Over 8,500 professional artists and technicians are members of IATSE Local 891, the largest IATSE local in Canada. Chartered in 1962, IATSE Local 891 represents motion picture workers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.
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Film industry's massive contribution to BC economy

According to CreativeBC's latest report, the film industry's 450+ productions had a $3.4 billion economic impact on BC's economy in the-2017-2018 fiscal year. The industry now has 2.5M sq ft of stage space and a 100 stages. [Read the Report]

(POSTED 2019-01-15)

Keith Woods Sworn in as IATSE Local 891 President

Well known British Columbia Rigging Gaffer Keith Woods has assumed a new role of President of IATSE Local 891. Keith brings 26 years of on-set experience and long-term, committed involvement in the Local to the position. A strong advocate for safety and sustainability, Keith participated in the development of electrical safety standards for the entertainment industry and has represented our Local at national and international lighting conferences and symposia, as well as the Vancouver International Film Festival Sustainability Forums in 2017 and 2018. Keith also served as a Trustee of the Benefits of Film Health Benefits Plan for seven years.

(POSTED 2019-01-03)

Member Notice Regarding Availability

Please read this member notice regarding availability and the related compliance with Union bylaws. This notice, which was issued by the Senior Steward in 2008, is still current and applicable.

Please view the April 10, 2008, Member Notice here. (PDF)

(POSTED 2014-03-13)

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Upcoming Events

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

February 23, 2019

Capilano University
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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

February 23, 2019

In Focus Film School
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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

March 02, 2019

In Focus Film School
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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

March 09, 2019

In Focus Film School
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