Welcome to the NABET 700-M UNIFOR Website!

NABET 700-M UNIFOR represents over 3000 Film, Television and New Media Technicians in the province of Ontario.

100 Lombard Street
Suite 303
Toronto, ON
M5C 1M3
Tel: 416-536-4827
Toll-free: 1-888-428-0362
Fax: 416-536-0859


Financial Supports


The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.

If your situation continues past 2 weeks, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 13 eligibility periods (26 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

More information regarding eligibility and how to apply for the CRB can be found www.canada.ca.


The AFC provides financial and other compassionate support to those who work in the Canadian entertainment industry when an unforeseen emergency, such as this pandemic, causes urgent financial need. The AFC can provide short-term emergency financial assistance for essential household bills and costs that cannot otherwise be paid.

This assistance is based on immediate financial need.

Right now, the AFC is focusing on making sure that people stay stable and basic needs such as rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, phone bill, car payments, car and home insurance, or medical expenses, are met for the next 2-3 weeks.

If you are in need of financial, or other avenues of support, please contact the AFC. They will connect with you to find out more about your situation and advise on how they can best assist you.

For information on how to apply, please visit the COVID-19 Guide to Emergency Financial Assistance.

Please note that the AFC has temporarily suspended work on their Personal Support and Advocacy Program, their Financial Wellness Program and planning for their forthcoming mental health initiatives. For the time being, they will be 100% focused on delivering urgent financial aid to as many members of our community as possible.


The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Learn what financial supports are available in Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, including the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), at the Canada.ca website.

A list of Service Canada's Critical Services and Programs are included in the downloadable COVID-19 Handout for Individuals below.