28 years

Helping Stars Shine

Our History

There is a growing demand for new faces in every major national and international market. Despite this demand, aspiring models and talent from small regions are at a disadvantage as their direct exposure to experience and industry opportunities are greatly reduced. Methods of discovering new models and talent in a country as large as Canada are severely limited. Substantial investments of time and money are required for major agencies to scout in smaller regions. It is often the case that aspiring models/talent have the desire and potential for a career in the modelling and entertainment industries, but are not provided with the opportunity to showcase their talent and connect with reputable agents, scouts, managers, and casting directors.

CMTC was developed in 1991 to help create the right time and place for models and talent to gain experience and showcase their potential to top career makers. For over 28 years CMTC has helped aspiring models, actors, and talent overcome four key obstacles associated with breaking into the modelling and entertainment industries:

  • Meeting the Right People. The most important person an aspiring model/talent needs is a legitimate agent or manager who believes in them and will represent and promote them to their clientele.
  • Education. Many potential models/talent do not know how to get started, which agencies are reputable, or what skills and tools are necessary for a national or international career in modelling, acting, singing, and dance. CMTC provides the best venue to be educated by industry experts and the agents themselves through seminars and workshops held throughout convention weekend.
  • Cost. As with anything worth pursuing, beginning a career in modelling, acting, singing or dance is an investment. However, it should not cost enormous amounts of time and money to find out if you have what it takes to succeed in the modelling and entertainment industries. The CMTC registration base fee covers the costs of putting together a comprehensive event to showcase aspiring models/talent to the world’s top modelling and talent agents. To put things into perspective, consider two possible alternatives:

(1) travelling to major industry markets individually or

(2) attending similar events in the U.S.

Travelling to major markets such as New York New York, Los Angeles, Paris, or Milan to meet with agents would cost you thousands of dollars for your flight, accommodations, meals, and other traveling expenses. Travelling to the U.S. and attending a similar convention could also prove quite costly. Indeed, registration fees at similar events in the U.S. are often in excess of $2500  U.S.D. In contrast, CMTC provides an affordable venue to be discovered by bringing national and international agents to you.

  • Location. Most aspiring models/talent do not live in an area that allows easy access to the major modelling and talent agents that can help launch their careers. CMTC makes the connection by providing a venue which brings together potential aspiring models/talent with the world’s top agents and scouts, all under one roof. At the event, models/talent will have the opportunity to meet with industry experts from New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Seoul, Miami, Montreal, Toronto and many more.

Our Mission

  • To help bridge the gap between models/talent and the career makers of the modelling and entertainment industries.

  • To provide a positive, healthy, and safe environment where aspiring models/talent can meet with industry leaders and make informed decisions about a career in the modelling and entertainment industries.

  • To offer the opportunity to excel and a chance to be discovered by providing aspiring models/talent with the greatest exposure to the most reputable national and international agents and industry experts.

  • To provide models/talent with education through seminars and workshops taught by industry experts.

  • To ensure accessibility to all individuals wishing to pursue a career in the modelling and entertainment industries.

  • To ensure the best venue at an affordable cost.

Our Values

  • Promoting integrity and high standards of professionalism in the modelling and entertainment industries.

  • Promoting family involvement, encouragement, and support, which we believe are key in the success of aspiring models/talent.

  • An environment of honesty, respect, and an atmosphere that inspires models/talent to achieve their full potential.


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"CMTC was the best experience ever. I learned so much, met so many new friends and had so much fun! It is so well organized and all the seminars were so inspiring!! Thank you CMTC for making the CMTC weekend the highlight of my year."

Mackenzie Critch

"If you are looking to start out in the industry for acting, modelling, singing or dancing - CMTC is where it’s at. You have a wealth of information & training sessions at your fingertips. You will meet over 70 of the world's top talent agencies, make lots of new friends and make great connections. Gaining exposure, experience & education all while having tonnes of fun!"

Juanita Young
Parent of Contestant
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"The CMTC Convention surpassed our expectations! Neither of us had a clue what the modelling world was like, but we attended the convention to hopefully find out. The agents who gave seminars spoke honestly about how hard this career is, what kind of effort it requires, and how to get involved in it. Jayden grew in her confidence over the weekend and we both really enjoyed the experience."

Sharon Adler
Parent of Contestant

"What an amazing experience!! so blessed for this opportunity and meeting the most incredible people, agents, and staff of CMTC. CMTC is a great learning experience and has great potential for young aspiring actors/actresses, models, singers, and dancers!"

Sarah Tweidt

"Being invited to CMTC was a really fun experience for myself and my son Jared. It has great workshops and I would suggest attending them, as they are really helpful for the kids, and helpful for the competitions. Overall it was a great and fun weekend."

Felicia Creaser
Parent of Contestant

"CMTC gave my daughter Angelina a lot of experience to a big picture of her life."

Jenny Fulton
Parent of Contestant
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"Going to CMTC was an unforgettable experience! The people, the workshops and seminars, the competitions - everything about this weekend was absolutely amazing."

Dariq Ahmed

"The experience was like no other. I learned a lot about myself and with the help of staff and the agents I was able to learn about the industry too. Everyone was kind, supportive and helpful during the weekend's events."

Gabriel Guadagnin
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"Absolutely amazing experience at CMTC! First time for us and we are just starting out. Extremely well organized and the seminars and workshops are highly informative. All staff are super helpful and very friendly! We met some of the coolest people in the industry too."

Shauna Mikel
Parent of Contestant