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Requirements to Apply


Trainee program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Own or have access to a reliable vehicle at all times;
  • You must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and/or be a permanent resident and reside within Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut). We do not offer immigration support at this time;
  • You must be 19 years-old or older;
  • All the mandatory courses required to be on set as a trainee (proof of enrollment may be included);
  • Completion of Grade 12 or GED equivalent;
  • Have 3 reference letters vouching for your character and suitability for the program;
  • Have 30 days of on-set experience, paid or volunteer work (camera department experience ideal. Experience can be acquired on projects such as music videos, commercials, independent features, and television series)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and willingness to learn, and;
  • Committed to be a member in the film industry. This means long hours, multiple days working, remote location work for weeks at a time, amongst other things. Please check our Film Reality Check page for more information on this.

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