Permittee Applications

Thank you for your interest in applying to IATSE Local 891.

Permittee Applications are currently being accepted for the following departments:
Applications are only accepted by email. Paper copies of applications will not be accepted or processed.

The application forms are fillable PDF files. Please note these important instructions:

  1. Do NOT simply click on the above application links and start typing in your data. This will NOT work.
    You must first save the application PDF file to your desktop. Do this by right clicking (Mac users: hold the CTRL key and mouse-click) on the file link above and selecting the "Save Link As" or "Save Target as" option and saving the file to your desktop.
  2. Only open the application PDF file on your desktop in Adobe Acrobat Reader version XI (eleven) or later.  * Other PDF viewers such as Acrobat Reader X (ten) or older, Chrome, Firefox, etc. will not work. It is also possible to fill in and save your data in this PDF using a smartphone or tablet, but only by using the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app.
  3. Type in all the required application information (name, phone number, etc).
  4. In the PDF file remember to SAVE your changes via the File Menu -> Save option.
  5. Email your completed application PDF file and attachments to
    * A PDF resume file is required to be attached to each application.

To apply, an applicant must have the required skills and experience. Your resume must detail your work experience and qualifications relevant to the department.

Copies of required documents (such as certificates, tickets, resumes, etc.) must be emailed as attachments along with your completed application. PDF or JPG file format only.

If you have applied to the Set Decorating, the Lighting, or the Make-Up Department, you will need to come into the union office at 1640 Boundary Road, Burnaby BC and write the departmental test. Departmental tests can only be written after you have submitted your application via email to the union office. Applicants may write tests between the hours of 9:00am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary. We recommend that you allow yourself at least one hour to complete the test.

The time-line for the application review process is contingent on productions needs, and only those considered will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in applying to IATSE Local 891.