Below-the-Line Mentorship: Greater Toronto Area

Are you an Indigenous creative in Toronto interested in gaining experience as a Sound Department Trainee or Script Supervisor Trainee on a Netflix production?

Applications are open now for the below-the-line mentorship program. This training opportunity is designed for an Indigenous creative in the Greater Toronto area working or aspiring to work in the Film + Television industry. We are looking for 1 Indigenous Creative located in the Toronto area to participate in this on-set training program. Preparation training for this opportunity will begin the first week of April, promptly after the selection process, and the mentorship will take place over a 24-week period between April – September 2024. The tentative start date for the selected trainee to be placed in their department on the production is mid-April.

Upon confirmation of participation, the trainee will be required to complete the following courses in preparation for the mentorship:

– WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
– Health & Safety Awareness For The Worker
– Step Up: Respect in the Workplace
– Permit Orientation Course

Applicants do not need experience working in the film Industry, as transferable skill sets will be considered during the selection process. This is a paid training opportunity. The selected participant will receive additional support to alleviate the costs of transportation fees, equipment kit fees, living expenses, and child or dependent care if applicable.


– The Selected participant must be First Nation, Inuit, or Métis
– The selected participant must be based in the Toronto area
– The selected participant must have availability throughout the scope of the mentorship
– The selected participant must be 18+

For more information on this opportunity or if you have any questions regarding this training program, please reach out to the imagineNATIVE Institute Administrator:

Chi Miigwetch, Thank you to Lead Institute Partner Netflix for their continued support and to IATSE 873 for supporting this professional development opportunity!

**Please note, at this time, the selection jury does not provide feedback on applications