How to hire graphic designers for live-action TV and film in Canada
You can hire a graphic designer for a film or television production under the Temporary public policy to exempt foreign graphic designers from certain work permit requirements if all the following criteria are met:
- The duties of their job match the ones in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 5241 description.
- They apply before March 9, 2022.
- They have an attestation letter from the production in Canada. The letter should indicate
- details of the named live-action production or productions, such as the title and location
- that the worker’s presence is essential to the production
- why the worker’s presence is essential
- the wage that will be paid and that the wage is at median wage or higher
- that the production meets requirements for tax credits or is receiving government funding
- they’ll only work on productions that are named in their attestation letter
Your worker also needs to meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.
How to submit your job offer for the graphic designer public policy in the Employer Portal
Graphic designers hired under this public policy fall under Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption code R01. You must follow the instructions below to make a job offer under this public policy.
When you make a job offer using the Employer Portal
- use the code R01 A25.2 Public policy and
- in the LMIA exemption justification field, write both of the following:
- “Applying under Graphic Designer public policy”
- “Attestation letter has been provided to the temporary worker”
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