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Incentives

The Writers Guild offers the following incentives to attract new members, allowing them to join without a contract signed under a WGC collective agreement however, once a writer has joined the Guild, they must only accept work after signing a contract with a producer signatory to a WGC agreement.

Membership incentive for Scripted Audio Podcast Writers

The Guild offers, for a limited time, an incentive to any Canadian resident writer with at least two writing contracts for scripted audio podcasts signed within the past two years with a Canadian producer. The Writers Guild of Canada will waive the initiation fee of $350 for any writer meeting these requirements.  As part of this offer, the Guild is also waiving the initiation fee for any Canadian resident writer who qualifies for membership with a scripted audio podcast writing contract signed within the previous two years under any WGC collective agreement.

Contact the Guild's Member Services department for more information. 

Membership Incentive for Diverse Writers
 

The Guild offers, for a limited time, an incentive to any Canadian resident writer with at least two writing contracts signed within the past two years with a Canadian producer and who self-identify under any of the following categories: people of colour, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. The Writers Guild of Canada will waive the initiation fee of $350 for any writer meeting these requirements.  As part of this offer, the Guild is also waiving the initiation fee for any Canadian resident writer who self-identifies under one of the above diversity categories and who qualifies for membership with a contract signed within the previous two years under any WGC collective agreement.

Contact the Guild's Member Services department for more information. 

Membership incentive for Feature Film Writers

The Guild offers a limited-time incentive to feature film writers. Under this incentive, any Canadian-resident writer with at least one feature film writing contract signed within the last two years with a Canadian producer is eligible to join the Writers Guild of Canada. As part of this offer, the Guild will waive the $350 initiation fee for those qualified writers. As part of this offer, the Guild will also waive the initiation fee for any writer who qualifies for membership with a feature film contract signed within the previous two years, under any WGC collective agreement.

Contact the Guild's Member Services department for more information. 

**All WGC membership incentives are subject to change without notice.