IATSE Local 849

About IATSE 849

Local 849 was granted Charter on January 1, 1990 and, along with thirty-eight other Canadian Locals, operates under the umbrella of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (AFL-CIO, CLC).

The International Alliance encompasses more than eight hundred Locals throughout North America. Although the International’s Head Office is located in New York, each Local functions independently. Local 849 operates under Home Rule through the Local’s Constitution and By-laws and Collective Agreement. These documents set specific procedures, rates, and conditions of work within our jurisdiction of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

To meet its objectives, Local 849 operates in a democratic manner. The initiatives of its representatives are subject to ratification by the membership. Local 849 does not operate on a seniority system and does not maintain a hiring roster. Members are encouraged to actively seek employment.

Local 849’s membership adhere to strict standards of professionalism. Our skills, talent and dedication have garnered our membership awards and recognition from producers and audiences from around the globe.

IATSE Local 849


617 Windmill Road, 2nd Floor
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1B6

Phone (902) 425-2739
Fax (902) 425-7696

Hours of Operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Friday -  9:00am-5:00pm Atlantic Time
Note that the Business Agent (Shelley Bibby) does work on Mondays and usually in the office. Call (902) 499-3866 to reach her cell.

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