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Apprenticeship Program

At NABET 700-M UNIFOR, we are committed to growth, development and creating diversity within our Membership as well as the film, television and digital media Industry.

As part of that commitment, NABET 700-M UNIFOR has created an Apprenticeship Program, which we have built into our Collective Agreement. The Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide paid placement opportunities to anyone who would like to begin a career in the film, television and digital media industry. NABET 700-M UNIFOR apprentices will receive hands-on, unprecedented on-the-job training by working along-side our skilled technicians in order to better position themselves in furthering their education, opportunities and employment, while already working towards the requirements of attaining Membership within the Union. Apprenticeship opportunities are available in each department that NABET 700-M UNIFOR represents.

If you know someone who or if you are interested in the Apprenticeship Program, please contact the office at and request to be placed on the apprenticeship list by providing the following:

 - The Intake form
 - A copy of your most up-to-date resume.
 - Indicate which department(s) you wish to be listed in; maximum of two (2) departments per applicant.

Applicant’s resumes will be forwarded to the Producer and/or the Production Manager and the department Head/Key who has expressed interest in taking on an apprentice. Please note that the Union is not involved in the crewing/hiring of apprentices. This responsibility lies with the Production and the Head/Key who will be required to interview and select the apprentice to be hired by Production.

Important COVID-19 Information

Please be aware of COVID-19 restrictions and their application to our industry; particularly in the areas of proof of vaccination and masking.

While the Province may be easing restrictions in certain areas, there is nothing that prohibits an employer or business from maintaining measures they believe will best ensure the safety of their employees. In addition to an employer’s obligation to take necessary steps to protect the safety of its employees; specific to our sector, broadcasters, funders, and insurers, including Telefilm and the Short Term Compensation Fund which many of our productions subscribe, are requiring that Producers take reasonable steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on their production to not jeopardize their collective investment in the production.

Production protocols, working off the Section 21 Committee COVID-19 Guidance, are still in place. While this pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, NABET 700-M UNIFOR does not foresee productions rolling back any of those provisions at this time. This includes, but is not limited to, COVID-19 testing, the requirement that all cast and crew be vaccinated against COVID-19, the requirement to properly wear masks and other PPE, and distancing in the workplace. Furthermore, in regards to vaccination status, every individual production implements a vaccination policy wherein fully vaccinated can be two doses and or we are seeing many productions that consider “fully vaccinated” as having two doses plus the Health Canada recommended booster. This is something being implemented on many of the service productions in the Province and productions of ours are beginning to implement the same, especially those with US cast or crew working on them.


Intake Form (PDF, 243 KB)