Film Industry
Thanks to their magnificent scenic beauty, the Canadian provinces and territories is a favourite destination for the entertainment industry to shoot films and movies. In general cases, film producers, as well as essential personnel, would require a valid work permit to complete their work within Canadian borders. However, there are some instances when the Film Producers and Essential Personnel can get treated as business visitors thereby exempting any work permit requirements. There are few specific requirements for a producer or essential personnel to be treated as business visitors and they are:
  • The film producers must be employed by any foreign company.
  • Also, the film producers should be entering the country to perform commercial shoots for a short duration. 
  • For essential personnel, they must be entering Canada for a limited time of 2 weeks or less to perform a commercial shoot which must be financed by a foreign organization.