The ICG 669 Camera Trainee Program is designed to provide skills and on set experience that trains participants to become 2nd Assistants in the Camera Department on film productions in Western Canada. The Camera Trainee phase of your career is important for learning indispensable work techniques and habits, camera systems, and making valuable contacts within the industry.
This will be the start of your career in the film industry, working your way towards full ICG 669 membership that includes benefits and more. The union members you work with during this program may be ones that could hire you in the future!
On average, most of the Camera Trainees graduate from the program between 1.5 - 2 years, depending on the buoyancy of the film market.
If you are interested in becoming a camera trainee in our union, please look through this section of the website to check your eligibility and/or programs you need to complete in order to apply.