Become A Member / Permittee

Local 411 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) formed in Toronto in 1998 to represent Production Coordinators in the Motion Picture and Television Industry in the Province of Ontario. The Local’s charter was granted in 1999 and its autonomy by the International in 2001. Craftservice Providers and Honeywagon Operators joined the Local in 2002 & 2003 respectively.

I.A.T.S.E. Local 411 has become an integral part of motion picture production in Ontario. The Local has signed contracts with every major studio and worked on the majority of motion picture and television productions in the Greater Toronto Area. As part of the International Alliance, Local 411 works in conjunction with the other Unions, Guilds and Associations in Toronto and holds jurisdiction for Ontario.

The Local are dedicated professional members, who have a broad range of skills and experience. Our members form the backbone of every production, on set and in the office.

For 411 category basic job descriptions click here.

For information about joining Local 411 as a new member in the Production Coordinator Caucus or Honeywagon Operator Caucus, or becoming a permitee in the Craftservice Provider Caucus, please see the information below.

 

Documents Required For Proof Of Eligibility To Work In Canada

Only persons legally entitled to work in Canada are able to become a permittee or member of IATSE Local 411.

You must prove your eligibility to work in Canada by providing photo identification with your name and address on it and one of the following documents:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate issued by the vital statistics agency in the province or territory where you were born.
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Permanent Resident card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. A study permit is acceptable only when it indicates that the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada. If neither of these statements is on the study permit, you will need to contact CIC to obtain additional information.
  • Visitor record issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, indicating you are authorized to work in Canada.

 

How to join the

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR CAUCUS

(Production Coordinators, 1st Assistant Production Coordinators, 2nd Assistant Production Coordinators (previously referred to as Production Secretaries), Travel Coordinators and Script Coordinators)

Membership applications can be sent to ‘The Production Coordinators Membership Committee’ via Email to: operationsmanager@iatse411.ca, via Fax to: 905-232-6412 or dropped off at or mailed to the union office at: 2087 Dundas Street East, Suite 104, Mississauga, ON L4X 2V7

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information on getting a WHMIS certificate, please visit the IATSE Virtual WHMIS website.

For more information on getting the Worker and Supervisor Ontario Occupational Health and Safety and Awareness Training certificates please go to: www.Ontario.ca/LearnToWorkSafe *

*You must use one of the following browsers to receive a valid certificate: Internet Explorer 9 or later / Safari 5.1 or later / Google Chrome 17 or later.

How to upgrade/change categories within the Production Coordinator Caucus:

If you are already a member of our Production Coordinators caucus and would like to upgrade to another category within the PC caucus or be listed in an additional category within the caucus, please click on the link below and review the upgrade application submission requirements.


 

How to become a Permittee in the

CRAFTSERVICE PROVIDER CAUCUS

In order to become a Craftservice Permittee you must attend an IATSE 411 Craftservice Permittee Orientation* in addition to providing the required documents and fees as described in the Craftservice Providers membership requirements policy (see link to policy below).

Please contact the 411 Office at 905-232-6411 for further information regarding the Craftservice Orientation* Training Session.  The next Orientation is scheduled for October 28 & 29, 2017.  See further details below:

You MUST submit a resume AND a letter of intent which should include any film and food related experience.  If you were referred to from someone in the industry please include their name.  Deadline date for submission of resume and letter of intent is September 15, 2017.  Please send resume and letter via email to: office@iatse411.ca

*YOU MUST HOLD A VALID FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE TO ATTEND THE ORIENTATION

 

Please contact the 411 Office at 905-232-6411 for further information regarding the Craftservice Driver Trade Test scheduled for Saturday August 26, 2017.  You MUST register with the 411 office and submit the required documents and fees in order to attend.  Deadline date for enrollment is Monday August 14, 2017.

 

If you have completed the required days worked as a Craftservice Permitee and are ready to apply for full membership, send your membership application to ‘The Craftservice Providers Membership Committee’ via Email to: operationsmanager@iatse411.ca, via Fax to: 905-232-6412 or drop it off at or mail it to the union office at: 2087 Dundas Street East, Suite 104, Mississauga, ON L4X 2V7

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Obtain a Food Handler Certificate

A valid Food Handler Certificate is a requirement for all IATSE Local 411 Craftservice Providers.

To comply with this requirement, you must obtain a certificate recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health by successfully passing an examination from a recognized Food Handler certification program and providing the Local 411 office with a copy of your valid Food Handler certificate.

A Food Handler certificate demonstrates that the individual possessing one has the basic knowledge to identify risk factors associated with food borne illness and the skills necessary to prevent food contamination from occurring.

Certificates may be obtained through a City Public Health Office or from various private accredited companies.

To learn how to become Food Handler certified through Toronto Public Health, please call 416-338-7600 or visit their Food Handler Certificate Program website at: http://www.toronto.ca/health/foodhandler/index.htm.

For more information on getting the Worker and Supervisor Ontario Occupational Health and Safety and Awareness Training certificates please go to: www.Ontario.ca/LearnToWorkSafe.  You MUST submit a PDF or paper copy of your certificates when submitting with your application.

You must use one of the following browsers to receive a valid certificate: Internet Explorer 9 or later / Safari 5.1 or later / Google Chrome 17 or later.

For information on obtaining a copy of your Driver’s Abstract or getting a WHMIS certificate, please visit these websites:

How to apply for Full Member Status within the Craftservice Provider Caucus:

For information on applying for Full Member Status in the Craftservice Provider Caucus, please see Step 2 of the Craftservice Providers Membership Policy.


 

How to join the

HONEYWAGON OPERATOR CAUCUS

Membership applications can be sent to ‘The Honeywagon Operators Membership Committee’ via Email to: operationsmanager@iatse411.ca, via Fax to: 905-232-6412 or dropped off at or mailed to the union office at: 2087 Dundas Street East, Suite 104, Mississauga, ON L4X 2V7

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information on getting the Worker and Supervisor Ontario Occupational Health and Safety and Awareness Training certificates please go to: www.Ontario.ca/LearnToWorkSafe *

            *You must use one of the following browsers to receive a valid certificate: Internet Explorer 9 or later / Safari 5.1 or later / Google Chrome 17 or later.

For more information on obtaining a copy of your Driver’s Abstract or getting a WHMIS certificate, please visit these websites:


 

Reinstatement and Transfer of Membership

For information about being reinstated from Honourable Withdrawal status, Expelled status or Resigned status, or regarding Transferring your membership from another I.A.T.S.E Local into Local 411, please click here.