Local 709 Members are a a part of the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan (CEIRP) which is administered by Canada Life.
*New* dedicated phone line for CEIRP plan members:
To shorten wait times and get you the information and help you need, faster, Canada Life & CEIRP have created a dedicated Canada Life phone line for CEIRP plan members.
For inquiries about your CEIRP plan, please call Canada Life at 1-855-729-1839 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. After you select your language preference you will be asked to press 2 for retirement and savings plan inquiries.
The monthly premium as of September 1st, 2023 is:
Based on these amounts, the minimum amount that needs to be in your dollar bank to initially qualify for coverage is:
You can call the IATSE Local 849 office to find out how much money is in your dollar bank if you are unsure.
Local 849 has answers to frequently asked questions about the joint Medical Plan and about Union Benefits. Click the button below to read more.
Local 709 Members are eligible for Life Insurance coverage as a part of the joint Health Benefit Trust Fund with IATSE Local 849 which is administered by Union Benefits.
To qualify for membership with local 709 you will have filled out the provided Life Insurance form.
The Life Insurance is payable in the event of your death from any cause at any time or place, while you are insured. Payment will be made in a lump sum to the named beneficiary or beneficiaries designated by you. You become eligible for a $25,000 Life Insurance Policy and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits as soon as you have completed your initiation. Look at a copy of the Employee Benefit Plan Booklet for updated details on the Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance policies and their payable amounts.
Please keep your beneficiary information current and up to date to avoid any hardships for loved ones in the case of your passing. Call or email Union Benefits to update your beneficiary.
Local 709 Members and their immediate families have access to EAP services as a part of the joint Health Benefit Trust Fund with IATSE Local 849 which is administered by WorkHealthLife.
WorkLifeHealth offers free services including short-term counselling, legal support services, financial support services, family support services, nutrition support services, naturopathic services, and health coaching.
Local 709 Members can sign up with UnionSavings.ca and with their account have access to discounts in the following areas:
Local 709 Members with children under the age of 16 or dependents under the age of 19 as described under the CRA “Child Care Expense Deduction”, at the time of the childcare, can submit copies of receipts from childcare providers for reimbursement up to $500/ per year.
More details can be found in the Local 709 Policy Book under the Policy on Reimbursement - Child Care.
Local 709 Members who provide their certificate of completion for approved training/certification and a copy of the receipt are entitled to reimbursement up to $1000/ per year.
More details can be found on the Local 709 Policy Book under the Policy on Reimbursement - Training.
Online Courses above have been hyperlinked. All other courses have more than one provider. If Members have any questions please contact the IATSE Local 709 office. email@example.com
Through this subscription, active IATSE members and those working under IATSE agreements will have unlimited access to the LinkedIn Learning online library of high-quality, instructional videos across a wide spectrum of technologies. LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners with courses taught by recognized industry experts, and it’s available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can access it from your LinkedIn profile, and you can view courses from your mobile device with the LinkedIn Learning app available on iOS or Android.
For more information, visit the IATSE Training Trust - LinkedIn Learning website about the subscriptions.