Be Prepared! Provide hard copies of the residency documents required by productions when you fill out your deal memo.When a production does not receive residency documentation (i.e. proof of residency) from employees, it is not eligible to claim the available provincial and federal tax incentives. This can represent a huge financial loss, and is problematic for the production company, the worker, and the entire BC industry.
An easy way to provide evidence of BC residency is to provide a recent Notice of Assessment, provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), with all the information shown in our example blacked out. Then, make several copies which can be given to each production. Utility bills from December of the previous year are also useful documents as evidence of residency – please have copies of these available as well, if possible. Productions may also have additional documentation requirements. Please be prepared to provide what is needed.
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.