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There are TWO open casting calls listed below.

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NOW CASTING: Waffle-Loving Families (Pays $800)


A non-union online ad campaign for a popular waffle brand seeks real family members anywhere in North America to make a short smartphone video of themselves enjoying waffles for breakfast. Families whose videos are used in the campaign will receive CDN $800. Video submission deadline is Sunday, March 11 at 6 pm ET.


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NOW CASTING: Toronto Couples Aged 19 to 24


A smart reality TV series in development for a major American broadcaster is seeking young adult couples aged 19 to 24, in or near Toronto, of all orientations, genders, and ethnicities. We’re looking for extroverted, outspoken personalities that aren’t afraid to be themselves on camera or to talk frankly about their romantic and sexual lives.


Selected participants will appear in a one-day “sizzle reel” shoot (date TBD) to help our broadcaster see what the show will look like. This is an unpaid opportunity, but participants could end up with a compensated role on a series that gets major media attention.


This application takes ten to fifteen minutes to complete, and you’ll need to finish it in one sitting because you can’t save it halfway through. Please have digital photos of you and the person you’re dating ready to attach to the application (ideally one face close-up and one full-body pic per person). 


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Seeking Torontonians from all walks of life for a non-union web video for a company focused on improving citizens’ quality of life. Pays $150 to $300. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking anyone who has a story about how music helped them find a sense of community, especially newcomers to Canada. Pays $1500. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking French Canadian women in New York City to try a hair colour product and appear in a video discussing it. Pays USD$500, with the potential for significantly more depending on how the video ends up being used. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking Canadian skiers who can perform “ski ballet” moves for a national TV ad for a major fast food chain. Pays $2500+. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking Canadian male amputees. A national TV commercial for a major car brand seeks a male leg amputee who plays para ice hockey. You do not need to be an actor to apply. Pays $6000+. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking families in or near Toronto with French-speaking members living elsewhere for a national TV ad for a big entertainment company. Pays up to $5000 per family. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking male musicians age 65+ for a national non-union TV/cinema commercial for a major financial brand. This non-speaking role pays $2500 (possibly more, depending on usage). You do not need to be an actor to apply. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking people aged 18 to 60 who’ve had a scary experience slipping and falling on ice. If selected, you’ll earn $1500 plus hundreds of dollars in outdoor gear appearing in a documentary web ad for a major brand of footwear and athletic wear. We’re seeking regular people, not actors, but performers are welcome to apply if they’re open to being themselves on camera. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking male and female actors to appear in a national non-union television commercial for a major chain of Canadian supermarkets. Pays $600 to $2000 (depending on role) for one-day shoot. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking Torontonians Aged 55 to 80. Appear in an online and print documentary ad campaign for a historic organization and earn $1500 to $2000. Non-actors preferred, but non-union performers are welcome if they’re open to being themselves on camera. Older people, ethnically diverse candidates, and first- and second-generation immigrants are particularly encouraged to apply. Participants must live in the Greater Toronto Area. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking Canadians Aged 50+. An ongoing series of mini web documentaries for a major camera brand seeks Canadians aged 50 and over who fit at least one of these categories:


  • has a trip or activity they’ve always dreamed of doing (we’ll pay for it!)
  • after 50, started (or restarted, after a very long time) a new career or a new hobby
  • has an inspiring story that is currently happening to them (making or experiencing a big change; overcoming an obstacle; preparing for a big event; etc.)


Selected participants will appear in a short video and receive camera equipment valued at about $1000. Sorry, only applicants under consideration will be contacted. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Seeking Busy Families. A healthy breakfast cereal seeks families with kids aged 7 to 13 years old in the Greater Toronto Area for a short documentary commercial. Selected families will receive $1500 for one day of filming in August. (Please note only selected families will be contacted.) THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Runners Wanted.  A Canadian sports gear retailer is looking for Toronto runners aged 18 to 35 for a web ad shoot in High Park on Friday August 5 from 8 am to 1 pm. Applicants should be regular runners with strong technique. All ethnicities and builds from slim to muscular are encouraged to apply. Selected participants will receive $300 cash. (Please note only selected participants will be contacted.) THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.