NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ALL BACKGROUND PERFORMERS!! URGENT! VERY Important!
Everyone needs to complete this if you want to work as a background performer. It is mandatory and required by the government. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Bring a photocopy of this certificate with you each time you go to a new set. As a backup, I would suggest taking a picture of it and keeping it on your phone. The Agency will not be keeping these copies for you.
Below is the link to the training for WORKERS Only.
In the event a performer is not able to do the online training they can carry the booklet with them, as proof that they have completed that health and safety awareness module.
WHAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON SETS!
1) Residency forms.
As you are aware, production is diligent about getting completed residency forms before releasing cheques to performers. Performers must arrive to set with the proper information in hand. This means that a performer must either bring their driver's license (we do not require a copy of the license, just the license#) OR they bring a PHOTO COPY of an item such as a bank statement or utility bill - something that has their address on it. A health card is not sufficient.
2) Ministry of Labour.
As of July 1st a hard copy of certification of the Online Safety Course through the Ministry of Labour is required to work in Ontario. This is law - this is not optional. Production wants a copy of this certification from every employee, including BG performers.
You will need to print out copies of this and give a copy each and everytime you work on a new set. You should also keep a picture of this on your phone as a back up..and I would also suggest having easy access for you to be able to email it to production. The agency will not be responsible for emailing this paperwork. Again if you do not have these copies you will be sent home. ( refer above)