Over 8,000 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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Report on calibration factors for haze and fog in the film industry now available

As a result of significant concerns raised by workers in the film industry, IATSE 891 funded an independent report on how to determine worker exposure to fog and haze atmospheric effects using a direct reading instrument. This report is a significant step forward in improving health and safety for workers exposed to atmospheric effects on set. [Read report]

(POSTED 2018-05-01)

IATSE joins campaign to block job-killing piracy sites

The IATSE is part of coalition that has applied to the CRTC for a Canadian anti-piracy initiative. The proposal would mean that the CRTC could compel ISPs (Internet Service Providers), through legislation, to block access for any Canadian user to visit any website deemed a piracy site. [Details]

(POSTED 2018-01-30)

Health Benefits Plan makes major changes based on member feedback

Thanks to the great response to the Health Benefits Plan survey sent to all IATSE 891 members this spring, the Trustees of the Motion Picture Workers Health Benefit Trust will introduce positive changes to the Plan which directly address member feedback. Details will be released on July 1. [Details]

(POSTED 2017-06-08)

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Upcoming Events

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

June 30, 2018

In Focus Film School
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Canada Day

July 01, 2018

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

July 07, 2018

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

July 14, 2018

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