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International Mobility Program for Essential Workers in Television and Movie Production

Essential workers in a production crew (filming) of a live-action movie or television project being filmed in whole or in part in Canada may qualify for a work permit that is exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The International Mobility Program will consider these strategic points:

  • Supports public investment in existing projects;
  • Protects Canada's economic interests in attracting high value television and movie projects to Canada;
  • Creates ancillary benefits for local communities or economies.

This temporary exemption also applies to graphic designers working on live-action television or movie productions in Canada.