Membership Information

Benefits of being a member of the BCPVA

The BCPVA has 4 different member classifications. We also welcome guests to attend our meeting.

Professional Members

Members who have met our standards of video production. They are true professionals in every way ensuring clients who hire them that they will receive a not only a professional product, but great customer service. All professional members have agreed to adhere to the BCPVA code of ethics
Application form is available here.

Applicants for Professional Membership – Company must satisfy the following requirements:

Current business license in at least one jurisdiction
GST account
PST account (if applicable)
WCB Worksafe Coverage with Personal Optional Protection (sole proprietor and partnerships only)
Most BCPVA members are categorized as follows: Classification Photography Studio or Photographic Services (763027) $0.10 per $100 of payroll or subcontract payments

Applicants must work full-time in video production and it must be their primary source of income.

Applicants for Professional Membership – Individual must satisfy the following requirement:

Full-time employment in a professional capacity in a field related to video production

Associate Members

Members who have joined our association as videographers but have not yet submitted their work for evaluation for professional member status. All associate members have also agreed to adhere to the BCPVA code of ethics. Application form is available here.

Vendor Members

These members are vendors in the video industry. As vendors, you will have valuable access to video professionals who are always looking for your products and services. Vendors are welcome at all BCPVA meetings and may also present once a year to our membership.

Overview of the BCPVA Membership Categories

 

Benefits of being a BCPVA Member per category
Professional
Associate
 
Vendor
Listing on the BCPVA website
x
x
Profile on the BCPVA website
x
x
Ability to update your own listing on this web site
x
Link from the BCPVA web site to your website
x
x
Use of the BCPVA logo for advertising purposes
x
x
BCPVA Certificate showing Professional Membership status
x
Member only communication and job offers x x
Voting privileges
x
May submit material for the BCPVA website with credits
x
x
x
May attend summer BBQ and Year End dinner
x
x
x
 vendors discounts available
x
 x
Networking with fellow videographers and industry professionals
x
x
x
Mentoring and/or on-the-job training with professional members
x
Fees
$200 / yr
$100 / yr
$200 / yr