Telefilm Canada Marketing Mentorship Program
At a glance
At a glance
About the program
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.
Must be a member of the CMPA.
Must contribute a minimum of $6,500 toward the trainee 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.
Letter of intent
Two (2) letters of reference (download template)
Letter of intent
Placement work plan (download template)
The selection panel may consider a number of factors in order to make their decisions on applications. These include:
The viability of the mentor-trainee relationship (e.g., shared goals and objectives; post-traineeship employment opportunities with the mentor company; financial contribution to the trainee’s stipend; demonstrated commitment to sharing expertise; ability and experience in training).
Clear objectives and skills-development goals.
The strength of the proposed work plan (e.g., trainee’s job description; diversity of training; mentor supervision) vs. proposed trainee’s related education, professional goals, and work or volunteer experience.
Demonstrated commitment to the screen-based media production industry.
Given the high number of applications and the limited resources available, some deserving applications may not be successful.
The panel will assess all applications against the program’s goal to create meaningful placements that will support emerging and mid-level marketing professionals’ efforts to learn more about the screen-based media production industry and gain experience in it.
Payment of funds
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 instalments. To receive each instalment, the mentor must submit an invoice for the amount, as well as supporting documentation (invoices, mid-term and final reports, final questionnaires and proof of payment for the trainee’s stipend).
Created in 1967, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through its various funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world.
Director, Development & Corporate Affairs
1-613-688-0952 / 1-800-656-7440 ext. 338