They would have to be members of either IATSE #891, IATSE #669, or ACFC 2020 in order to work on any of the larger films in B.C.
Membership in those three unions is held by B.C. residents.
Here on Vancouver Island could be where the 60% local crew data comes from.
In the past few years, Vancouver Island, and Victoria specifically has developed enough homegrown talent to support approximately 3 large scale shoots at the same time and all largely staffed with CRD locals.
Still, many of the Department Heads come from Vancouver (making up the other 40%).
So really, all crew but the senior artistic team (DP, Director, Art Director, etc) on any given film production in B.C., also live in B.C.
Those two contracts between various B.C. filmmaking unions and big international production companies describe 98%+ of the filmmaking that takes place in B.C. ... and largely explains why (at the crew positions) ... only B.C. residents work on large B.C. film productions.
Edited by Spy Black, 21 May 2021 - 12:26 PM.