This is a new page dedicated to helping journalists who freelance at the CBC learn about the collective agreement between CMG and CBC and how to navigate through the different categories.

To start, you need an easy way to figure out how much you should get paid. Start by downloading and opening this Excel File, where you will find the minimum rates paid in each category, be it audio, audio-video, text, or photography. These are the latest rates which went into effect April 1, 2018.

To view the entire Freelance article within the CMG-CBC collective agreement, go to this link and navigate to page 90.

If you think you are a CBC Freelance Contributor”, you can find some guidelines to this kind of contract here.

If you want to know about CBC “Freelance Specific Services” contracts, there is some background and guidelines here.

Check back here for more information as we post it.