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Telefilm Canada Marketing Mentorship Program | Canadian Media Producers Association


Telefilm Canada Marketing Mentorship Program


Program at a glance


CLOSED June 23, 2017

Spots Available

Duration of Placement     20 Weeks. Must be completed by March 16, 2018.

Trainee Stipend

$13,000 (minimum)
$6,500 from the Program
$6,500 from the mentor company
Eligibility Must have some experience in marketing, promotion and/or social media campaign management. No age restriction. Available across Canada.

In partnership with Telefilm Canada, this mentorship program will provide screen-based independent production companies with competitive advantage by working with an emerging or mid-level marketing professional for a 20-week period. While promoting Canadian content and talent and expanding public awareness of quality Canadian production across all platforms, these marketing professionals will gain in-depth knowledge of the Canadian film, television and interactive media sectors. Under the personal guidance of seasoned industry professionals, participants will further their knowledge, enhance their skill sets, develop their business and creative abilities and increase their potential for career advancement in the independent production sector. Placements must focus on corporate promotion or marketing of Member properties. On-the-job training will be provided by CMPA mentor production companies across Canada.

Trainee Eligibility

  • Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have some experience in marketing, promotion and/or social media campaign management
  • Cannot be an employee or family member of the mentor company
  • Must be co-applying with a mentor company. Unmatched applications will not be accepted

Mentor Company Eligbility

  • Must be a member of the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)
  • Must contribute a minimum of $ 6,500 toward the participant stipend
  • Cannot be an employer or family member of the participant with whom he/she is submitting a joint application
  • Must be co-applying with an intern candidate. Unmatched applications will not be accepted

Payment of Funds

Each trainee receives a minimum of $13,000 for his/her placement. The program contributes $6,500, while the mentor company must contribute a minimum of $6,500. Upon selection each mentor company must sign a contract with the CMPA and the trainee, outlining the requirements of the program, including reporting procedures and how funds will be dispersed. Each financial award is to be solely applied to the trainee’s stipend. The CMPA contribution will be disbursed in three installments. Each installment will be given to the mentor upon submission of an invoice for the amount and the required supporting documentation (invoices, mid-term and final reports, final questionnaires and proof of payment for the trainee’s stipend.)

Selection Process

A selection panel established and supervised by the CMPA and Telefilm will select the placements. Decisions will be based on the criteria set out for both the mentor and the trainee. The panel will be responsible for evaluating applications on their overall merit and the selection panel’s decisions on the awarded placements will be final. Given the high number of applications and the limited resources available, some deserving applications may not be successful. All applications will be assessed against the program’s goal to to create meaningful placements that will ultimately help support emerging and mid-level marketing professionals’ efforts in developing their knowledge of and experience in the film, television and interactive media production industry. As such, the selection panel may consider a number of factors in order to make their decisions on applications. These factors may include, but are not limited to, the:

  • Viability of the mentor-intern relationship (e.g. shared goals and objectives; post-internship employment opportunities with the mentor company; financial contribution to the intern’s stipend; demonstrated commitment to sharing expertise, and ability and experience in training)
  • Clear internship objectives and skills development goals
  • Strength of the proposed training schedule (e.g. intern’s job description; diversity of training; mentor supervision) vs. proposed intern’s related education, professional goals, and work or volunteer experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to the film, television and interactive production industry

Application Process

We only accept applications via our online application portal. Please note that applicants will be required to upload the following documents during the process


  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Two (2) letters of reference (Download templete - Right click and Save to download PDF form)



  • Letter of intent
  • Placement work plan (Download template - Right click and Save to download PDF form)


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