IATSE Local 891 members who operate through a loan-out company are recommended to confirm their company's status with WorkSafeBC before beginning work on a production.
Production companies may require proof of either the corporation's registration with WorkSafeBC or proof that WorkSafeBC deems a member to be a "worker" and therefore covered by the producers' WorkSafeBC coverage, before hiring a worker through their loan-out company. This proof may take the form of either a Clearance Letter (stating that a loan-out company is registered with WorkSafeBC) or an Exemption Letter (stating that the loan-out company is not required to be registered with WorkSafeBC).
A corporation's status can be determined by completing WorkSafeBC's Motion Picture and Television Industry Company Registration Form. Only WorkSafeBC can determine the appropriate status.
Along with WorkSafeBC and residency documentation, productions may require a copy of a loan-out corporation’s Schedule 50 from the corporation’s most recent tax year.
Please note: Productions appear to be steering away from employing multi-shareholder corporations because they are not able to benefit from the full tax credits available when they employ single shareholder corporations.
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