Information Regarding the Rescheduling of CMTC 2021
Since the onset of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have been assessing how best to support convention activities and making adjustments as required by public health authorities and government orders.
CMTC Inc., in light of information from the City of Toronto GTA region, Public Health, the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government of Canada, has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s CMTC 2021 event. The event was scheduled to take place in May 2021 but, due to continued public health concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be rescheduled to May 11-15, 2022.
Held annually, CMTC provides the opportunity for aspiring Canadian models and talent to meet, learn from, and potentially get scouted by top national and international career makers. As the leading event of our kind in Canada, it is integral for us to set an example by prioritizing safety and respecting the guidelines set forth by the federal and provincial government. As an event that works with an array of professionals from all over the world, it is our responsibility to put the safety of all guests, staff, and volunteers above all else.
Following the rescheduling of CMTC 2020, the CMTC team has worked tirelessly with its host hotel and affiliates for 2021 and beyond. While a tremendous amount of work has gone into the 2021 event, the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and restrictions in place has created a position where there is no further option other than to reschedule the event.
The attached Province of Ontario Covid-19 Response Framework provides regional health measures within assigned colour-coded categories to keep Ontario safe. As of this January, Ontario is currently in the grey lockdown zone. The province must get through all five zones before CMTC will be permitted to hold our event. These zones are restrictive. For example, when Ontario is in the green zone, only 50 people are permitted in Meeting and Event Spaces. In addition, the Prime Minister of Canada formally announced that he does not expect the majority of Canadians to be vaccinated until the Fall of 2021. Until the majority of Canadians are vaccinated, restrictions on large gatherings will remain in effect. Simply said, CMTC will not be permitted to hold an event until large gatherings and travel restrictions are lifted.
Given the uncertainty created by the ongoing pandemic, the decision to reschedule CMTC 2021 was made, first and foremost, to ensure the health and safety of all the contestants, visitors, guests, managers, agents, casting directors, producers, staff, coaches, and volunteers registered and confirmed to attend the event. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic would prevent us from delivering a phenomenal CMTC experience, both in terms of competitions and educational seminars and workshops. By postponing CMTC, we will be able to better protect the health and safety of CMTC participants, the Toronto community, contestants and visitors from across the country, international scouts and reps, while delivering an extraordinary CMTC experience.
In order to ensure that current CMTC 2021 registrants are able to make future arrangements, we will be allowing all registration fees to be transferred to either the CMTC 2022 event or the CMTC 2023 event.
CMTC’s mission is to provide a positive, healthy, and safe environment where aspiring models/talent can meet with industry leaders and career makers, learn more about the modelling/entertainment industries, hone in on new ways to develop their skills, and grow their passion. A part of what makes the CMTC experience so special is the joy that is brought by being among a community of like-minded individuals; this is why we believe it is important to offer our sincere support to anyone who has been affected by this virus.
We want to thank you for your patience as our team has strived to come up with the best solution for attendees. We wish everyone the best health and safety during this difficult time, and we look forward to putting on an amazing CMTC event in 2022 and beyond.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!
The CMTC Team
MORE DETAILS / FAQs
Yes, CMTC 2021 registrants must complete this request to transfer form in order to apply to transfer to CMTC 2022 or CMTC 2023. All CMTC 2021 registrants must complete this form and the applicable documentation by January 31, 2021.
Depending on your selection on the transfer form, CMTC will move your account over to either the CMTC 2022 or CMTC 2023 database. The CMTC team will ensure all of your original account settings including primary registrant details, visitor information, and competitions match your original CMTC 2020/21 account.
Those who complete their transfer to CMTC 2022 by the January 31, 2021 deadline will receive the password to CMTC’s Contestant Hub. This hub will include all the necessary dates, deadlines, and competition submission forms for CMTC 2022. This is where contestants can also find links to CMTC’s Educational Sessions with industry experts. These sessions are designed to help contestants prepare for CMTC and beyond. Keep an eye out for more sessions throughout 2021!
Yes. If you would like to exchange any of the competitions listed on your CMTC 2020/21 account, you can email the CMTC team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to make the changes on your account.
Yes. You will be provided with new deadlines and information on how to resubmit if you would like to update your program book photo or any of your competition material.
CMTC 2022 important dates and deadlines can be found on the Contestant Guide page of CMTC’s website.
Those who complete their transfer to CMTC 2022 by the January 31, 2021 deadline will receive the password to CMTC’s Contestant Hub. This hub will include all the necessary dates, deadlines, and competition submission forms for CMTC 2022. This is where contestants can also find links to CMTC’s Educational Sessions with industry experts. These sessions are designed to help contestants prepare for CMTC and beyond. Keep an eye out for more sessions throughout 2021.
Despite this unprecedented situation, the CMTC team strives to uphold our standard of excellence for the CMTC 2021 and CMTC 2022 events. The purpose of rescheduling CMTC’s event date is to ensure that all registrants get the most out of their CMTC experience in all aspects including safety and maximizing the education, experience, and national and international exposure.
Regarding hotel room reservations at Sheraton & Best Western Parkway Toronto North Hotels for CMTC 2021, ALL reservations made directly under the CMTC room block in both hotels will be cancelled on your behalf as long as there are no deposits on your reservation. If you paid a deposit at either hotel, please check with them directly by emailing email@example.com. If you made reservations elsewhere, or on a 3rd party site, it is your responsibility to cancel your own rooms. Reservations for CMTC 2022 can be made starting May 24, 2021 by calling 1-800-668-0101 and asking for the CMTC group rate. Our friends have offered the same discounted rates offered in 2021 of $139.00 at Best Western Parkway Toronto North & $145.00 at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North (plus tax/fee).
If you have already submitted a request to transfer and completed the necessary documentation, no further steps are required of you at this time and your account will remain active for CMTC 2022. You will receive an email with the password to the CMTC Contestant Hub on February 1, 2021.
Due to the upfront nature of event costs (e.g., hosting auditions and free information seminars, year round travel and advertising costs, hotel contractual obligations, publishing and printing promotional materials, year-round event planning, staffing and administrative costs, annual overhead), we have a uniform policy that registration fees are non-refundable.
Despite this unprecedented situation, the CMTC team strives to uphold our standard of excellence for the CMTC 2022 and CMTC 2023 events. It is important that we hold our event at a time when registrants can get the most out of their CMTC experience and will be able to maximize their industry education, experience, and national/international exposure.
No. Over the past few weeks, the CMTC team has been in correspondence with the agents, managers, scouts, casting directors, producers, and industry experts who were confirmed to attend CMTC 2020/21. Based on this situation, the reps have communicated that May of 2022 would be the best date for the rescheduled event. Due to the reps’ busy schedules, we need to hold our event outside of peak industry seasons such as fashion weeks and pilot seasons. The reps have been supportive and understand that this is an unprecedented situation and look forward to attending and scouting at future CMTC events. Click here or scroll above to view a message for contestants from industry reps who attend and scout at CMTC.
As we have experienced over the past ten months, the COVID-19 pandemic is continuously evolving. As this is a complex situation, there were many different factors that the CMTC team had to consider. In early January, the Prime Minister formally announced that he does not expect the majority of Canadians to be vaccinated until the Fall of 2021. Until the majority of Canadians are vaccinated, restrictions on large gatherings will remain in effect.
The success of our event relies heavily on the attendance of international agencies that travel to scout the best Canadian new face models and talent. Due to the pandemic, we expect there will continue to be an impact on international travel well into 2021. Moreover, although our host hotel has worked diligently to assist us in rescheduling the convention, we do not believe that the dates available in late 2021 are safe choices for our attendees; this is especially the case for attendees who rely on domestic and international flights to reach our event. Furthermore, our correspondence with industry reps suggests that hosting the event in 2021 would result in a significantly lower turnout of industry reps.
Our team is constantly thinking of new ways to connect with CMTC attendees and offer new faces education about the modelling and entertainment industries. As such, the team will be working hard to ensure that CMTC 2022 attendees will be receiving information, tips, and virtual training up until CMTC 2022. We have already been working on exciting ideas to ensure that attendees will be prepared for the CMTC 2022 date. In addition to improving our Instagram live sessions to include more in depth information, we will also be reaching out to more reps and industry professionals to provide CMTC attendees with helpful information on how to grow their career in the industry.
We have already produced numerous industry educational sessions with guests including Nuno Campeo (Wilhelmina, NY), Ray Miller (Archetype, LA), Taylor Bright (Stagecoach, LA), Jessie Sardina (Select Model Management, Chicago), Sarah Sheps & Daniel Falk (Mann Casting, TO), Ted Maier (Avalon Artists, LA & NY), Peyton Kennedy (CMTC alumni & international actor), Tyg Davison (Plutino Models, TO), Erika Larva (Monarch Events Group, TO), & more! This initiative is to ensure registrants will feel as prepared as ever for maximizing their opportunities at CMTC 2022.
The CMTC team will be continuing this initiative and exploring other learning opportunities for CMTC 2022 contestants throughout 2021 and into 2022.
No. CMTC has a maximum capacity for our event. Since current CMTC 2020/2021 registrants have the option to transfer to CMTC 2022 or CMTC 2023, we will be filling any leftover spaces based on the same maximum capacity limit for CMTC 2022. CMTC 2020 registrants are a priority to us, and we want to uphold our standards of excellence and ensure each registrant receives maximum exposure. CMTC is a “closed” convention. Therefore, only a select list of industry reps receive an invitation to scout, judge, and present seminars at the event. The closed nature of CMTC ensures that contestants are being seen by respected agents, managers, producers, and casting directors who have an established reputation in the modelling and talent industries for finding and promoting new faces in various markets.