Register Your Work

Thank you for choosing the Writers Guild of Canada intellectual property registration service.  Please be aware that if you are not a member of the WGC, you should always access your registration account here and not try to login as a member.

The WGC reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes to, modify, delete or add to its business practices for its intellectual property registration service at any time by posting this information on its website, which constitutes notice to you.  Your continued use of the registration after any such amendment constitutes your acceptance of these business practices.

Create a new account to register work for the first time

Login to access an existing registration account

Paper Registrations Not Accepted

Please be advised that effective June 24th, 2014 the WGC discontinued intellectual property registration of paper copies of materials, and is phasing out storage of paper registration materials. This notice relates to paper registrations only and does not affect any electronic registrations. We will continue to honor and store existing paper registrations of scripts and other materials at our secure offsite storage facility until after they expire at our discretion.

Anyone who has one or more paper registrations will be provided with email notice before the material expires and given an opportunity to provide payment to withdraw the material and have a copy mailed to them, and/or create an account and register the material electronically on our online registration service.  Please contact Terry Mark at t.mark@wgc.ca if you have any questions regarding this service change.

Registration FAQs

Access these quick links to learn more about our registration service.

Why register my work?

Registering your material by mail or in person.

Registerable material

Acceptable online file formats

Registration fees

Duration & renewals

Access to registration information

Withdrawing registered material


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MAY 20, 2016
  • Word on the Lake Writers Festival

MAY 20, 2016

Word on the Lake Writers Festival

The 2016 Word on the Lake Festival is "an adventure that encourages, supports, inspires and informs writers at every stage of their literary life."

MAY 25, 2016
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MAY 25, 2016

Writers Talking TV

Writers Talking TV, details TBA.

MAY 27, 2016
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MAY 27, 2016

T.O. Webfest

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