COVID-19 Information + Resources

Measures affecting British Columbia's creative industries

NEW measures + ORDERS

NEW! As of January 7, 2022, employers are required to re-activate COVID-19 safety plans

Per the latest PHO order, employers are required to develop or re-activate a COVID-19 Safety Plan to begin or continue work in B.C.  The January 7th, 2022 order replaces the previous requirement for employers to have a communicable disease prevention plan.

Paid Sick Leave | Effective January 1, 2022, you can take up to 5 days of paid leave per year for any personal illness or injury. Your employer may request reasonably sufficient proof of illness.


British Columbia implements BC Vaccine Check September 13 for non-essential services.

Starting September 13, 2021, some events, services and businesses are required to check a person's proof of vaccination for access to their venue or space. The requirements are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO). Per the PHO order “Gatherings and Events – September 10, 2021”, the proof of vaccination requirement does not apply to workers at the workplace when engaged in their work activities. 

Learn more about where masks are required and who must wear them



If you're travelling within Canada or leaving the country, make a plan to show proof of vaccination.


  • Creative BC has created a resource index for the motion picture, interactive, music and publishing industries that allows you to find resources that are catered to your needs. 




    Search by Industry

    To use the Filter button, click Filter. The Filter will have an option open that says “Where“. Click the dropdown and select Industry along with “has any of” on the next dropdown. Then select your industry.

    Search by your needs

    If you are a seeking opportunities looking for job boards add a new filter by clicking +Add Filter, click the And option, select “has any of” on the dropdown menu and check off all that apply.

    When you apply filters, the sheet will automatically sort to find the best results.

    Search using keywords

    Using the magnifying glass on the top right of the table, you can easily and quickly search for resources such as grants, business support or mental health resources. Just click the magnifying glass and type in keywords!


    Did we miss a resource? Use our submission form to add a resource that is relevant to the motion picture, interactive, music and publishing industries.