There is currently no fee to apply for Permittee Status. IATSE Local 212 is now accepting Permittee applications for stagehands and motion picture technicians.
Becoming a "Permittee" is the first step toward advancement to member status in the I.A.T.S.E. Local 212 Union. Permittee status allows you to work in venues and on productions under the jurisdiction of Local 212. Permittees are dispatched when a position cannot be filled by a union member. Permittee status does not guarantee receiving a call for work.
Persons applying for Permittee status in all "Motion Picture" departments are required to take an IATSE Local 212 approved Set Etiquette & Protocol course. The IATSE Local 212 Set Etiquette & Protocol course is a half-day course for a nominal fee. Persons interested in taking the course locally may contact our office at (403) 250-2199 or Email education
for more information on the Set Etiquette & Protocol Course.
The motion picture and theatrical stage industries are very demanding in the technical areas over which the I.A.T.S.E. has jurisdiction. When the Union supplies personnel to facilitate safe and proficient productions, the organization must be able to stand behind each worker, confident that he/she is an experienced, trained, competent and talented professional. To that end you are advised to consider the following criteria when deciding. After candidates have submitted an application package, resume and provided proof or are in the process of completing the IATSE 212 approved Set Etiquette & Protocol course, Permittee status will be determined based on the following:
Please note that this is not an application for membership.
- Professional training in a specific craft.
- Demonstrated talent in a specific craft or related area of expertise.
- Understanding of the entertainment industry workplace/environment.
- Honesty, good character and professionalism.
It is an application for "Permittee" status. Should you be approved, you will be granted "Permit" status until such time as you may be considered for membership. Please check specific departmental requirements before submitting permit application.
If, after careful consideration, you wish to apply for "Permit" status with I.A.T.S.E. Local 212, please remit the following:
- Current Resume-original digital format only - pdf preferred
- Copy of your Set Etiquette & Protocol card or when submitting an application advise you require the course (if you are applying to a Motion Picture department).
- Completed "Application for Permit Status" Form. Be sure to indicate the department(s) and position(s) for which you are qualified to apply.
Should you submit an application with incomplete information or without possessing the necessary qualifications, your application will not be accepted. Applications can take up to 3 months to process. You will be notified as soon as your application has been reviewed. Please do not telephone and inquire as to the status of your application. Departments are responsible for reviewing and approving Permittee applications. It is necessary to correspond with the department in writing as there are not representatives of the individual departments in this office.
Please refer to the list of departments and job titles which fall under the jurisdiction of I.A.T.S.E. Local 212: