Producing in a pandemic

Through unprecedented collaboration across the industry and the support from government, the screen-based production industry has successfully remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below are public health guidance and COVID-19 updates from funding agencies, film commissions, provincial industry associations and provincial health agencies.

We’ve also included links about rapid tests for employees from: the Government of Canada, BC Centre for Disease Control, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Government, and Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Travel & foreign workers

Effective April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.  Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children 5 years of age or older must provide a valid pre-entry test result.  Children who are less than 5 years old are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status. ​

Please review the Government of Canada’s Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccinated Travellers page for further information regarding the requirements to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller as well as the current pre-travel, arrival and post-arrival requirements.

As detailed here foreign workers, including for the film and television industry, must still qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to enter Canada.


Should you have any questions related to foreign workers and immigration issues, please contact:


Sean Porter
Lead Negotiator and Senior Director, National Industrial Relations and Counsel

healthQ Canadian Production Industry Health Screening Tool

The CMPA is proud to announce the launch of the healthQ Canadian Production Industry Health Screening Tool.

We understand that CMPA members are hard at work developing rigorous health and safety policies and practices to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 within their workplaces, and healthQ has been developed to help producers carry out health screenings for cast, crew and other production personnel.

This tool is available for producers on a subscription basis from software developer Macadamian Technologies, and can be provided for use by all individuals working on production projects. For more information on the CMPA’s development of this tool, click here.

Should you have any questions regarding health and safety, please contact:


Sean Porter
Vice-President, National Industrial Relations and Counsel

Samia Hussein
Director, National Industrial Relations and Associate Counsel

British Columbia

Jason Lee
Vice-President, BC Industrial Relations