Newcomers from Other Countries
Many productions that film in BC do so in part because of the tax incentives they receive for employing BC residents, which do not apply to those who are here on work permits. This might be a minor roadblock and if you have valuable experience, that may not be an issue. Good crews are always in demand, especially when the industry is very busy. There are also opportunities where tax incentives aren’t applicable, like reality television, commercials and low-budget local productions.
There are a number of local companies who do both service and original content that may have openings within the company, rather than on a specific production, in which case the tax incentive might not be applicable.