Advertising Unlimited


Advertising Unlimited

JANUARY 30-31, 2018


Apply to Advertising Unlimited and discover your future

Next Generation Day is now Advertising Unlimited

Advertising Unlimited is a unique opportunity for anyone curious about working in the advertising industry — students and professionals of all disciplines and demographics. Advertising Unlimited replaces and improves upon Next Generation Day, an annual event held by the Institute of Communication Agencies since 2008. It is now a more inclusive, progressive initiative to better meet the needs of today’s job seeker considering or exploring careers in advertising and marketing communications.

Organized by the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA), a not-for-profit association representing Canada’s advertising and marketing communications agencies, Advertising Unlimited takes place on January 30-31, 2018. The event is being hosted at leading agencies in major cities across Canada.

Gain Valuable Experience & Insight

Advertising Unlimited wants to inspire you to consider an agency career. As unique as you are, there are roles in an agency for you. You can be in the Creative, UX/UI, IT, Development, Customer Management, Analytics, Planning, Research, HR, Finance, Marketing, PR. Moreover, your collaboration with the industry will expose participating agencies annually to a wider, more diverse assembly of skilled candidates/talent.

The event fosters learning and connection with top agency experts across Canada, provides experience a full day working in a busy local agency, and encourages relevant agency contacts that may lead to job leads, internships, or future employment. Whether you’re looking for an internship, a job after graduation, returning to work or changing careers, Advertising Unlimited is for you.



Advertising Unlimited has been designed to remove real and perceived barriers to entry to the advertising industry. As the world grows more diverse, so must the advertising industry. Advertising Unlimited is for those who are certain they want to work in advertising as well as those who never considered the industry before. Long gone are the days of Mad Men. The Canadian advertising industry is diverse and inclusive. Join us on January 31st and discover what advertising has to offer and how your unique skills, lived experience and diversity of thought could contribute to the industry.


Advertising Unlimited is designed to inspire new talent to consider an agency career — and expose participating agencies to a wider, more diverse assembly of skilled candidates. While Advertising Unlimited was created and is run by the Institute of Communication Agencies, it is open to all agencies in Canada. Contact for more details.


Who can attend Advertising Unlimited?

Anyone that is interested in a career in advertising.

What is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 25, 2018.

When will I hear if I got accepted?

You will hear back by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January, 26th.

Is there a fee?

There is no fee to apply or attend Advertising Unlimited.

What is the selection process?

Advertising Unlimited uses a process called blind hiring to reduce bias and increase workplace diversity. Agencies will only receive applicants answers to four questions. These questions will give the agencies a sense of who you are and why you are interested in visiting their agency during Advertising Unlimited.

What is blind hiring?

The goal of blind hiring is to judge potential hires exclusively based on their abilities. No personal information such as age, race, education about the candidate is considered.

What happened to Next Generation Day?

After a decade of successful Next Generation Day events, Advertising Unlimited has been shaped into a more inclusive, progressive initiative to better reflect the interest and diversity of talent interested in a career in advertising. We wanted to remoove as many barriers to entry into the advertising industry as possible. Hence we eliminated the registration fee and will be using blind hiring to select the participants.

Agencies participating

BBDO Canada
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 3200
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3E2

90 Allstate Parkway, Suite 108
Markham, Ontario
L3R 6H3

345 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1R5

Juniper Park\TBWA
33 Bloor St East #1400
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3H1

Leo Burnett
175 Bloor Street East, North Tower
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3R9

200 Wellington St W, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 0N6

1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2800
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z1

100 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3L7

33 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1X6

67 Richmond Street West, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 1Z5

219 Dufferin St., Unit 102A
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3J1

96 Spadina Ave., 7th Floor,
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2J6

134 Peter Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2H2

Sid Lee
952 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1G8

495 Wellington Street West, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1E9

V7 International
32 Atlantic Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1X8

Are you ready to stand out?

Application entries are now closed.

Contact us

Institute of Communication Agencies

2300 Yonge Street, Suite 3002

Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4