Actors perform roles in motion picture, television, and radio productions.
Duties May Include
Actors and actresses perform some or all of the following duties:
Study and rehearse lines, gestures and expressions to interpret a role.
Portray roles in video or motion picture productions, television shows, theatre productions, radio dramas, commercials and other productions or perform the narration.
Sing or dance as required by specific roles.
Prepare for and attend auditions for roles.
Perform comedy acts in nightclubs alone or as members of comedy troupes.
Improvise a role.
Examples of Titles
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.