Be on time & be prepared: Give yourself plenty of time to get to the venue. When you accept a call ask what door you should look for, who you are reporting too and what tools you should bring for working in that department.  Ensure you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the call and introduce yourself to the contact name the Business Agent has given you.

Dress attire: Please wear clothing that is appropriate for the work you are called to perform. Jeans and t-shirt are fine for work calls. Do not wear clothing displaying language or images that are obscene or inflammatory. For a performance call assume that black pants and a long-sleeve black shirt will be required.  “Dress blacks” indicates a black suit jacket, black collared shirt, black tie and black shoes are required.

Conduct: Always conduct yourself in a professional manner and direct your energies to the task at hand.  Please review our anti-harassment policy HERE


Local 58 supplies stagehands for all entertainment technical departments to multiple venues in the GTA.  All Members start working with Local 58 as a “Permit Worker” and if successful will be invited to apply for full membership. 

Documents Required to apply:

  1. Permit Application Form – download below
  2. Resume
  3. Safety Tickets (if applicable)

Submit your documents by email to the Business Agent at Business.Agent@iatse58.org OR drop your application off in-person at our office located at 511 Adelaide Street West.

Your submission will be reviewed and you will be contacted with further details as suitable work is available. Please note due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.


Be sure to ask who the Head of Department or Steward is on the call you have been dispatched to. Always sign in and out with the Head or Steward.  Local 58 sends you to work, the venue is your employer.  If it’s your first time at a venue ensure you have filled out (at least) the TD1 and TD1ON form. 

Any questions or concerns arising on the job site should be taken up with the Head of Department or Steward.

Any injuries sustained on the job site should be immediately reported to the Head of Department and Steward. It is imperative that an injury report is filed in a timely fashion. If you are unsure who to report to, ask your co-workers.


All paycheques are picked up at the IATSE Local 58 office. Cheques generally come out the week following the work. Some venues are on a bi-weekly pay schedule. You can phone the office to see if the pay is in from a particular venue. From the phone menu, extension 4 also lists what cheques are in the office. If there is a problem with your cheque, contact the Office Manager.

When picking up a cheque you will pay an administration fee of 8% on the gross, or 4% if you are a member of a Sister Local – please bring your membership card as proof. This fee is only payable by debit or cash. Debit is preferred.

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