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REEL CANADA and Ontario Creates Team Up to Help Youth Find Pathways to Careers in the Canadian Film Industry

TORONTO, May 29, 2024 – REEL CANADA, in partnership with Ontario Creates, is excited to announce the launch of all-new career resources in French and English targeted at youth looking to enter the Canadian film industry.

Expanding on REEL CANADA’s popular online Career Zone (part of its Reel Opportunities programme), online resources for youth will now feature even more educational video content, including new interviews with Ontario-based talent explaining their jobs and career pathways. 

“We are thrilled to expand the reach of our educational initiatives in partnership with Ontario Creates,” said Jack Blum, Executive Director of REEL CANADA. “These video resources will empower youth across Canada to discover the richness of our national film and television industry and encourage exploration of potential career paths within it.”

The quick, captivating videos expand REEL CANADA’s job information catalogue with new positions such as Screenwriter and Line Producer. Other new videos explain everything you need to know about unions and other associations that serve the film industry in Canada, including the Writers Guild of Canada, IATSE, and the Canadian Media Producers Association. Online job profiles will also feature the latest information on the guilds, unions and associations that are key in supporting the Canadian film and TV industry, searchable by province or territory. 

Find everything you want to know about the Canadian film industry here: youtube.com/@reelopportunities

Or visit our Career Zone at reelcanada.ca/reel-opportunities

ABOUT REEL CANADA

REEL CANADA is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canada through film. We serve millions of Canadians each year through school programming for K-12 and adult ESL, and National Canadian Film Day, which is celebrated worldwide each April. 

ABOUT ONTARIO CREATES

Ontario Creates is an agency of the Government of Ontario that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors.

For press inquiries or interview requests, please contact:
Rebecca Poier | Communications Manager, REEL CANADA
[email protected]