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DGC member
Production Assistants

Production Assistants (PAs) help with maintaining the set during the filming day. This entry level role is where many film workers begin their careers. 

A DGC BC member PA performs similar duties as the PA Helper, with some additional responsibilities and expectation of more experience and knowledge.



Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What those who work in this role usually bring to the work. 


  • Completion of motion picture training including Motion Picture Industry Orientation, Motion Picture General Safety, WHMIS, Traffic Control. 
  • Directors Guild of Canada, BC District Council courses, as applicable.
  • Working knowledge of on set protocol.


  • No experience necessary.

Production Assistant

Many job roles in the motion picture industry are represented by a union or guild. 

If you see a logo below, the role may be covered by a union or guild.  Please consult those organizations to understand the requirements (such as certification, licensing or work experience) to join as a member.   

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