IATSE Local 891 members who are thinking of taking a break from the industry, but who may want to return in the future, should consider honourable withdrawal. In such cases, this is probably the best and most economical option.
Once honourable withdrawal has been granted, all member benefits will end.
Members that resign and then decide to return to active membership must:
Please note: members that return to membership after resigning do not retain their previous seniority spot or initiation date.
Click to read our retirement guide in PDF
Members who are over 75, who have been a member for 25 years or longer, and who have been retired for at least one quarter and have paid at least one quarter of retired status dues, can apply for Gold Card status. Gold Card members pay no dues and receive a gold card membership card.
Members considering retirement and who have an RRSP account in the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan (CEIRP) should contact IATSE Local 891 for plan information and options post retirement.
If you do not have your user ID, please contact Dispatch at 604-664-8916 or Reception at 604-664-8910 and they will provide it. Please note that in order to obtain your UserID over the phone you must provide the following information:
Additionally, if your UserID is re-issued over the phone, it is Union policy to reset your password at the same time.
If you have forgotten your password, please call Dispatch at 604-664-8916. Upon providing your Social Insurance Number for verification, your password will be reset.