The average hourly pay for an Actor / Actress in Canada is C$17.50.
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C$11 - C$108
C$0 - C$4,500
C$20,946 - C$318,807
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Job Description for Actor / Actress
An actor or actress is someone who portrays a fictional role for entertainment purposes, often for presentations, plays, movies, and television shows. Actors often read at auditions in order to acquire roles; for any given job, there may be hundreds or thousands of people auditioning, so strong perseverance is important to succeed in this line of work. Some actors and actresses may opt to fulfill "extra" positions, which are far more common than speaking roles, while others may fulfill smaller …Read more
Actor / Actress Tasks
- Follow physical, costuming, voice and language guidelines to act as a character.
- Appear on time and work well with other staff.
- Follow blocking and movement instructions.
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Pay by Experience Level for Actor / Actress
An entry-level Actor / Actress with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.17 based on 7 salaries. An early career Actor / Actress with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.23 based on 19 salaries.
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