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Vancouver is the epicentre for the film industry in British Columbia. Trainees have been on productions from The X-Files, to Deadpool 2.  B.C. is home to 40 per cent of Canada’s film and television production.

The Vancouver Camera Trainee Program is currently closed for applications, but please check back to this page for future announcements. In the meantime, check out the website for requirements to get your career in the film industry started.


Make sure you check out our Minimum Requirements section to make sure you qualify to submit your application to ICG 669 once the program opens for applications.


Make sure you check out our Film Industry Reality Check section to make sure you are fully aware of how demanding the film industry can be as a career.


Complete applications must be compiled in the following order:

  1. Completed application form;
  2. Letter of Intent, addressed to the attention of the Trainee Committee;
  3. Resume must follow this word document format: Resume Template;
  4. Minimum (3) reference letters;
  5. Photocopies of the mandatory course certificates (or registered date of courses. Please NoteApplicants who intend to work to in BC must also complete the “Motion Picture Safety 101 - General Safety Awareness (MPGSA)” through Actsafe, as this is mandatory for any individuals working under the BCCFU Master Agreement, and;
  6. Photocopy of valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle registration and insurance.


Please see our Timeline of Application page on how long a typical application process is.  


  1. Motion Picture Industry Orientation Program ($75)

    Developed in partnership with film industry unions and guilds, this 1 to 2 day course provides you with the information you need to know before you go on set. This course can be taken at one of the following institutions:
  2. Motion Picture Safety 101 - General Safety Awareness (MPGSA) - (FREE)
    Online course available to take here:
  3. WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) - ($30)
    This course is a federal requirement for the film industry, and is available online at or at

If you have questions regarding the Vancouver Camera Trainee Program, or would like to discuss your application, please schedule an appointment Rebekah Galpin by email ( or phone (778-330-1674).