The animation and VFX job event of the year!

The wildly popular 2019 TAAFIxCASO Job Fair is growing year over year, connecting hundreds of job seekers and studios. The Job Fair runs at the end of the post-secondary calendar each year, welcoming both graduate and professional talent from around the province as they connect with 40+ studios from across North America.

Event programming includes a special talks in the Presentation Zone and free Industry Portfolio Reviews for attendees as well as special guest speakers, panels and studio showcases. Year over year attendance has peaked at 1,500 with hundreds of job offers in previous years. There is literally no other single day event guaranteed to connect creative talent and incredible studios anywhere in Canada! Attendance is free, so sign up today and get ready for a whirlwind day!

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Nelvana Studios

Nelvana is one of the world’s leading international producers and distributors of children’s animated content.Nelvana develops, produces and distributes animated content, and is part of the Corus Kids Television entertainment portfolio. The Nelvana Studio operates out of a state-of-the-art digital animation production facility in Toronto, Canada.


Nelvana’s library now has well over 4,000 half-hour animated episodes including classic properties such as Babar, Franklin, Max & Ruby and The Berenstain Bears and new hits such as Little Charmers and Trucktown. Airing in over 160 countries, Nelvana has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis.


9 Story Media Group / Brown Bag Films

Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. With studio locations in Dublin, Toronto and Manchester and an office in LA, Brown Bag Films creates cutting-edge animation for the international market. Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1994 by Managing Director Cathal Gaffney and Creative Director Darragh O’Connell, and acquired by 9 Story Media Group in 2015, we remain 100% creatively-driven with a focus on producing the highest quality, cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters.


The studio’s much-loved TV shows are viewed by millions of children worldwide and include Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Henry Hugglemonster, Bing, Peg + Cat, Peter Rabbit, Wild Kratts, Olivia, Noddy in Toyland, The Magic School Bus: Rides Again, and Octonauts. Brown Bag Films has earned numerous awards and nominations


Snowball Studios

Snowball has produced hundreds of minutes of top quality, 3D animation and visual effects in HD for film, tv, computer games, commercials and mobile, which are aired all over the world. These range from high-end commercials for brand name clients such as Cartoon Film, NBC, Cisco, Sci-Fi Channel, Verizon, National Lottery and Orange, to drama hits such as two seasons of VIPO, the 26-part children’s television series currently airing in over 140 countries and three more pre-school TV series, including one for the BBC. Positioned at the heart of the Israeli hi-tech industry, with offices in London and Toronto, Snowball has grown to be the region’s leading 3D Animation and Visual Effects facility, combining the best international creative talent with cutting-edge technology.


Switch Animation / VFX

We are a group of artists and technicians, visionaries and craftspeople.


We draw and draft and dream all day long. The content we create is colorful, energetic, and visually superb. These animated worlds take their life in feature films, commercials and television series with international broadcasters, watched by children and grown-up children alike.


Our workshop imagines and engineers every aspect of original series, from story to character development to digital animation to compositing to final editing. Though digital animation service work is still an important part of what we do, Switch Animation is becoming known for creating original content that is inspiring, impactful, and sought after.


Since 2010, we have launched original series airing on BBC Kids, RTE, Knowledge Network, Teletoon, and we have many more scheduled to launch internationally in the next couple of years.


Okanagan Film Commission

At the Okanagan Film Commission, we understand the value of screen productions. We are leaders in the creation and promotion of the film industry. Come say ‘hi’ and meet some of the many exciting animation and VFX studios calling the Okanagan region ‘home’!


IoM Media Ventures

This island of misfits is rooted in inclusivity & family where highly skilled individuals come together to create groundbreaking work in a fun, talent-friendly encouraging atmosphere.

Situated in Halifax, NS, we are an animation studio that strives to bring joy to the kid in all of us by creating ground breaking animated content that sparks the imagination.


DHX Media

As an industry-leading kids’ content and brands company that serves the global market, DHX Media has an incredible team behind it and we’re looking to add to it. No matter what career you’re seeking – it all starts here.

Working at DHX is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative teams who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality.


House of Cool

House of Cool is the leading studio in animation for Pre-Production throughout the world. Together with our clients, the House of Cool team has worked to design stories and craft some of the worlds coolest Animated Series and Feature Films such as the up coming productions: Spies in Disguise (Disney/Fox) and Maya and the Three (Netflix). House of Cool has also worked on Next Gen (Netflix), Ferdinand (Fox), The Book of Life (Fox), Rio 1 & 2 (Fox) and many more productions!

Our Mission is to bring families and audiences together through the development of unforgettable animated characters in feature films and series. We look to achieve this through our creative and professional talents that make up the growing family at House of Cool. We pride ourselves in being an equal opportunity employer providing training and workshops to develop skills and values necessary for artists to thrive in our dynamic and awesome industry.

Come chat with the crew on April 27th to learn more. We would love to meet you!


Kerosene VFX

Kerosene Visual Effects Inc. is a collaboration of industry leading artists who develop and execute awe-inspiring imagery at the highest quality possible. We combine passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm to achieve breathtaking visual effects and innovative broadcast design for television and film. Since 2011 Kerosene has contributed to series that have aired internationally on networks such as Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, and National Geographic.

Our boutique studio is conveniently located in beautiful Leslieville, one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.

No matter what your project requires, Kerosene can provide you with an end to end solution. From concept to delivery, Kerosene ensures that your budget and delivery targets will be met every time.


Tangent Animation

Tangent Animation is a feature animation company that thrives on creativity and innovation. What sets us apart from many other studios is our use of Blender, an open source software to make our animated films. Across departments, with training and through opportunity, our staff creatively grow however they’ve always wanted to. We want everyone to live in the land of possibility. Tangent was created to elevate and redefine what animation could be and set a new industry standard.


FOLKS

FOLKS, based in Toronto and Montréal, offers a variety of services, ranging from concepts, storyboards, pre-visualization to visual effects supervision for television, film and advertising. At Folks, storytelling is our business. From concept to finished product, your VFX project is brought to life by our handpicked team of specialists. Our gifted and experienced supervisors will oversee every detail to ensure your vision is executed perfectly.


Yowza! Animation

Yowza Animation has been at the forefront of high-quality 2D animation since 1996. Currently we are working on two features and several series inhouse, as well as innovating a proprietary 3D pipeline in our studio offshoot in Hamilton. Yowza is now one of the only solely female-owned animation studios in the world, and has a supportive, holistic working culture. Current and past clients include Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Universal, Netflix, Disney, LAIKA, and more.


Solis Animation

Solis Animation is a full service Toronto based studio specializing in 2D tradigital animation. Founded in 2010, the studio is independently owned and produces high quality, critically acclaimed animation and design for film, television, SVOD, advertising and digital media. Solis provides a unique studio experience for artists looking to work on fun, inspiring, challenging and rewarding projects.

Notable Productions: Ugly Americans & Moonbeam City (Comedy Central), The Secret Path (CBC) and Gary And His Demons (VRV).


Seneca College

Seneca’s School of Creative Arts and Animation offers some of the best communication arts programs in the country. We combine practical experience with comprehensive theory, world-class instructors and state-of-the-art facilities. Our graduates are in demand across a variety of fields, including animation, graphic design, gaming, illustration, photography, independent music production, and documentary filmmaking. You’ll benefit from field placement and other experiential learning that provide real know-how, whether it’s at a design firm, ad agency or recording studio.


The Focus

The Focus is a global recruitment brand, hiring for Technicolor’s award-winning Film and episodic studios including MPC Film, Mill Film, Mr. X and Mikros Animation Montreal. With offices across 4 continents, we’ve made it easier for you to find the right opportunity, whether you’re a recent grad or already established in the industry.


Portfolio Entertainment

Portfolio Entertainment is a leading media company specializing in the production, distribution and animation of kids and family entertainment for television and digital media content providers worldwide. Portfolio’s most notable projects include The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (PBS/Treehouse); DOKI (Discovery Kids); and Freaktown (Teletoon). The company’s Toronto headquarters house Portfolio Animation, a creator-driven 2D Harmony animation studio. Its distribution division represents over 1,500 half-hours of animated and live-action programming seen on broadcasting and streaming platforms across 110 markets worldwide. Portfolio was founded by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen.


Pixomondo

Founded in 2001 by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther, Pixomondo is a solutions-oriented design company that solves creative challenges for our clients and partners. Whether we are crafting never-before-seen visual effects for a feature film or developing innovative original concepts for a global marketing campaign, we leverage our collaborative design process to develop truly award-winning work. Our passion is to deliver the best ideas at the highest levels of quality on-time and on-budget, with the outstanding service you expect from a world-class company.


Pipeline Studios

Pipeline Studios is a leading global production company with a focus on developing, producing, and distributing award-winning kids and family content for audiences worldwide. After opening the studio in 2007, Pipeline has expanded its studio with leading international talent and robust animation pipeline technology across its offices worldwide (Canada, Latin America, and Europe). As an industry leader for animation television content, Pipeline Studios has worked on various TV shows such as Sunny Day broadcasted by Nickelodeon in the US and Treehouse TV (Corus Entertainment) in Canada, Bubble Guppies broadcasted by Nickelodeon, Fangbone! broadcasted by the Family Channel in Canada and Disney XD in the US, and more. Notably, the studio has partnered with Netflix, Nick Jr., Universal Kids, PBS Kids, Disney Channel, CBC Kids, and TVO Kids.


Guru Studio

Guru Studio is a creative-driven entertainment company renowned for creating, developing and
producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful shows including its premier Netflix Original
Preschool series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom which was recently greenlit for its fourth season; Paw
Patrol™, the #1 U.S. Preschool smash-hit and consumer products phenomenon produced in
collaboration with Spin Master and Nick Jr.; Mattel’s, Ever After High; and its own two-time original
Emmy® Award nominated preschool series Justin Time. Guru Studio was also involved in the production
of the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner, based on the award-winning
novel by Deborah Ellis. Led by President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone, Guru Studio is an
industry leader in animated storytelling for kids of all ages.


Rocket Science VFX

In 2003, Tom Turnbull and Anthony Paterson founded Rocket Science VFX (RSVFX), immediately captivating international audiences with elegant, award-winning visual effects.
Today, Rocket Science is proud to be one of Ontario’s largest independent VFX studios with a team of strong local and international talent. From script to screen, RSVFX is adept in visual storytelling and creating immersive environments to present captivating and compelling stories.
Contributing to multiple high-profile projects including “Into The Badlands”, “The Expanse” and “Hannibal”, Rocket Science is an innovative and dynamic company that delivers gripping visual effects!
We are excited to meet you on April 27th, please drop by our booth and say “HI” !


Dream Lab IP

Dream Lab specializes in the development of intellectual properties for television shows, feature films and web series, with a principal focus on animation for children of all ages. The goal of our laboratory of creative thinkers and talented artists is to create exciting new worlds filled with unforgettable characters whose stories become as cherished as those we knew and loved growing up. At Dream Lab, there’s always something new bubbling.


Mercury Filmworks

Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its quality, reliability, and innovation. Most recently, Mercury has helped bring to life Hilda, Tangled, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Mickey Mouse Shorts, Lion Guard and Atomic Puppet. Mercury is proudly associated with partners such as Disney, Amazon, NETFLIX, Nickelodeon, Marvel as well as a multitude of other networks around the globe.


Big Jump Entertainment

Entering its 12th year as an independent animation production facility, Big Jump Entertainment has become the go-to-place for adult animation in Canada. Trailer Park Boys, Animals, F Is For Family, Adam Ruins Everything, Dallas and Robo – just some of Big Jump’s work. Plus, Big Jump runs an active, original development department where all employees are encouraged to share ideas. So nerds, rock stars, introverts, extroverts, comic geeks and dolphin impersonators, leap forward at http://bigjumpent.com.


Industrial Brothers

Industrial Brothers is an award-winning company creating original & entertaining content with memorable characters telling unique stories for kids of all ages. We believe imagination should be valued in each individual, and shared with the world.
Located in Toronto (Canada), Industrial Brothers was created to develop our ideas from initial concept to final delivery. We are currently working on a number of projects including both television shows and computer games.


Jam Filled

In 2007, three guys decided to build a studio that they would want to work for. Jam Filled has since expanded from a modest 400-square-foot attic in rural Manotick to a fully-operational, multi-production animation company with studios in Ottawa and Toronto. A dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, Jam Filled will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

Jam Filled proudly joined the Boat Rocker Media Group family in 2016, which allowed the studio to spread its wings and grow as it continues to produce the highest quality animation and original content in the country.

Join our team!


Interested in Exhibiting?

Are you looking to hire amazing animation and VFX talent? Good news! There’s still space to exhibit your studio and connect with hundreds of talented creatives from across Toronto and Ontario! Reach out to our team to learn more about opportunities to participate.



Get Involved!

WHERE
George Brown College
55 Dockside Drive
Toronto
WHEN
Saturday
April 27, 2019
WHAT
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!


George Brown College, Waterfront Campus

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TAAFI is a non-profit volunteer organization, supported by many of the leading animation studios and industry organizations throughout the year as well as at each of our events. Without them we couldn’t bring our programs to you, our audience.

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