Career Focus Crew Internship Program

The 2017-2018 Crew Internship Program is Closed

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Generously supported by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Career Focus program supports on the job training for new crew members in film, television and the screen based projects. FTM matches post-secondary graduates with production companies or film related businesses. Under the guidance of an industry professional, the participants will further develop their skills through hands on training with production companies and /or film related businesses such as equipment houses or production facilities.

Placements will be allocated between June 18, 2017 and June 30, 2018, or until funds remain available

Nine Internship spots are available.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Must be 30 years old or under
  • Must be a Canadian citizen permanent resident or person on whom refugee status has been conferred
  • Must be a resident of Manitoba and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not be in receipt of Employment Insurance Benefits (EI) or Employment and Income Assistance

Career Focus activities are tailored to meet the needs of the industry. Priority will be given to departments where future employment is most likely. The intern is paired with an experienced trainer approved by FTM and the production company.

FTM is looking for companies that are able to provide 300 to 500 hours of work for the participants. Note: Short films, student films and commercials are not eligible for this program.

Companies pay the intern directly at a minimum rate of $11.15 per hour (As of Oct. 1st, 2017). Up to four hours of overtime is allowed per day. Companies are reimbursed a portion of the Intern’s wages at a rate of $9.00 per hour for regular hours and $13.50 per hour for overtime.

Companies are required to sign a contract with FTM, the trainer and the intern, thereby permitting the training to take place on the production or with the production company. The company also agrees to complete a written training evaluation for all interns.

The placement company is required to pay the employer’s portion of the Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Vacation Pay and Workers Compensation. The company must submit all required documents (signed agreements, time sheets, evaluations) prior to being reimbursed by FTM.

The company is required to provide craft services and catering to the interns during their placement if craft services are being provided to the regular crewmembers.

Local labour organizations must approve placements on all unionized projects. Career Focus interns cannot replace a unionized crewmember.

Application Form


Career Focus internship application 2017-2018: 

Click here to download the Application

The Career Focus Crew Internship Program is a training opportunity. No guarantees are made regarding future employment in the film industry.

Funding for this program provided by Employment and Social Development Canada.


For more information on FTM’s Work Experience Program, please contact:

Allison Bile, Training Coordinator
Film Training Manitoba
Ph: (204) 989.9665 or E: