WorkSafeBC Home

Motion picture & television industry

You may need WorkSafeBC coverage if you work in the motion picture and television industry and operate an incorporated company such as a loan-out company or are a performer in a starring (or above-the-line) role.

Incorporated production companies

To help simplify things for the motion picture and television industry, we've established a streamlined process to determine a loan-out company's status and whether or not it needs to register for coverage.

If you operate a loan-out company, please email us a completed Motion Picture and Television Industry Company Registration form (1800MPTI). Please allow two to three weeks for us to process your form, during which time we may call you to confirm the details of your application.

Performers in starring (or above-the-line) roles

You need coverage if you're a performer in a starring (or above-the-line) role and you're operating through an incorporated company or hiring workers. Otherwise you aren't required to register for coverage, but may benefit from Personal Optional Protection.