A Creative Pathways equity stream designing opportunities to work on set
An equity stream matching jobseekers to employers
B.C.’s motion picture workforce is growing to meet labour needs that result from two factors: a steady rise in production activity across the province combined with recruitment needs to anticipate projected retirements. The industry wants to attract British Columbians who are interested in below-the-line work to learn and become professional craftspeople and technicians by training and getting experience working on set.
Setwork is a collaborative program to promote targeted equity opportunities and recruit interested British Columbians from underrepresented groups to them. The Setwork program is focused on providing more accessible career pathways into this industry, which haven’t always been visible unless you know someone working in film and TV. Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications to apply:
- 19 years of age or older
- legally permitted to work in Canada
- British Columbian resident (defined as living in British Columbia for the 18-month period prior to the date of submitting this application)
Getting that first paid job in film can be challenging, so Setwork is designed to connect new entrants from underrepresented groups to paid work opportunities in supportive workplaces. Work experience in film is critical to learning skills, developing a network and gaining on-set experience.
Visit the Opportunities page to see current Setwork recruitment opportunities and sign up to become part of the general sign-up for interested candidates.
For B.C. productions and employers
Does your production have capacity for up to 5 individuals who could gain experience as part of your crew? Creative Pathways wants to hear from you! Our team will design the callout, promote the opportunity, recruit a slate of qualified candidates and help you quickly bring them onto your crew.
Diversity is an industry-wide commitment
“Providing access and economic opportunity for underrepresented groups in B.C.’s motion picture industry is good stewardship and good business – it expands our industry’s competitive position and serves projected growth.”
~Motion Picture Production Industry Association