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There are THREE open casting calls listed below.

Scroll down to see which ones are right for you or people you know.

Now Casting: Canadian Skiers with Acrobatic Moves (Pays CDN$2500+)


A national TV ad for a major fast food chain is seeking Canadian male skiers age 20 to 55 who can do impressive tricks on flat snow or a slight incline. Anyone who can execute moves like the ones seen here (e.g. the “moonwalk” at 0:05, flipping over their poles at 0:18, ski pole twirling at 0:40, or the splits at 1:08) or other, similarly impressive tricks is encouraged to apply. You do not have to be able to do the particular maneuvers above, but you must be able to show us some “wow” moves!


Rate: CDN $2500 miminum (possibly more)
Auditions: Self-taped immediately, followed by in-person or Skype auditions on Tues Jan 16
Shoot Date: Mon Jan 22
Shoot Location: Toronto (travel/accommodation will be covered if you live elsewhere)
Status: Union (but non-union applicants can apply)


Please have a couple of recent photos and a video link or file of you executing a few tricks on flat snow or a slight incline ready to attach to your application. While these aren’t mandatory, they’ll make a huge difference. Please note only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


Apply here or email us for more information. 

URGENT Hair Color Trial Seeks French Canadians in NYC (Pays USD$100 to $500+)


Real People Casting is collaborating with GENUINE, a New York-based company that finds real people for commercials and other media projects. We’re seeking women to do a trial of a hair colour product and possibly appear in a video talking about their experience. This pays between US$100 and $500, with the potential to be paid significantly more depending on how the video ends up being used.


Women aged 30 and above who are currently living in or near New York City are welcome to apply; whether or not they’ve used hair color in the past does not matter. We’re particularly keen to see applicants who are FRENCH CANADIAN or ASIAN. The client wants people who are representative of all their customers across the North America, and so far we haven’t seen many people from these two demographics.


Apply here.


Or for more info, call 212-966-3211 or email Genuine.

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.


The application below 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). We thank all applicants for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If you’re coupled up and curious, click here.

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.