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Equity, transfering between countries
« on: May 03, 2009, 03:51 pm »
Hi

I will be finishing my Stage Management BFA degree next year and upon graduation I expect to have about 4 or 5 Equity apprenticeship credits from Canada.

My Fiance is from Europe and wants to immigrate to the UK once I am completed my schooling here and we are married. I want to be able to continue my career there as a Stage Manager, so my question is this:

Is it possible to transfer Canadian Equity Apprenticeship credits to UK credits, or will I need to start from square one?

Also, if I become a full Equity member here before we Immigrate, can I transfer my membership, or will I need to apprentice again?

Has anyone done this type of thing before?




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Re: Equity, transfering between countries
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:59 am »
Excellent questions!
I haven't got a clue.

Best bet, call your local Equity office and ask them.
Then be sure and post the results here for all to see!
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Re: Equity, transfering between countries
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 01:52 am »
Once you become a full member of CAEA, you can work under AEA contracts and vice versa.  I haven't the foggiest when it comes to other countries.  Like VSM says, give Equity a call.

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Re: Equity, transfering between countries
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 11:46 am »
My instincts tell me that there is no reciprocal agreements between countries, but that is not fact, just my assumption of how things work.  Your best bet is to contact British Equity and ask them if they take credit from out of the country.  When it doubt, go straight to the source to ask, your local Equity might not know BE's rules and regs.

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Re: Equity, transfering between countries
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 12:37 am »
I got a reply from an Equity rep in the UK. This is what she said:

Thank you for your email;. You will need to be on a freed from work
restrictions visa to be eligible to work in the UK and are only able to
join British Equity as a full member through membership of an affiliated
union or professional experience. Please see our website for full
joining information - www.equity.org,uk

With best wishes

Jan Murdock




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Re: Equity, transfering between countries
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 02:26 am »
FWIW, speaking as an AEA monitor here in the US, we have reciprocity with Canadian Equity but NOT with British Equity for auditions - don't know if this mucks anything up in terms of working over there, but it's worth being aware of this -

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Re: Equity, transfering between countries
« Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:16 pm »
Once you become a full member of CAEA, you can work under AEA contracts and vice versa.  I haven't the foggiest when it comes to other countries.  Like VSM says, give Equity a call.

You can't work under AEA even though you are CAEA, unles you join and become a member of AEA which you can do by paying your initiation dues.
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