Phone IATSE856

Day call line (Dispatch)

204-953-1100 ext. 3

Deadline to call the Day Call Line is Noon on Fridays. List availability for the following week (Friday to Friday).

IATSE is the largest film technicians union in North America

IATSE (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada) was founded in 1893 and is the largest union representing workers in the entertainment industry with more than 113,000 members, (16,000 Canadian) in North America.

Our members earn more

Our members are dedicated professionals that have earned the respect of the film industry in Manitoba and elsewhere. IATSE Local 856 has partnered with Film Training for specialized and advanced training opportunities for all members to participate in to ensure our members continue to be skilled professionals.

Health Benefits Trust Plan

Members can qualify for Life Insurance, Medical (which includes Prescriptions, Massage, Physio-Therapy, Hospitalization), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), all which is paid for through employer contributions

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RSP Plan

CEIRP - RSP plan through Group Retirement Services (GRS), which is also paid for through
employer contributions

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Safer workplace

IATSE Local 856 is committed to the safety of our members at work and encourages crew to be actively involved in raising safety issues. If you have a safety concern you can email our Safety Committee Chair.

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One-time new membership fee:

payable at the time you sign up for membership

Quarterly dues

$500.00 annually

Other Benefits

  • IATSE Local 856 Newsletter
  • Production Information
  • Member Availability
  • Ability to update personal information
  • Pay dues online
  • Upgrades

You must first sign up for Permittee Status with the Union and obtain 60+ days on IATSE 856 productions.

For more information regarding permittee status please call union office at 204-953-1100
or email

Ready to sign up for membership?

Call our Member Services Coordinator to setup an appointment at