Talent Agency Licensing Checklist

Step 1:         Complete the licence application form.

Step 2:         Attach other documents and fees as described below.

Step 3:         Deliver to: 200 - 880 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B7


Mail to: PO Box 9571 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9K1


Fax to: 250-952-0476 

Requirements for a new talent agency licence:

  • Completed application form signed by the Director(s), Officer(s), Owner(s) of the talent agency;
  • Copy of the agency's standard contract;
  • Non-refundable application fee in the amount of $100; and
  • Bond in the amount of $725.

The bond is payable to the Director of Employment Standards. It may be in the form of a certified cheque, an irrevocable letter of credit, or other security in accordance with the Bonding Act.  

If you are a new agency applying for a licence, a delegate from the Branch will contact you and interview you either in phone or in person, prior to determining if you will be issued a licence. New licence applications can take several weeks to be investigated.

If your licence is not approved, you will be informed by phone and if necessary by letter, stating the reasons your licence was not approved. Your bond will be refunded.

Requirements for renewals:

  • Completed application form signed by the Director(s), Officer(s), Owner(s) of the talent agency;
  • Application fee - Cheque or money order for $100 payable to the Director of Employment Standards; and
  • Current version of the standard contract if it is changed from the one previously provided.

If you are renewing your licence, you will receive it by mail, within approximately two weeks after the Branch receives your application. You may be contacted for clarification or additional information before a renewal can be issued. 

Step 4:         When you receive your licence:

  • Please note the expiry date, as the Employment Standards Branch does not send out renewal notices. Talent agency licences must be renewed annually.
  • Please note the licence number. A talent agency must display its licence number on any contract or written agreement made with an actor, performer, extra or technical creative film person, and on any advertisement or other public document.