and sound design;

    • (b) category 2 — costumes, coiffure and make-up design;

    • (c) category 3 — set design;

    • (d) category 4 — arranging and orchestrating; and

    • (e) category 5 — research for audiovisual productions, editing and continuity.

  • (2) The professional categories prescribed by subsection (1) do not include any profession in which the practitioner of the profession

    • (a) carries out, in connection with an activity referred to in subsection (1), the activities of accounting, auditing, legal, representation, publicity or management work or clerical, administrative or other support work; or

    • (b) is a person referred to in subparagraph 6(2)(b)(i) of the Act or carries out an activity referred to in subparagraph 6(2)(b)(ii) of the Act.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on April 22, 1999.


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