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.
  • 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.
  • Completed work plan (download template).
  • 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 be based in Nova Scotia
  • Must be co-applying with a trainee candidate
  • Must contribute a minimum of $8,450 toward the trainee stipend
  • Must engage the participant as an employee and make required payroll deductions
  • A mentor applicant cannot be an employer or family member of the trainee with whom he/she is submitting a joint application

Trainee eligibility:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred
  • Must be a resident of Nova Scotia
  • Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection
  • Must be co-applying with a mentor company
  • Must have a post-secondary degree
  • Cannot be enrolled in a full-time educational program
  • Cannot be an employee or family member of the mentor company
  • Cannot be in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits during the program

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

Sarolta Csete
Director, Development & Corporate Affairs
1-800-656-7440 x338

Nova Scotia Production Mentorship Program application