Becoming a member of a union not only increases your wage rates and provides employment stability but protects your wellbeing and professional development through health care coverage, pension plans, benefits, training opportunities, and networking events.
CION encourages all emerging and established film crew members to connect with local film and television production union representatives to begin a membership application.
With the largest membership of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, ACTRA Toronto represents performers in Ontario’s film, radio, television, and new media industries.
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
The Canadian Media Producers Association is Canada’s trade association for independent producers, and represent hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production, and distribution of English-language content for TV, feature film and digital media channels.
Directors Guild of Canada – Ontario
The Directors Guild of Canada in Ontario is a provincial labour organization representing key creative and operational specialists in the following categories: Directors, Assistant Directors, Production Managers, Location Managers, Production Designers & Art Directors, Accountants, Picture & Sound Editors, Post Production Supervisors, and their respective departmental assistants.
IATSE Local 634 represents artists, technicians, and craftspeople who work primarily in film, television, and stage production in Northern Ontario, and have an ongoing training program with a strong emphasis on safety and promoting the North.
IATSE Local 667 represents camera professionals and unit publicists who work in all phases of Motion Picture productions filmed or electronically recorded. The IATSE Local 667 membership is comprised of unit publicists and a variety of professional camera people working in different positions based on their experience, skills, and the nature of the recorded media.
Representing Production Coordinators, Craftservice Providers, and Honeywagon Operators working in the motion picture and television industry, IATSE Local 411 works in tandem with all the other Unions, Guilds and Associations in the Toronto area and has jurisdiction for its members across the province of Ontario.
NABET 700-M UNIFOR
NABET 700-M UNIFOR currently has over 3,000 qualified technicians in fifteen departments of the film and television industry: Continuity (Script Supervisor), Construction, Costume, Grip, Hair, Labour, Lighting, Make-up, Paint, Props, Set Decoration, Sound, Special Effects, Videotape and Transportation.
Writers Guild of Canada
The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) is a professional association of more than 2,500 English-language screenwriters. WGC members are the creative force behind Canada’s successful TV shows, movies, and webseries, and their work brings the diversity of Canadian life and culture to the world’s screens.