Mark Hand reminds me that Canadians interested in breaking into TV should check out the National Screen Institute's Totally Television program
, in spite of its embarrassing name:
NSI Totally Television is an innovative 10-month professional development program that meets the industry need for talented writers and producers with the ability to create and produce a television series that draws Canadian audiences. Each year up to six writer/producer teams are selected to fine-tune their ideas and work towards landing a development deal with a broadcaster.
As with all these programs, there is no reason to ignore this even if you are already an established writer who knows the biz who wants another leg up.
The workshop takes place in Toronto, and they put you up in a hotel. [Thanks for the clarification, Craig!]
The NSI has a bunch of other programs you should check out, too.
Readers outside Canada: feel free to write in with any helpful programs you know about in your country, and I'll post those too.