Film & Television – LMIA required for non-union, low wage
All non-union cast and crew (producers are exempt) must attain an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) before entering Canada to work on a Motion Picture project.
Get the Labour Market Impact Assessment form:
Service Canada will set in motion their application for a Work Permit for each foreign worker.
Fax: +1 604 666 7731
Telephone: +1 604 666 7731
Toll Free: +1 800 367 5693
PLEASE DO NOT PHONE SERVICE CANADA UNLESS IT'S AN URGENT MATTER.
NOTE: Be sure to fax LMIA applications before 3:00PM PST because that is Service Canada's cut-off time to register processing fees. If the application comes in after that, they can't process it until the next day.
Fridays are always the busiest day for LMIA applications, since many production personnel seem to enter Canada on the weekend. Service Canada recommends faxing in applications before Friday to make sure they have time to process them.