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The 5 Best Modeling Agencies in Vancouver

Whether you’re looking into hiring models or you want to start a modeling career, finding the best modeling agency for you might be tough and tricky.

So, in this arricle, we’ve listed modeling agencies in Vancouver you may want to consider. They can help to make sure you get the best representation for your talent and best interpretation for your creativity.

The Top Modeling Agencies in Vancouver

We assessed modeling agencies in the Vancouver area based on the following: *

Diversity of pool of talent to see if there is a representation of various ages, races, colours, and genders
Available portfolio online, including descriptions of models, in case you’re the type who checks it out first before getting in touch with the agency

Modeling services to get an overview of the kinds of services they cater and the industries they’ve worked in
Collaboration opportunities to know what kinds of creative collaboration they’re open to work with
Reach of audience, whether local and international, so that aspiring models can also know the opportunities that await them
Client satisfaction based on the ratings, reviews, and testimonials of their clients and/or models
Professionalism of the modeling agency, including experience with communicating with clients and flexibility with requests of clients
Experience with working with models during shoots, in terms of ease of working with them and flexibility of the models

1. Stranger Agency

Stranger Agency
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SERVICESModel Bookings

Commercial Castings and Film Work

Model Application

Creative Shoots

WEBSITEhttps://strangeragency.com/
ADDRESS1971 Franklin Street Vancouver, BC V5L 0CL
CONTACT DETAILSEmail: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSSchedule by appointment
CriteriaRatings
Diversity of models★★★★★ (5/5)
Available portfolio in website★★★★★ (5/5)
Modeling services★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Collaboration opportunities★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Reach of audience★★★★★ (5/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Professionalism★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Experience with working with models★★★★★ (5/5)

Stranger Agency is an unconventional full-service modeling agency – they stand for diversity, personality, and other cool things. This is the perfect agency for you if you like working in a professional but fun environment.

This modeling agency has taken a leap into the new wave in fashion, ecommerce and film, connecting their models with brands that will empower them. Their pool of talent has already represented impactful editorials, advertisements, and brands around the world.

What impressed us about Stranger Agency is that they push for representation in commercial photography. This can benefit both clients and aspiring models who want to broaden their reach and target audience.

We like that Stranger Agency is inclusive of different age groups, shapes, colours, races and genders. And it is a plus for us that they identify their models’ gender pronouns in their website.

We’re impressed with how friendly and efficient this modeling agency is when communicating to its clients. Even its website is fun to check out because of the witty descriptions you will see.

We especially love how they added background information about their models in their portfolio, aside from the basic body measurements, apparel sizes, and height data. It makes getting to know their models easier and makes them look more interesting.

The clients we’ve spoken to have testified how flexible Stranger Agency’s team is, even with changes, budget, and scheduling last-minute shoots. 

It’s a very solid choice for those who want to be represented by an agency that celebrates and encourages individuality, and for those who want to collaborate with a modeling firm that creates long-lasting relationships.

Pros

  • Unconventional
  • Diverse and all-welcoming
  • Friendly and professional team and models
  • Efficient communication
  • Flexible with budget
  • Open to last minute booking

Cons

  • Only by appointment and no walk-ins
  • Relatively newly established

Customer Reviews

Friendly, professional, and diverse

“I worked with Stranger agency numerous times since they were founded. Every time no matter who I am communicating with, they always have the most friendly and efficient communication with me. Very responsive regarding the shoot preparation and always flexible with changes. The models I have booked are all great as well. They showed up on time, prepared, professional and very friendly.  I had the best time working with them. Love the diversity of the models as well. Definitely one of the best agencies in greater Vancouver area.” —Grace Liu Photography, Google Reviews

Responsive and responsible staff

“We’ve worked with the team at Stranger Agency on a good number of shoots throughout the past 3–4 years and they have been an absolute joy to work with. Even for some last minute shoots, they have been very responsive and responsible. Every model we’ve worked with from Stranger have been very professional and easy to work with. Since we first started working with Stranger to now, we can see they’ve continually tried to improve their services and grow their talent roster as well.” —Vince Lo, Google Reviews

2. Jäger International Management

Jäger International Management
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SERVICESModel and Actor Bookings

Model Application

WEBSITEhttps://jagerinternational.com/
ADDRESS106 W 1st St Ste #307 North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A9
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 778-232-1103

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSSchedule by appointment
CriteriaRatings
Diversity of models★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Available portfolio in website★★★★☆ (4/5)
Modeling services★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Collaboration opportunities★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Reach of audience★★★★★ (5/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Professionalism★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Experience with working with models★★★★★ (5/5)

Jäger International Management is a model and talent agency with over 20 years of experience in the industry located in North Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. But it’s open to representing anyone in Canada in the modelling and talent fields.

Their models work for local and international rosters in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, among others. 


They’ve also worked with international brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Revlon, L’Oréal, and much more.

Their models have also worked on print and runway. Aside from modeling services, their roster also gets acting roles in TV commercials, TV series, documentaries, and film!

This is a major plus because aspiring models and professional models alike can enjoy these opportunities, too.

Although it has been in the industry for a while, it keeps a small roster of talent and models. This means it can provide personal service and that it can work hand-in-hand with whom they represent.

Prior modeling experience is not required here, so if you want to jumpstart a modeling career now, you are welcome to apply at Jäger International Management.

They also promote diversity in ethnicity, age, shape and size. However, one thing we’re not stoked about is their requirement for applicants for model and talent to send specific body measurements along with their application.

Pros

  • Worked with various local and international brands
  • Acting role opportunities
  • Easy to work with

Cons

  • Only by appointment and no walk-ins
  • Not that diverse pool of talent

Customer Reviews

Easy and pleasurable experience

“I have known and worked with Gail at Jager for over 7 years and she has been unwaveringly honest, supportive, and responsive in every interaction. Over the years I have booked her models for paid work, collaborative “fun” projects and tests, and in every case have found it an easy and pleasurable experience to correspond with her. Gail is one of those wonderful agents who cares very deeply about her models… and takes her responsibility to them very seriously, both as clients, and as human individuals. I have worked with a few of her models for many years and they have expressed to me that they feel Gail is always there for them wherever in the world they go, and I believe it. I have nothing but good things to say about this agency.” —Liz D at Blanche Macdonald, Google Reviews

Engaging and supportive agent

“Jager is my mother agency and I have been signed with them for 17 months now. Since the beginning, Gail has been encouraging and supportive with my modelling career, as well as in other aspects of my life. You can see the effort that she puts in for each and every model; whether that be booking them jobs or getting them contracts with other agencies; and how she cares about everyone’s well-being. I’m glad that I have her as my agent, and would recommend Gail and the agency to anyone who is interested in modelling!” —Ava Stuart, Google Reviews

Exceptionally easy to work with

“As a heavily published editorial photographer in Vancouver, with over 7+yrs of professional experience, I can honestly say that Jager is a great agency with a diverse group of talent on their roster. Gail, the owner of the agency is exceptionally easy to work with, is always open to my creative photography ideas and has provided me and my beauty/creative teams with some of my favorite models to date. Jager is one of my favorite go-to agencies and I always look forward to working with Gail’s fresh, professional and respectful model talent. A+++ in my books.” — Christina Lazar-Schuler (CLS Photography), Google Reviews

3. Alaeria Agency

Alaeria Agency
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SERVICESModel and Actor Bookings

Model Application

WEBSITEhttps://www.alaeria.com/
ADDRESSVancouver, BC, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSContact form here
OPERATING HOURSSchedule by appointment
CriteriaRatings
Diversity of models★★★★★ (5/5)
Available portfolio in website★★★★★ (5/5)
Modeling services★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Collaboration opportunities★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Reach of audience★★★★★ (5/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Professionalism★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Experience with working with models★★★★★ (5/5)

Alaeria Agency is a holistic modeling agency that represents models of all ages, body types, genders, sexual orientations, as well as cultural backgrounds. We saw this inclusivity in their pool of talented models and we love how dynamic it is!

What we saw uniquely in Alaeria Agency that makes it stand out is that they do not only represent non-binary models but also drag artists. Their modern approach to modeling, in our opinion, provides more opportunities for aspiring models. 

Another factor that sets this apart is their integration of health and wellness programs by partnering with different wellness brands and professionals. We like that they ensure their models are strong in mind and body. This also builds stronger relationships between the agency and their models.

They also offer mentorship and coaching, so we think this makes them a well-rounded agency.

Alaeira Agency accepts various booking opportunities such as creative shoots, commercial or music video filming, event or runway. It’s a great choice for local designers, advertisers, and companies who want to make a catalogue.

They’ve been in the industry for at least 18 years and their recommendations are A+. They reply quickly to their clients and photoshoots with their models often run smoothly, which means they are efficient and easy to work with.

Pros

  • Offers mentorship
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Represents drag artists
  • Eight model categories
  • Can book models on short notice

Cons

  • No specific address and contact details posted online
  • Only accepts online submissions for models

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended

“Alaeria is a truly beautiful company to work with. It is obvious that this unique agency is passionate about creating great working relationships with both clients and talent alike. With fantastic communication, friendly and welcoming demeanor, working together was professional, seamless and easy. I highly recommend Alaeria Agency.” —Niamh Dillon, Google Reviews

Sweet and professional models

“Alaeria agency is such an amazing agency to work with! The management and the models are so sweet, professional, and quick to communicate. I love that Alaeria values individuality and represents so many unique faces. The models are so fun and easy to work with, and I would not hesitate to work with them again:)” —Lucia Tan, Google Reviews

4. Richard’s International Model Management

Richard's International Model Management
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SERVICESModel Booking Model Application
WEBSITEhttps://www.richardsmodels.com/
ADDRESS744 West Hastings Street, Suite 211 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6C 1A5
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 604-683-7484

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 10AM – 5PM

Meetings by appointment only

Closed weekends and all statutory holidays

CriteriaRatings
Diversity of models★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Available portfolio in website★★★★★ (5/5)
Modeling services★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕Collaboration opportunities★★★☆☆ (3/5)
⮕Reach of audience★★★★★ (5/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Professionalism★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕Experience with working with models★★★★★ (5/5)

Richard’s International Model Management promotes both the local and international modeling industries. Since 1982, it has worked with internationally-known models and introduced talented models to different brands.

It has a huge pool of models divided into five categories for easy navigation in case you’re interested in booking models with them. 

It’s good to take note of the height requirements they have for models who are interested in applying with them. For ages 15 to 22 female models, the height requirement is 5’8″ to 6’0″; while for ages 16 to 29 male models, it is 6’0” to 6’3”.

Aside from models, they also represent a talented set of stylists as well as hair and/or makeup artists. Since their portfolios and bios are also readily available, you can get to know them easily even before booking and meeting with them.

This became a premiere modeling agency with the help of the personal experience of its founder Richard A. Hawley as an international model and the relationships he built with top clients and agents around the globe.

Its team of experts are very hands-on and specialises in personalised management that’s knowledgeable about the realities of the business.

They’re also sensitive to the concerns and needs of their models, so they’ll cater well to the development of your modeling career even if you are just starting.

Pros

  • International opportunities
  • Personalised management

Cons

  • Not much information about collaboration opportunities
  • Height requirements

Customer Reviews

Works as hard as you do

“The entire team is incredibly professional and is NOT new to the game. They understand the business and constantly remind me of my worth and value. Richards Agency cares A LOT about their models and takes the time to remind everyone to keep healthy and happy by offering occasional free fitness classes and team gatherings. Although I haven’t been to one yet, I am thankful to be a part of an agency that cares enough to go above and beyond. Richard was a doll when he was there, but Rya has since taken over and she’s so invested in everyone she takes on. Richards Agency will work as hard as you do! Every time I get a chance to pop into the office, I’m excited to talk to the team and laugh and joke around! Only inquire with them if you are looking for serious representation! :)” —Hailey M, Google Reviews

5. John Casablancas Model Management

 John Casablancas Model Management
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SERVICESModel Booking

Model Application

WEBSITEhttps://www.jcvancouver.com/
ADDRESSSuite 150 - 220 Cambie Street Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, V6B 2M9
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 604-688-0261

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSSunday – Saturday: 8:30 AM - 9PM
CriteriaRatings
Diversity of models★★★★☆ (4/5)
Available portfolio in website★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Modeling services★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕Collaboration opportunities★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕Reach of audience★★★★★ (5/5)
Client satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕Professionalism★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕Experience with working with models★★★★☆ (4/5)

John Casablancas Model Management first opened in 1978, and is better known in British Columbia as JC Vancouver. This agency specializes in handling international models and talents. 


Their models have already worked in various industries and different media such as fashion, runway, advertising, television and video.

Its Vancouver branch trains models to work with regional designers, international brands and fashion houses.

We like this agency because it provides ethical professional representation to its elite roster of models and talents. It has given them opportunities to work with luxurious brands in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Milan among others.

They have outstanding service and their pool of talent and models meets a broad spectrum of clients.

This is visible in their website when you check out their models which include men, women, and kids and youth. We like how they represent models of all shapes, colours, and races!

If you want to work with a modeling agency that can represent your creativity and talent, consider applying as a model or booking the models of John Casablancas Model Management (aka JC Vancouver).

Pros

  • Expertise in the modeling field
  • International experience
  • Elite roster of models

Cons

  • Can’t request for specific model to book
  • Only accepts online submissions for models

FAQs about modeling agencies in Vancouver


Look no further for modeling agencies in Vancouver where you can apply or which you can book and partner with in flaunting your creativity. Get in touch with them now! Who knows, this might be the start of a long-lasting professional relationship or career in modeling.

If you’re thinking about entering the entertainment industry, aside from modeling, you can look at the best talent agencies in Vancouver and learn how to get a head start in different creative industries