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I.A.T.S.E. Local 471

Chartered in the Ottawa area in 1902, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has provided stagehand labour in the Ottawa, Kingston and Belleville areas for over 100 years. Local 471 was chartered in 1971 specifically for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and now incorporates the proud tradition of the I.A.T.S.E. for all of Eastern Ontario. Local 471 represents a work force of over 300 workers at over 20 different venues and many different employers such as the National Arts Centre, Scotiabank Place, the City of Ottawa, the City of Kingston, Live Nation, OYE, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, CBC, and Dennis Ruffo Productions.

Local 471 specializes in providing stagecraft, Projection and Wardrobe Hair and Make-up labour for concert and theatrical productions with highly skilled and experienced professionals in the areas of high rigging, erection of stages and scenic construction, audio, lighting, projection, pyrotechnics, licensed electricians, lift equipment operators, wardrobe, hair and make-up.

Local 471 has built a reputation over the past 40 years of providing a highly competent and efficient work force and now assists in the successful production of over 500 concert, festival, theatrical and sporting events each year in the Ottawa and Kingston areas.

Some of the productions Local 471 have been involved with over the years are the mounting of the world tour of the Phantom of the Opera, the annual Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill, the Millennium celebrations at Casino Du Lac- Leamy, the Francophone games at Lansdowne Park, the Canada Dance Festival, Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, Winterlude, the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards, Cirque Du Soleil, the CFL Grey Cup and the NHL hockey draft.

Recently I.A.T.S.E. Locals 890 “Wardrobe, Hair and Make-up” and 173 “Projectionists” amalgamated into Local 471. This has allowed Local 471 the ability to provide an even wider range of workers to its employers. The end result for producers has been a simplified process for obtaining a highly skilled workforce from one source. It has also reduced the time, effort and many of the logistics that are typically related to securing such a diversified labour force.

Local 471 has provided labour for numerous movie and mini series productions, political campaigns and industrial trade shows in the Ottawa area. I.A.T.S.E. Local 471 has the skilled personnel and the experience to help any producer meet their labour requirements in a timely and cost effective manner, regardless of how big or small their needs.

Local 471 is proud of its outstanding safety record and can provided employers with ETCP riggers, certified licensed electricians, licensed lifting device operators, Pyro-Technicians and numerous other highly trained workers in the industry.

Canada Day Parliament Hill


National Arts Centre

Live Nation

City of Ottawa

City of Kingston

Great Canadian Theatre Company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation



D. Ruffo Productions



Cirque Du Soleil

Scotiabank Place

Lansdowne Park

Executive Board

Michel Sanscartier
Chad Desjardins
Business Agent
Mark Hollingworth
Jim Reynolds
Vice-President, Wardrobe, Hair and Make-up
Linda Dufresne

Call Stewards

Stagecraft Ottawa
Ron Muise
Stagecraft Kingston
Ryan Bol
Wardrobe Ottawa/Kingston areas
Jonquil Garrick-Reynolds

Work opportunities

Stagecraft Ottawa
Mark Hollingworth
Ron Muise
Stagecraft Kingston
Ryan Bol
Wardrobe Hair and Make-up
Linda Dufresne

Jobs Posting

Grand Theatre, Regular Stagehand

More Info


IATSE General Office

National Arts Centre

Live Nation


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Cirque Du Soleil


Scotiabank Place

Great Canadian Theatre Company

Centrepointe Theatre

Lansdowne Park

Grand Theatre Kingston

National Gallery of Canada


Capital Tickets


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Past performances

Other Credits

The Police

Pink Floyd

The Who


Bruce Springsteen

David Bowie

Elton John


Bob Dylan

Bryan Adam

Celine Dion

Shania Twain

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

Phantom of the Opera world tour

Les Miserables

Mama Mia


Miss Saigon

Show Boat


Rag Time


Jesus Christ Superstar


Annual Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill

Millennium celebrations at Casino Du Lac- Leamy

Blues Festival

Jazz Festival

Canada Dance Festival


Governor Generals Achievement Awards

Canadian Country Music Awards

Canadian Aboriginal Awards

CFL Grey Cup 2004

NHL Hockey Draft 2008

Francophone games

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada. Members of AFL-CIO, CLC, CITT