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About I.A.T.S.E. Membership

The Organization

We have over 140,000 members in the entertainment industry in Canada and the U.S.A.
Our organization has a well respected international presence.
I.A.T.S.E. offers collective representation that works to provide protection and advancement of our members’ rights.
I.A.T.S.E. members working on Union productions on average earn 20-50% MORE than workers on non-union productions.
Workplace safety is our #1 concern.  We support our Members’ right to a safe environment.
I.A.T.S.E. is represented at the Canadian Labour Congress, the  Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, and other labour organizations.  We  work within these organizations to ensure the rights of all workers in a  world where many are viewed as disposable.
We advocate for respect and recognition for our members and the valuable contribution that our industries make to society.

The laws of the I.A.T.S.E. are contained in the International  Constitution and Bylaws which governs the operation of the International  and its relationship to the Locals and the Members.
The Locals, in turn, have Constitutions and Bylaws that govern the operation of each Local.
Membership participation and democracy are the cornerstones of the  I.A.T.S.E.  Our Local Unions are autonomous organizations, and as such,  are free to pursue independent agendas that reflect the needs and values  of their Members.
Executive Members, both of Locals and of the International are democratically elected from within the Membership.
All Members in Good Standing have the right to a voice and a vote at regular General Meetings.

Local 295 Regina
Our Local has jurisdiction over Southern Saskatchewan for both Film and Stage.
Since we are a mixed Local, our Members can work on Film productions or at the Stage venues that we have certified.
We hold monthly General Meetings ten months out of the year so Members  have opportunity to engage in the business and direction of their Local.  

Local 295 is actively involved in our industries, our political environment and our community.
We work closely with other organizations and stakeholders in both the  film and live performance industries to nurture and protect the  employment opportunities for our Members.

The benefits available to our Members include:
 - An excellent extended Health Benefits plan
 - An Employee & Family Assistance program to address any counselling needs our Members might have
 - An advanced training assistance plan
- Enrollment in a flexible and profitable Retirement Savings Plan

Crafts Belonging to I.A.T.S.E.


Audio Technicians 

Light Technicians



Spot Operators 



Scenic Painters 

Costume Sewers

Costume Dressers

Make Up Artists






Animal Wrangling   





First Aid / Craft Services 



Scenic Painters 


Lighting / Electrics





Set Decorating 


Special Effects 



Underwater Technicians 

Recognized Permittee Procedure


To become a recognized permittee of Local 295, the following procedure will be in effect.

1) Fill out a permittee application form (Available below).
  2) Mail, email or drop off the application along with a current resume to the Union.
  3) Make sure to attach any pertinent certificates such as Set Protocol.

Your application will be reviewed by members at the next Membership and Training Committee meeting.

If the Committee deems that you have relevant experience and/or  training they will approve your application and you will receive  confirmation that your application has been accepted.

  If the Committee deems that you do not have relevant experience and/or  training they will not approve your application and you will receive  confirmation and be advised on some options of where you can gain  experience and /or training.

Once accepted, your name will be added to our roster in the pertinent  department.  This roster is available to all Department Heads when they  are crewing a project and if there are not sufficient Members to fill  their needs they can request permission form the Union to hire a  Permittee. 

The permittee application form can be found below

Set Protocol / Set Safety Course

For more information please contact Sandra Kush, Continuing Education Administrator at (306) 775-7468 or


Sister Status (pdf)


Request for Permittee Status (pdf)


Stage App Requirements (pdf)


Film App Requirements (pdf)