CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship

Are you an emerging Canadian female content producer who is passionate about production and development, with a focus on scripted broadcast content? This is the perfect opportunity for you!

  • Comprehensive five-day mentorship at CBC Toronto (Feb/March 2019)
  • Opportunity to build key industry relationships with CBC staff
  • WIFT-T programming pass (valued at $300)
  • On-stage recognition at the Crystal Awards Gala (December 3, 2019)

The CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship is an immersive week-long learning experience for an emerging female content producer. 

Through comprehensive one-on-one sessions with expert staff, you will learn how CBC operates behind-the-scenes, what motivates decisions behind programming, and understand how various departments interconnect by using a CBC show as a case study.

You will also meet with teams in production, branding, acquisition, strategy, research, scheduling and more – with a focus in the drama and comedy departments.

The ideal candidate is an emerging Canadian female screen-based professional who is passionate about production and development with a focus on scripted broadcast content. The candidate is independent, curious, and has an interest in the business of broadcasting.

The mentorship will take place in February/March, 2019 at CBC’s downtown Toronto location. The candidate must be available for all five full days.

Dates & Deadlines

Call for applications opens: August 8

Deadline to apply: September 21, 5:00 PM, EDT


  • ‍Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant, or Permanent Resident
  • WIFT-T member in good standing (may join at time of application)
  • Emerging Canadian female-identified screen-based professional (film, TV, digital/interactive media) with recommended 5-10 years of industry experience
  • Able to participate in all mentorship activities
  • WIFT-T Staff and Board are not eligible to apply

How to Apply

Complete the online application, then submit the following supporting documents:

  • Letter of Intent (max. two pages): What are your objectives for participating in this mentorship, why are you interested in learning about the business of broadcasting, and why is this opportunity important to your professional development goals at this stage of your career?
  • Professional bio (150 words max.)
  • CV/Resume including education and professional work experience (max. two pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation from an industry professional (max. two pages)
"The Mentorship was a unique opportunity that would be hard to replicate under any other circumstances. I was able to meet with people from all areas of the company and each meeting gave a new insight into how the CBC operates. Coming from a development background, it was especially interesting speaking with the production executives to get an understanding of how they select and evaluate content. The CBC has a responsibility to Canadians that is prioritized over their bottom line and it was eye-opening to see how that mandate trickles down to every person's day-to-day job. Thank you!"
~Madison Falle, 2017 Recipient
Look out for 2019 application dates.
Look out for 2019 application dates.