Prior to starting your application, please make sure that you have all required information and completed documents at hand, as you cannot save and return to the form to complete at a later time.

 

Please complete both mentor and trainee applications, and provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Mentor letter of intent describing why your company is interested in mentoring a trainee, how your company would mentor a trainee, and what the trainee would accomplish during the placement with your company. Please detail what international development and export experience the trainee will gain.
  • Trainee letter of intent describing how this placement would help further your career in the screen-based content production industry. Please describe relevant knowledge, experience and interest in screen-based content production and international development and export.
  • Completed work plan (download template). Please detail what international development and export experience the trainee will gain.
  • Trainee resumé.
  • Two (2) completed and signed reference forms for trainee from past employers or instructors (download template).

Mentor eligibility:

  • Must be a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).
  • Must contribute a minimum of $ 7,150 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.
  • Placements must focus on working on international co-productions, learning to navigate festivals and markets, market research, developing the company’s export strategy and/or attracting foreign partners or investment.

Trainee eligibility:

  • Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • 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.

All personal information provided on this application is protected by federal privacy legislation.

Contact
Sarolta Csete
Director, Development & Corporate Affairs
1-800-656-7440 x338
sarolta.csete@cmpa.ca

Export Development Mentorship Program application

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