The Film Industry Worker Immigration Program in Canada allows skilled labour to come to Canada on a temporary basis. Many productions choose to film in Canada based on excellent settings, resources infrastructures for the film industry found in Toronto and Vancouver. The tax credit system run by the Canadian government is also a huge incentive to film in Canada. Strict observance must be made to the criteria in order to take advantage of Canadian tax credits. For production companies must be comprised of a minimum percentage of Canadian workers versus foreign workers in order to qualify for the generous Canadian federal and provincial tax credits.
Companies may choose to bring in crew members with special skills for a specific production, and that is where we come in. Ask for our help with this program to avoid any time delays with errors or omissions. We know all the programs that affect such applications.
We can arrange temporary work permits to work in Canada’s film industry on a single production, or immigrated as a permanent resident, based on your skilled labour as a technician, engineer, grip, script master, talent, etc.
If you’re working on a film or television production, you may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit if:
- your work is essential to the film production
- the production will create and maintain significant economic benefits for Canadians and permanent residents
- your job is high wage and unionized
You also need to meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit. Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must submit an offer of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, pay a fee and provide you with an offer of employment number.
Call us if you need help working temporarily in Canada or wish to settle here permanently. We’ll make sure you know what is involved and help you present it to your best advantage. Call us TOLL-FREE at 1-(800)-531-6247.