One of the most-asked questions that we’ve heard for the better part of the past decade is about why Canadians are not eligible to appear on Survivor. After all, the series is extremely popular in the country and there are more than likely hundreds of thousands of people north of the border who would love to be able to compete.
Ultimately, the simplest answer to this question is simply tax implications. It’s a massive headache to be able to ensure that everyone can be paid if they are not US residents, and that is why most reality series in America do not allow international contestants. However, America’s Got Talent has been allowing contestants from all over the world compete for some time, and if they win, they can still take home the $1 million prize. (Canadians have also competed on The Bachelor, but that show is not particularly high-stakes when it comes to financial incentives.) We wondered for a while if there could just be a Canadian version of Survivor set up, but it may have been too expensive to make for Canadian television given how much of an undertaking it is.
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Well, it seems like Survivor has finally worked everything out and they are going to accept Canadians for the first time on season 39, which is premiering in the fall of 2019 (presumably — nothing is confirmed as of yet but it feels like a sure thing).
According to ET Canada, contestants north of the border who want to apply for season 39 need to email [email protected] with some of the following information as well as an unlisted YouTube link of their audition video:
-A brief description on why you want to be on “Survivor”
Good luck to anyone who wants to audition for the show! We do think that there could be at least a Canadian or two a season in the event that this casting works out.
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