With increased film and television production activity in Northern Ontario comes new career paths. In 2023, CION and partners are giving you the chance to find consistent and rewarding work in the growing motion picture industry that exists in your backyard.
EACH AVAILABLE SESSION IS NOW FULL. In the event of any cancellations or openings, we will reach out to the next applicant in line to check on availability.
Our goal is to help you hone your skills and find your dream job as a film crew member.
To meet the next wave of movies and TV shows that find their footing on Northern soil, Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), with the generous help of REEL CANADA, IASTE 634 & 411, DGC Ontario, and William F. White International Inc., is hosting 9 Film Crew Training Sessions across Northern Ontario in 2023.
A steady stream of homegrown entertainment trickling through various streaming services caused by movies and TV shows shot in the North is a nice refresher, but the rising tides of production activity bring more to the surface: job opportunities, and plenty of them.
CION's Film Crew Training Sessions are designed get you working in the industry and help increase regional film crew numbers across Greater Sudbury, North Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie, with 3 sessions occurring in each municipality across a 3-week period:
Production Assistant (PA) - January 30 - February 3, 2023
Grip/Electric Trainee - February 6 - 10, 2023
Art Department Trainee - February 13 - 17, 2023
Grip/Electric Trainee - January 30 - February 3, 2023
Art Department Trainee - February 6 - 10, 2023
Production Assistant (PA) - February 13 - 17, 2023
Sault Ste. Marie
Art Department - January 30 - February 3, 2023
Production Assistant (PA) - February 6 - 10, 2023
Grip/Electric Trainee - February 13 - 17, 2023
These in-person training sessions occur from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am (EST) to 5:00 pm (EST) and will equip participants with the skills required to walk on a TV or movie set as an entry-level film crew for the following roles/departments:
Production Assistant (PA)
A total of 25 participants will be accepted for each training session. Successful applicants will be contacted by CION with additional details and venue information.
You do NOT need prior experience working in the motion picture industry to apply for these sessions. You should, however, show significant interest in furthering your career in Northern Ontario's film and television production industry in order to be eligible for CION's Film Crew Training.
Once you've completed the training, CION will show you how to access and use the Crew Database to let visiting producers know exactly who to call when they bring their motion picture projects to a city near you.