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Please see below a list of Frequently Asked Questions about our Camera Trainee Program. If you have any further questions, please email
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When will the next Camera Trainee Program happen in my province? 

The program is designed to operate on market demand. Please check back regularly on the following pages: Calgary, Vancouver, and Winnipeg

What is the cost of the program? 

Cost can vary from year-to-year, please see the respective program page for the breakdown of costs.
Do I start going on camera trainee calls immediately after the program is finished? 
Yes. Please note, trainees are given priority based on the number of days and timing may be affected by production season demand and trainees who are still active from previous years.
Can I take other work while being a Camera Trainee? 
Yes, quite often Camera Trainees work as PAs, Grips, or in other departments between rotations. We ask that for your benefit you make being a Camera Trainee top priority. Camera Trainees are not to work in any ICG 669 member positions however, as one is not a member yet until they graduate.
How long does the program take? 
Please check the Timeline of Application page as each program differs between provinces. 
Can I apply to one of the programs even if I don’t live in that province? 
Is it necessary to own a car to be a camera trainee? 
Yes. Your application will not be considered if you do not provide proof of vehicle ownership. 
Do you need to be a Canadian citizen to apply? 
No, but you do need to be legally able to work in Canada. 
I haven’t completed all my courses. Can I still apply? 
Yes, however you must provide proof of registration for said courses with your application and have the courses completed before your first day on set.
I haven’t completed my application, but the deadline to submit is tomorrow. Can I give you my half-finished application and email you the missing documents when I get them? 
Please don’t do this, your application will not be considered unless complete. If something is outside of your control, please email us. 

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