UBCP/ACTRA is working to ensure that performers can access critical supports to help them through these challenging times. Here is an update about support that is available at the provincial level.

B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers – Applications Open May 1, 2020

The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a one-time $1,000 payment to people whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19.  Eligibility criteria:

  • B.C. residents who receive the new federal Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are eligible, including people who have run out of employment insurance (EI) benefits and now qualify for the CERB
  • People will need to state that they have filed or will file a 2019 B.C. income tax return to complete the application for the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers

For more details click here.

Upcoming Industry Information Panel Session (May 1, 2020): “Economic Recovery in BC: The Role of BC’s Motion Picture Industry” presented by MPPIA in collaboration with Creative BC . Click here to register