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Restaurant Ad Campaign Seeks Newcomers to Canada
Pays $2,000 / Canada-wide Search
A beloved Canadian-owned coffee and restaurant chain is searching across the country for recent newcomers to Canada who don’t speak English for a documentary ad campaign that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Each of the groups below will receive $2,000 and a really fun experience. We are looking for newcomers who have arrived in the last few years and who fit one of the following categories:
- Two people, age 18 or older, from China or a Spanish-speaking country who are good friends or a couple who are dating or married and who do NOT speak English.
- A Filipino or Arabic-speaking family with a son/daughter, age 16 or younger, who plays hockey and speaks English, but whose parent(s) do NOT speak English.
- Two siblings, age 18 or younger, from the Philippines who do NOT speak English and who arrived in Canada after their parent(s).
Important – Please Read:
- This application takes ten minutes to complete and you must finish it in one sitting because you can’t save it and return to it later.
- You must nominate at least two people for any of the categories above.
- You can make multiple nominations, but you can nominate only one group per application.
- If possible, please have at least one photo of your nominees ready to upload with this application.
- Answers provided in this questionnaire will be used only to assess the suitability of candidates for this project. They won’t be made public in any way.
To make a nomination, click here.
Discover Your Ancestry and Be on TV!
Free Gourmet Meal & Genetic Testing / Canada-Wide Search
Want to learn about your cultural origins while enjoying an epic meal? Uncover through genetic analysis what makes you unique on Gusto’s new culinary TV series DNA Dinners.
Important – Please Read:
- This application takes ten minutes to complete and you must finish it in one sitting. You can’t save it and return to it later.
- You MUST have at least one current photo of yourself (without hat or sunglasses, please) ready to upload with your application. You cannot submit your application without one.
- Do not fill out this application on a smartphone or tablet as you may not be able to upload photos from those devices.
- You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this project.
- Please do not apply for this project again if you applied for it previously.
- Your answers on this questionnaire will be used only to assess your suitability for this project. They will not be made public in any way.
To apply now, click here.
Seeking jugglers and comedic physical performers in Ontario and Quebec for an ACTRA national TV spot for a peanut butter brand. The ideal applicant is aged 40 to 65, but all women and men over 18 will be considered. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking hardcore fans of the Winnipeg Jets who live in or near Winnipeg. Applicants of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Participants will earn $200 and internet fame! THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking real people aged 20 to 45 in Toronto who are single, coupled, married, divorced, with or without kids – of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and career backgrounds for a non-union promotional social media campaign for a hit TV sitcom. Pays $150 for a shoot of four hours or less. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking New York and Toronto students in their final year of high school who plan to attend prom this spring. Participants will receive up to $1000 and a free suit to appear in an online campaign for a popular menswear company. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking a family with two children as well as millennial-aged men for a still photo shoot for a popular breakfast cereal brand. Pays up to $1000 for a shoot of three to five hours. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking male actors and/or food industry veterans to host a branded web series for a tech product widely used in the restaurant industry. Pays $1000 per day for three to four one-day shoots. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking people who can sort and file with record speed for a non-union ad that is shooting in Toronto. Pays up to $3,800 for a one-day shoot. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
A major truck parts manufacturer is looking for rugged guys aged 20 to 65 with a “blue collar” or trucker look to pose for still photos (not video) for an online ad. Pays $350 for about 3 hours of work. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
A popular web series for a major broadcaster seeks opinionated, quirky, fun kids in the GTA, ages 6 to 11, of all ethnicities, shapes, backgrounds, and abilities. Pays $500 for a half-day shoot. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Grocery ad seeks South Asian families in or near the Greater Toronto Area. Pays $1500 per person for a one-day shoot. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking Canadians who love to eat and are curious about their ancestry for a new documentary series. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Recherche des enfants extravertis franco-canadiens agées de 5 à 10 ans pour une campagne publicitaire pas syndiquée pour un collation populaire. Les enfants n’ont pas besoin d’avoir de l’expérience comme comédien. Cachet 1000$ + per diem. CASTING FERMÉ
Seeking non union Canadians aged 50 to 60 of Japanese or Hispanic descent for a print campaign for a pharmaceutical company. Pays $3,000 fee plus travel to Vancouver, accommodation and per diem. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking Canadian women aged 50 to 75 who are licensed motorcyclists for a union spot for a financial institution. Non-actors are encouraged to apply and you do not have to be an ACTRA member to apply. Pays $1800+. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking real families in or near Toronto for a non-union, paid commercial photo shoot for a new household air freshener. The selected family will receive $1000 for a one-day shoot. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking Canadians with unpopular and controversial opinions to appear on a new TV series for a national broadcaster. Participants will receive a free cross-Canada trip and an honorarium. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking families across Canada for a web campaign for a leading car company. Selected families will receive $2000, an iPad, a free road trip, and the opportunity to win a major grand prize. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking indigenous mothers and daughters, lesbian couples, and people with physical disabilities for a union commercial for a national bank. Pays approximately $2000. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking Toronto couples aged 19 to 24 of all orientations, genders, and ethnicities who can talk frankly about their romantic and sexual lives for a smart reality TV series in development for a major American broadcaster. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
A non-union video campaign for a popular waffle brand seeks short smartphone videos of real family members across North America enjoying waffles for breakfast. Pays CAD $800. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
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 to appear in an online and print documentary ad campaign for a historic organization. Ethnically diverse candidates and first- and second-generation immigrants are particularly encouraged to apply. Pays $1500 to $2000. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking Canadians Aged 50+ for an ongoing series of mini web documentaries for a major camera brand. Selected participants will receive camera equipment valued at about $1000. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Seeking busy families for a healthy breakfast cereal commercial. Selected families will receive $1500 for one day of filming. 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. Selected participants will receive $300 cash. THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED.