Mandatory Requirements

  • Resume
  • Required kit for SPFX
  • SPFX Training Guide
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness
  • Elevating Work Platforms (Lift)
  • Propane ROT (Connection & Use of Construction Heaters <400k BTUH)
  • Pyrotechnician ERD Photo ID Card
  • Working at Heights
  • CSA Green triangle patch safety boots


  • 60+ days worked as a special effects technician in motion picture
  • 1+ years of experience in a trade (e.g., welding, carpentry, mechanics, etc.)
  • Training familiarity with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Welding certification

Mandatory Kit

  • 2 adjustable wrenches (1¼” or wider jaw)
  • Black felt-tip marker (e.g. Sharpie)
  • Flashlight
  • Heavy-duty leather gloves
  • Light-duty work gloves (e.g. Mechanix)
  • Long pants + long sleeve top made of natural fibres for fire/steam calls
  • Multi-bit screwdriver (e.g. Picquic Super 8 Plus)
  • Multi-tool (e.g. Gerber, Leatherman)
  • Side cutters
  • Tongue-and-groove pliers (e.g. Channellock)
  • Tool belt
  • Utility knife with extra blades (e.g. Olfa®)
  • CSA Green triangle patch safety boots


  • Inclement weather gear
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety harness